Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home was established in 2017, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Mr. Briones attended and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2003 where he served as Class President, awarded the Bill Pierce Award for service over self, received Perfect Attendance and the Academic achievement seals.
LeRoy is married to Nelly Briones and they are the proud parents of Andrew Joel Briones, Sadie Renee Briones, LeaBella Nynel Briones, LeRoy Briones Jr., Laylee Isabella Briones and LeAnna Larilee Briones.
A member of the Uvalde Rotary, Uvalde Chamber of Commerce and a past President of the El Paso Funeral Directors Association.
Giving back to the community is an essential part of LeRoys everyday mission. Organizing an annual Ester Egg Hunt, Truck or Treat for the kids and giving out Turkeys during Thanksgiving.
Proudly Serving the Uvalde and surrounding communities with pride and honor since 2017.
Funeral Director Apprentice
Claudia Rodriguez Perez, born to Roman Rodriguez and Juana Leticia Rodriguez. Claudia has lived all her life here in Uvalde, Texas and attended Uvalde High School. She Graduated Class of 1996 and continued her education obtaining her Associates Degree from Southwest Texas Junior College, in Uvalde, Texas. She is a proud mother of Lyza and Yazmin.
Claudia is the Office Secretary and Pre-Need Specialist.
A Member of First Baptist Church and a proud leader in HOTT Days(Helping Out The Town). She loves to extends her gratitude to her beloved Uvalde, The City of Trees.
Monica Saiz Martinez
Monica Saiz-Martinez is a long time resident of Knippa, Tx, yet was born and raised down the road in Uvalde. She considers both her home. Monica has been in the Funeral pre-arranging business since 2010 in which she has served many families in Uvalde and in the surrounding areas. Mrs. Saiz-Martinez joined the Hillcrest Memorial Funeral home team in March of 2021. She holds a professional sales agent license and is fully equipped and trained in the pre-need and aftercare Funeral business. Monica prides herself in serving our families in our community with care and compassion. Aside from serving in the workplace, she serves our community in Ministry and volunteer work alongside her husband and family. Their Ministry stretches past the US Mexican border to Piedras Negras Coahuila and Nava. They are also active members of Trintiy Fellowship Church in Uvalde.
Monica and her Husband, Joe are the proud parents of a big blended family, Sarah, Xavier, Jose, Aidan, Gabriel, Matthew, and Emily. Not forgetting, but including, 5 beautiful Dobermans that keep their home safe.
Monica and her husband actively volunteer and attend the many sporting events their children participate in at Knippa School. However, in their home they bleed both Purple and Maroon, loud and proud Knippa Rockcrusher and Uvalde Coyote fans.
Monica’s ultimate goal is to so serve families and our community with care and compassion, to have you walk in our doors as a stranger and walk out as a friend.