History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

We are a family owned and operated funeral home. Our locations allow us to offer a complete funeral service under one company.   We are committed to providing service with dignity and professionalism.




Our Valued Staff

John David Santos

John David Santos, Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer

you can reach David at [email protected]


Elizabeth Santos

Elizabeth Santos, Owner/ Manager/ Provisional Funeral Director

Contact Elizabeth at [email protected]


Carla Puente

Carla Puente, Funeral Director

Carla is native of Mission, Texas. Shes a 2014 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Carla entered funeral service to help others in their time of need. Her devotion to client families is mirrored by her professionalism and commitment in serving. Carla enjoys spending time with her family. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, and licensed crematory operator, she's also a licensed insurance agent specializing in funeral pre-planning. Carla serves our three locations: Mission, Penitas and Sullivan City and provides support service for our two cemeteries in Palmview and Penitas.

You can email Carla at: [email protected]


Joe Louis Sanchez

Joe Louis Sanchez, Public Relations

Joe Louis's career in funeral service has spanned nearly two decades. After graduating from Mission High School in 2004, he attended mortuary school at the prestigious Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, graduating with honors. Joe Louis has always been passionate about funeral service. Additionally, he is highly involved in his community and serves as chairman of the City of Mission's newly formed board, Beautification Committee, and as member of the 2020 Complete Census Count Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and hanging out with his four dogs. You can reach Joe Louis at [email protected]


Marivel Loa

Marivel Loa, Office Manager - Lord and I Cemetery

Marivel Loa is our Office Manager for the Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview, TX, you can
email Marivel at [email protected]


Tina Pacheco

Tina Pacheco, Office Manager - Lord and I Penitas

Tina is our Office Manager at the Lord and I Funeral Home in Penitas and Sullivan you can
email Tina at [email protected]


Grace Michelle Santos

Grace Michelle Santos, Administrative Assistant

Contact Grace Michelle Santos at [email protected]


Mariela Garcia

Mariela Garcia, Accounting Manager

to reach Mariela send an email to [email protected]


Adriana Perez

Adriana Perez, Administrative Assistant

to reach Adriana send an email to [email protected]