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Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates 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.

Learn the legacy.

In 1950, Willfred and Noma (Chowning) Byrum began providing funeral home services and assisting the families in the Lancaster area when they started the first 'Funeral Home' in the Lancaster, Texas area.

Initially, the Byrums were partners with the Rudolph Funeral home of Waxahachie. Upon the death of Romney Rudolph, the Byrums purchased his share of stock and changed the name to Byrum Funeral Home. Since that time, Byrum Funeral Home has continued to be family owned and operated.  Now, four generations of the Byrum family have continued to be involved with the funeral home operations.  

The funeral home itself was built in 1918 out of cypress. The original structure is a white two story, pillared colonial style home. In 1960 and 1965, additions were completed to increase the size of the staterooms and chapel.   We take pride in knowing that our funeral home is just that…a home.  For nearly 75 years, these communities have been welcomed into our home and treated as family.

Along with serving families, Byrum Funeral Home is a charter member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, a supporter of Lancaster Outreach, local schools, churches, clubs and businesses.

Who We Are

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

Jack Jeffrey  Lemmond

Jack Jeffrey Lemmond

President & Funeral Director In Charge
Sandra Byrum  Terry

Sandra Byrum Terry

Don  Norrell

Don Norrell

Assistant to the Funeral Directors
Amie Dean Douglas

Amie Dean Douglas

Funeral Director & Prearrangement Specialist
Kacy Bevier Lemmond

Kacy Bevier Lemmond

Office Manager

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