The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“To LeRoy Briones and your staff: Claudia Perez, Marin Vasquez, Gilbert Limones, Monica Salazar, Lupe Nolasco and Cody Briseno, As a family, we want to let each and everyone of you know that we are very appreciative in how everyone demonstrated such respect and tended to our needs so professionally! All of us who reside in Uvalde hold your establishment in high regard and have chosen it for tending our future needs, as we will be needing your help as time goes on. Mr. Briones, you were so thoughtful and loving (as I perceived) in our hour of need! Thank you all so much! Also, Analisa, Helped us tremendously! Thank you very much. Irma Martinez of mother to David R. Silva and family, Silvas from Illinois, Martinez from North Carolina, Flores from Minnesota, Silvas from Dallas, Medranos from Uvalde Rushin from Granbury, Texas, Andersons from Illinois, Waltors from Texas and my daughters Yvette Silva and Yvonne Moreno who were my voice and sight hand! Thank you Mr. Briones!”

Waltors from Texas, Rushins from Granbury, Andersons from Illinois November 30, 2021

“To Leroy & Family Thank you doesn't even come close to what I owe you! You went above and beyond your obligations of your job to make sure everything was done right and perfect not only for my daughter, Charlie Rose Marie Ginn but for me as well. You are the best at what you do and any place would be sorry to loose you. You are astonishing! Thanks again. Sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts, Charlie Rose Marie Ginn Family”

Family of Charlie Rose Marie Ginn

“En ciertos momentos de nuestras vidas Dios nos pone en presencia de personas como ustedes. El haber tomado el tiempo que nos dedico a me hermano y a m, sin tener que hacerlo es un detalle hermoso. No todos las personas en su industria hubieran hecho lo que usted nos brindo. Le doy las gracias por su tiempo y por su compasion hacia nostotros en esos momentos dificiles que hemos pasado. No tengo suficiente para pagarle su hermoso detalle, pero le mando un pequeno obseqvio. Se que no es mucho pero es para usted y si gusta compartirlo con su familia, perfecto. Que Dios lo siga bendiciendo hoy y siempre! Gracias y Saludos Veronica Andino”

Veronica Andino November 21, 2020

“We want to thank you all for the beautiful help and understanding of are beloved mother Arminda Luna, Thank you so much and God Bless. The Luna Family, Olga, Gloria, Ruben, Gilbert & Thomas Luna.”

Luna Family November 15, 2020

“Don't know what we'd do without you. Hope you know how much you're appreciated. Thank you so much for the beautiful services of both my parents. God Bless, Jesse Josie (Los Neighbors)”

Jesse & Josie Garcia August 06, 2020

“on behalf of the Uvalde Police Department we would like to thank you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Daniel Rodriguez-Chief of Police.”

Uvalde Police Department October 01, 2019

“Thank you for helping the Schertz Funeral Home complete plans for my mom's recent burial in Brackettville. Everyone involved provided a lovely and memorable service for my mom. Sincerely, Lina Howard Talley”

Lida Howard Talley November 15, 2019

“Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, Thank you for extending so much love and support to our family. We greatly appreciated the warm service expressed in your kindness meant a great deal to us. Again "Thank you" to you and your staff. My dad had a beautiful service..”

Family of Mr.Fernando Riojas,- Rebecca Riojas Cruz September 18, 2019

“"God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress." (Psalm 46:2) Thank you Mr. Briones & staff for all your hospitality and outstanding excellent service you provided for our family! I am forever grateful to you & your staff in our time of grief! Nato Hinojosa Jr.”

Nato Hinojosa April 02, 2019

“Hillcrest Memorial, The Family of Doris Klein Edwards thanks you sincerely for your kind expression of sympathy and thoughtfulness. It is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. The Kleins & Edwards”

Klein & Edward Family January 22, 2019

“To the Staff of Hillcrest Funeral Home, Just wanted to send you a big "Thank You" for the professional service you provided for the Ackerman and Byler families. Without you and your staff, we could not have met the desires of the families. It takes everyone from the one who answers the phone, to the one swings the door, to provide services for the families we serve. Also, there is not enough gratitude being expressed these days. So, our staff says "Thank You" to your staff for a job well done, and we feel you brought some peace and comfort to the Ackerman and Byler Families. Sincerely, Donna Schmidt Fricke, Owner & Thomas A. Knapp, Jr., Managing Funeral Director”

Schmidt Funeral Home November 16, 2018

“First of all I never thought I would be writing a review for a funeral home however I lost my only brother very sudden. Mr. Briones and entire staff handled everything for me and my family. He and the staff are the reason why they are the best funeral home in town. They blended in with our guest and family and can see and feel they genuinely care and wanted to help make everything seamless. Its rare when I get amazing customer service specially in this small town I call home. Thank You so much. I cant ever thank you enough. If you wanting care and that white glove excellent service then choose this funeral home because they truly will go that extra mile. Cardenas Family”

Claudia Cardenas September 07, 2018

“For you're among the nicest people I have ever known, and you'll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you've shown. Thank you for the beautiful tapestry you gave us of our beloved father Antonio Sanchez. May God bless you each and everyone of you. Yolanda Williams, Victor Sanchez, Mary young.”

Mary young July 19, 2018

“I would like to thank you for everything you and your staff did for my aunt, it was all so well coordinated and we were given so much respect again thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. -Angie Carranza”

Angie Carranza December 28, 2017

“On behalf of our entire family, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to you and your entire staff, for all you did for us as we mourned the loss of our father, Felipe Torres Sr. You were there every step of the was and fulfilled our every need, comforting us and supporting us, like you would your own family. We cannot thank you enough for that. The Torres Family.”

Felipe Torres Sr. Family June 10, 2021

“To the staff at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home Me and my family especially my 3 surviving children cannot thank you enough for the care and concern yo have given our Charlie Rose "Charlie Bear" words will never be enough to express how we feel, so I'm just going to say it again...Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for everything you've done. God Bless everyone of you! Sincerely Charlie Rose Marie Ginn Family”

Family of Charlie Rose Marie Ginn

“LeRoy Briones and Staff On behalf of Donaciana "Dora" Varela we would like to thank you and Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home for the wonderful services you provided during the passing of our Mother. Your compassion and care meant a lot during our moments of grief. Thank you Varela Family”

Varela Family November 24, 2020

“We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate everything you, Claudia and your staff did to make Dad's Service a Special event. thanks also for all your help with the planning and the arrangements of everything involved. Blessings, Kyle Carper”

Kyle Carper October 28, 2020

“On behalf of Eric Lee Musquiz Family, we would like to thank you for your services. We all feel very grateful to each and everyone of you for you outstanding dedication. You all exceeded our expectations. The attention and services you and your staff provided to us was extremely appreciated by all of us. May your business continue to grow and blossom but always remember that on our end you provided us with an extraordinary service. You all are to be commended!”

Tiffany Garcia June 05, 2020

“The Family of Doris Klein Edwards thanks you sincerely for your kind expression of sympathy and thoughtfulness. It is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.”

Edwards Family November 01, 2019

“Keep on believing. Keep on Striving. God has wonderful blessings for you. Thank you for all you do. Joe and Yolanda C. Perez and The Castillo Family, Thank you Always,”

The Castillo Family- Joe and Yolanda C. Perez September 19, 2019

“Dealing with families who have lost a loved one is not an easy task. Any funeral director will tell you that it takes a great deal of love and patience. When families are "at odds" this makes things much more challenging. When choosing a funeral home to honor your loved one, in my opinion, you must look to your funeral home and director for attention to detail as well as close care and attention to your immediate needs as you honor your loved one. You will find that family owned and operated funeral homes are the best as they have invested their lives in serving others. Our family recently suffered a sudden loss and because of our family dynamic, this was not an easy time for the funeral director. Mr. Briones, was patient, although I know he must have wanted to strangle us (me) more than once. He patiently allowed us to grieve and handle things at our pace. As a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Director, he allowed me to work with him and "do my thing". The entire staff was patient and willing to work with me on every detail, spare none. And they did so with sincere hearts. You see, the grieving process starts when you lose someone you love, but the healing begins with a funeral service or celebration of life that truly embraces and honors your loved one. If this is what you desire, then this is the funeral home for you.”

Margaret Ramirez July 13, 2019

“LeRoy and Lori It is from the deepest part of my heart that I thank you both for your kindness, understanding and professionalism during our recent interactions. It is compassionate human beings like yourselves that make life easier and more enjoyable. Thank you again for being you !! Dr. Sam Evens”

Dr. Sam Evens February 11, 2019

“LeRoy, Thank you to you & your staff for a lovely funeral service for my uncle Narciso C. Gomez. Debra, Claudette Longoria Thank you, Stephen”

Debra & Claudette Longoria November 20, 2018

“Jimmy Castillo is the epitome of professionalism and politeness. In a delicate situation he provided relief and grace. He enabled our large family to grieve and share memories without worrying about small details.”

Allan and Mariann November 10, 2018

“Dear Friend, My Appreciation for your outstanding Service you provided for Mrs. Geneva Robinson. Your kindness and professionalism was deeply noticed and appreciated. Thank you also for the offering towards our church. Looking forward to doing business with you in the future. Sincerely, Y. J. Jimenez”

Y.J. Jimenez

“Dear Hillcrest Funeral Home: Thank-you so much for officiating my Mother “Irene Ortiz” funeral. Your personal touches were so appreciated. You really did get to ‘know’ my Mother Mrs. Ortiz, and made the service so personal and lovely. We appreciate it so much and many people commented on how well she looked, and how beautiful the service was. The organization was phenomenal and the attention to detail made us feel comfortable, we know were in the right hands. I know it was a particularly hard day for you have to deal with my family!!! but, this was not at all unnoticed during the service. Thank-you for being so helpful and going the extra mile by getting the songs, photos slides, And posting her obituary on-line for us. Thank you so much for the extra special Gift! The service that you “Mr. LeRoy,” and stuff have provided will always be forever cherish in are hearts. I will most certainly add you name to my recommended suppliers list on my website! The HillCrest Funeral Home to have you officiate their funeral needs.. Thank-you for all the services you have Provided even after her funeral services. Best wishes, Mr.&Mrs. Leticia Pough, Mr.&Mrs. Jennifer Magaña, Ricky Ortiz, James Hanna, Terry Molina,”

Leticia Pough March 29, 2018