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.

“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

“"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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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