A year of COVID-19: Funeral home owner reflects on challenges, looks to future.  Click image above to see interview with Charles L. Villaseñor II.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder and matriarch, Mrs. Lois P. Villaseñor.  Mrs. Villaseñor, affectionately known as "Mrs. V" passed away peacefully after a short battle against covid-19.  Mrs. V accomplished professionally what was unheard of in her generation, a female legacy funeral home owner and manager.  Her small stature stood tall amongst men.  She brought poise, beauty, empathy, and strength into any room she entered.  Many strong funeral directors of today took their tutelage under Mrs. V. as young directors.  We are all truly heartbroken at the loss of such an iconic woman of East Austin.  Follow link to read extended obituary.

Services will be announced soon for Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6.  The offices of Mission Funeral Home will be closed both of those days other than to essential work for the families having services those day.  We ask for your understanding as we both celebrate a beautiful life and mourn such a great loss.  The Villaseñor family would like to thank everyone from the community who has reached out in love and support.  May God bless and keep each of you and your family.

KVUE News had a conversation with Mr. Villaseñor and a family recently served.  The discussion was about the City of Austin orders and how Mission Funeral Home is helping families to honor their loved ones; exercise their faith in the midst of a pandemic.  You can click above to view the clip.

View our COVID-19 page for additional information and Q&A between the funeral home and the families we serve.

Austin's oldest family owned and managed funeral home.  Family serving family. Mission Funeral Homes and the Villaseñor family have proudly served Austin since 1959.

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In 1966, the Villaseñor family and Mission Funeral Home were the first responders during the UT Tower shooting.  Click the above photo to read about the role of Mission Funeral Home during that tragic day in Austin history.  You can also visit the Life Magazine in its entirety. 

Our Austin Funeral Home has been serving the Austin and Central Texas area as a local, family owned funeral home since 1959.

funeral services Austin txIt is our mission to provide our families with complete, compassionate, and professional care before, during, and after the loss of a loved one.

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Whether traditional or unique; elaborate or simple; a Hispanic funeraria or a service for a veteran; traditions allow us to love, laugh, and live well again.  Honoring the life of your loved one is truly an act of love. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in Austin funeral services, and hold ourselves to the highest of integrity.

We value our reputation for providing the highest quality funerals in Austin, with the personal attention and professionalism to help families through difficult times.  Our funeral directors have years of experience dealing with these issues, and strive to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.  

No matter if a death is sudden, or if it something that was a long time coming, the loss of a loved one makes us feel emotional and overwhelmed.  No amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the loss of a loved one.  When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering. 

Looking to plan ahead?  We also offer funeral preplanning services. Pre-planning allows you to protect loved ones from additional emotional stress and can help to eliminate the financial burden of purchasing funeral goods and services.

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Mission Funeral Homes has a long history within the Hispanic community of Austin.  We offer services in Spanish as well as caring for international transportation for citizens of other countries, such as Mexico and Guatemala. Contact our Spanish speaking consultants.

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If you are looking for a funeral home in Austin, you have come to the right place.  Our staff has years of experience and strive to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. We will put together a personalized funeral package to meet your needs, including burial services and cremation services.  
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Mission Funeral Home is proud to announce the newest member to our family, Mission Pet Memorials.  The addition of pet memorial services allows us to better serve the family.  Mission knows and understands the special place pets hold within a family...they are members of the family.  In passing, your beloved pet deserves the same care and compassion Mission Funeral Home families have been receiving for generations.  

July 15, 2019 Mission Funeral Home - East Side at 1615 E. Cesar Chavez St., celebrates six decades of serving East Austin.

In 1959, Lois and Charles Villaseñor opened their first funeral home.  At the time funeral homes also provided ambulatory service.  We are still here serving our community and have grown to be Austin's largest family owned funeral home with four locations to serve your family.  We have locations in East Austin, South Austin, North Austin, and San Marcos.  

We have no words to express the gratitude and love we feel towards the families that we serve.  We are truly honored with the trust your family places in ours.  Thank you for 60 amazing years.

The Mission Funeral Home family would like to take a moment to thank Abby's Gift out of Houston, Texas.

Many families that have lost a child have received donations from Abby's Gift to help with funeral and burial expense.  We thank this Houston organization for reaching out to it's Austin brothers and sisters suffering the loss of a child.

You can read their personal journey here.

If you would like to donate and help this beautiful non-profit continue to help families as they face one of the most painful of losses, please click their image.