HOUSTON – African-American News & Issues presents Ross Mortuary as our business profile of the week. The doors of Ross Mortuary were opened to serve the public in the fall of 1938, at which time it was known as Brooks and Ross Funeral Home, located at its present address, 3618 Lyons Avenue. The original building was a five-room framed house which was converted into a funeral home.
In 1939, Mr. Ross began an emergency ambulance service and was the first Negro in the Fifth Ward area to offer this life-saving service.
In 1941, Mr. Ross became the sole owner of Ross Mortuary.
By 1953 with a growing and continuous increase in business, Mr. Ross saw the need for expansion. Thus the original building was remodeled and a second story was added. During the ten years that followed, the rapid growth of business caused a greater need for a larger and more modern establishment and because of this the old building was completely demolished in August of 1964 to make way for progress. The new home of Ross Mortuary is one of the finest in the South, with fifteen rooms that elaborately furnished and arranged for a quiet and efficient service to families during the time of need. The chapel seats 220 persons with private family room and car port which enables the family to enter and exit under cover regardless of the weather. The following years have seen even more growth. In 1992, Ross Mortuary and its well-trained staff is still able to fulfill its motto, “THE SERVICE OF DISTINCTION.” Ross Mortuary offers professional burial services inclusive with: Traditional Funeral services, memorial services, graveside services and cremations.
If you or someone you know is interested in any of Ross Mortuary high quality services feel free to stop by 3618 Lyons Avenue, 77020; or call, (713) 223-8071. For more details or information email: email@example.com or visit their website at: www.rossmortuaryinc.com