March 5, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: 512-758-3361

Charles L. Villaseñor II, Acquires the Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home and Assures State Mandated Restitution

AUSTIN, TX, —Mr. Charles L. Villaseñor II, President of Mission Funeral Homes, has completed the acquisition of Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home, under cooperative terms compliant with state regulations, providing assurance of continuity for local families holding existing contracts with Peel.

Mr. Villaseñor stated, “Through this purchase, the Villaseñor and Peel families will unite to uphold tradition and fulfill the uniquely important responsibilities entrusted to them by the Austin community.”

Mr. Villasenor is fully apprised of the complex situation arising from his predecessor’s actions, and responded that, “The safety nets provided by the Department of Banking, and the State of Texas to protect consumers have worked exactly as they were designed and as intended. I commend the Department of Banking for their diligence in using the tools made available through regulation to protect us all.”

The purchase of Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home provides the financial means to make all due restitution to the Department of Banking and the State of Texas which will, in turn, issue full reimbursements to families who purchased prepaid plans.  “My staff and I welcome the opportunity to meet with these families and we will do our best to provide the final funeral or cremation choices initially selected by their loved ones,” said Mr. Villaseñor. He added, “We do appreciate the many Austin Peel and Son families who have already expressed their desire to keep their pre-arrangement with us.”

All future pre-need contracts will be secured by insurance policy protection as has been the long-standing policy of Mission Funeral Homes.

The sale transaction allows Mr. Villaseñor to assure the general public that Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home will meet all future obligations and will continue serving families in Austin who have established relationships with the funeral home. As is the foundation of Mission Funeral Homes, Austin Peel and Son will remain a family-owned and managed funeral home.

About the Villaseñor Family and Mission Funeral Homes

Mission Funeral is Austin's oldest family owned and managed funeral home. Mission Funeral Homes and the Villaseñor family have proudly served Austin since 1959.The Villaseñor family has a long-standing and well-respected reputation caring for the Austin community by providing the highest quality funeral and cremation services, a trust earned over many decades and multiple generations. For more information, please visit our website or contact 512.472-7224 or 512-758-3361.


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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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.  


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.