Our Story

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.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

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.


Melancon's Funeral Home is a locally owned and operated funeral home. Formerly known as Heritage Funeral Home, the name change took effect December 1, 2010, with the addition of Craig Melancon. Craig has served the families of Southeast Texas for more than 40 years. He was named "Funeral Director of the Year" in 2010, by the Texas Funeral Directors Association, and is known state wide as a "leading professional" in the death care industry.

The location was originally purchased in 2006 by the Hauck family. Melancon's Funeral Home, located at 1605 Avenue H in Nederland, has a rich history of serving the people of Southeast Texas. There remains a true commitment shared from past to present in providing the highest level of service to each family. We pride ourselves in "caring...as only a neighbor can."

In 2006, many improvements were made to the facility to better serve the community. Along with these improvements comes the commitment of service beyond expectation. Plans have already been made to increase the square footage of the facility in the near future. This is evidence of our commitment to continue to serve the families of Southeast Texas for generations to come.

We believe our work is a "mission of service" and consider it a privilege to help families during a most difficult time in their life. Melancon's Funeral Home offers a complete range of services and merchandise in comfortable surroundings. Our professionally trained and licensed staff stands ready to provide sensitive, caring service, and strive to exceed the expectations of each and every family.

Our communities are wonderfully diverse with different backgrounds, and we consider it a privilege to meet the needs of those families with heartfelt understanding in "honoring the ones you love." In your time of need, let us help you create a lasting memorial tribute for your loved one.

Melancon's Funeral Home is also proud to be associated with Oak Bluff Memorial Park Cemetery and Memory Gardens of Jefferson County Cemetery, through the same local ownership. Because of this, we can provide families the convenience of a funeral home and burial gardens together. Monument and memorial packages are available to assist you with memorializing your loved one at an affordable price.

We are the only locally owned and operated funeral establishment that can provide complete funeral and burial services. Please contact us today for more information.

We are here to serve you!

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Craig  Melancon

Craig Melancon

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Johnny  Huckaby

Johnny Huckaby

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Jay  Kolb

Jay Kolb

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Michelle Lee Kolb

Michelle Lee Kolb

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Caleb Harmon

Caleb Harmon

Dew's Memorials General Manager / Provisional Funeral Director
Lewis H. Altman

Lewis H. Altman

Funeral Director / Embalmer
Jeanette Huckaby

Jeanette Huckaby

Office Administrator
Jerry Hatton

Jerry Hatton

Family Service Counselor
Charlotte  Melancon

Charlotte Melancon

Funeral Assistant
Judy Kelly

Judy Kelly

Funeral Assistant
Bob Wohner

Bob Wohner

Funeral Assistant
Darlene McCall

Darlene McCall

Funeral Assistant
James Wantanaba

James Wantanaba

Funeral Assistant
Phillip Losack

Phillip Losack

Funeral Assistant

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