Neptune Society of
Houston, TX

“We take care of families”

Losing a loved one is difficult. Remove a great burden by making arrangements ahead of time thus giving friends and family members space and time to grieve.

Learn more about pre planning a cremation by downloading our FREE Cremation Guide. Simply fill out the form to the right for immediate access.

Cremation Service in Houston, TX

Houston, TX Cremation Pre-Planning: What You Should Know

  • Cremation is Affordable
  • Prepaid Cremation Saves Money
  • Preplanning Gives You Control
  • Preplanning Provides Peace of Mind
  • Use the form on this page for a FREE cremation planning guide.

Cremation: Houston, TX

Houston Cremation Planning. Our experienced staff at Neptune Society Houston is available to counsel you through Houston Cremation Planning, developing a plan for your final needs that brings you and your loved ones peace of mind. A cremation in Houston allows for an individualized and meaningful tribute at a cost far less than a traditional funeral and burial. A cremation plan, developed with our compassionate, expert staff at Neptune Society Houston, defines your wishes, advises your loved ones, and ensures a dignified and respectful process. Neptune Society staff is dedicated to offering professional and peaceful services for a cremation in Houston TX.

Cremation Costs Houston

Affordable Prepaid Cremation. The Neptune Society Houston has served Harris County since 2006, providing quality prepaid cremation services at an exceptional value. Houston cremation costs are minimized by taking care of cremation costs in advance, paying today’s price of cremation in Houston rather than a future higher cost. Our experienced counseling staff assists you in planning your final needs to ensure your needs are met and your wishes carried out with affordable cremation prices. Houston prepaid cremation services offer an individualized, respectful plan that alleviates the burden of planning and cost for family and loved ones. Prepaid cremation is the most affordable cremation in Houston.

The Neptune Society Houston is an integral part of the greater Houston area, supporting Methodist Hospital’s blood drive and providing teddy bears to comfort young patients and small children who interact with the City of Houston Police Department. Neptune Society Houston is an annual donation center for the Marine Reservists’ Toys for Tots campaign; we’re about more than just cremation. Houston TX residents trust Neptune Society Houston to meet their pre-arranged prepaid cremation needs.

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Has a loved one passed away? Get assistance now.

Coordinating end-of-life services without a pre-arranged plan is overwhelming for many families. Our caring and experienced professionals in Houston walk you through every step of planning a Houston-area cremation to help you through this difficult time. We handle:

  • The death certificate and cremation permit
  • Creating a Houston cremation plan that meets your needs
  • Transporting your loved one to the cremation facility
  • Arranging post-cremation burial or scattering services

Fill out the form on the right to get in touch with a local cremation professional regarding a recent death in the family. Someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Next, gather information. Neptune Society, doctors, state agencies, and other officials will need the following information about the deceased in order to proceed:

  • Birth date and birthplace
  • Social Security number
  • Father's name and state of birth
  • Mother's maiden name and state of birth
  • Form DD-214 (if deceased was a veteran)
  • A copy of the driver's license

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Houston, TX Veteran Cremation

Our dedicated family service representatives in Houston are trained to answer your questions about veterans' cremations. Houston veterans may be eligible for the following benefits through the Department of Veteran's Affairs:

  • Special honors: American flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • A credit to help pay for your Houston cremation service
  • Interment of cremated remains in a National Cemetery

We help you navigate your veteran’s benefits eligibility and cremation planning. Contact us below to learn more.

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Veteran Information:

Visit The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for questions/information on VA and benefits.

Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77038
(281) 447-8686

About Us

We are centrally located in the Montrose area, five minutes from Downtown Houston and about 10 minutes from the Galleria. If you are traveling South on 59 you would exit at S. Shepherd and turn right on S. Shepherd. We are located in between Richmond Ave and W. Alabama. If you are traveling North on 59 you would turn left on S.Shepherd.

Our Office Proudly Serves the Following Areas and Counties:

  • Brazoria County
  • Brazos County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Galveston County
  • Harris County
  • Liberty County
  • Montgomery County
  • Waller County

*Distance restrictions may apply in some cases in some areas.


The following lists partnerships that have evolved over the years to allow Neptune Society to better serve our community:

Our Team

Esmeralda Alvarado-Mercado

Service Manager

Esmeralda Alvarado-Mercado is a licensed funeral director and the Service Manager for the Neptune Society Houston office. She has been with Neptune Society since 2013. Esmeralda has proudly served the bereaved in the Houston and surrounding communities in both traditional funerals and cremation. She is a native Houstonian and has also assisted families with transporting their loved ones throughout the United States and out of the country as well. Esmeralda is a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America, and Houston Metropolitan Funeral Directors. In her spare time she enjoys the beach and family gatherings and cherishes every moment spent with her family. Her greatest accomplishments in life are her daughters Xochitl, a Senior at University of North Texas, and Itxel a Junior at Lamar High School.  Esmeralda is also blessed to still have her mother Mrs. Janie M. Alvarado. Six years ago Esmeralda married the love of her life and best friend since childhood, Jorge Mercado and became a mom to his children Janel, who received a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech and is currently working on her Master’s Degree at the University of Minnesota in Musical Performance, Christopher, a Junior at Texas A&M, and Julia, a freshman at Lone Star College, all of which are on their way to a great future. She is very blessed to be a mother to both hers and Jorge’s kids.

The Houston office is prepared to assist you with your Bilingual (English/Spanish) needs.



Mayra Ochoa

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Upon graduating from Crosby High School in 2007, Mayra Ochoa attended Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service from which she earned an Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Service. Earning her Funeral Director and Embalmer’s license in 2008, she began her career with the Personal Care Center of Houston as an Embalmer/Funeral Director and recently joined the Neptune Society Family in July of 2016. It is a natural curiosity to wonder how someone chooses this as their career. After losing someone at a very young age, Ochoa realized that funerals are a valuable part of the grieving process. Such understanding inspired her to pursue a career in funeral directing, where she may offer support to families through their times of tragedy and loss.



Jessica Chavez

Service Support

Jessica Chavez is part of the service support team for the Neptune Society Houston office.  She is a native Houstonian and graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 2002. Jessica and her husband are raising two daughters in the same neighborhood they grew up in. They enjoy spending quality time within their community. Chavez has worked in the funeral industry for 7 years and has worked in her current position with the Neptune Society family since 2014. When she started her career she knew from the beginning that 100% customer service was key. Being able to service our families with the utmost care gives her a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day. She is grateful to be a part of a unique organization that is the largest and most trusted direct cremation provider in the United States.



In the Community

Neptune Society Houston, TX Visits Local Hospices to Deliver Donations

June 2016

Esmerelda Alvarado-Mercado and Wilhelmina Sims visited several inpatient hospice facilities delivering donations. Esmerelda has been invited to host three separate in-service meetings where she will be able to further educate her community regarding the value of our services.