• The Importance of Preplanning with a Chronic or Terminal Illness

    At Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, we encourage every family who walks through our doors to preplan their funeral or cremation. We’ve helped families in West Texas experience the benefits of making funeral arrangements ahead of time. Many of them feel peace of mind knowing all the important end-of-life decisions have already been made […]

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day After Losing Your Partner

    Holidays often trigger intense emotions in the hearts of those who have lost someone special. Valentine’s Day is no exception, especially for Texans who have experienced the death of a spouse or romantic partner. Whether the romance lasted 5 years or 50, this day can feel like a shock to the system. Our dedicated staff at Lake Ridge […]

  • The Benefits Of Building A Bucket List

    When people hear the words “bucket list” they might first think of the 2007 film starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicolson. Some people might also associate a bucket list with death or people of a certain age. Putting together a bucket list can be helpful at any age. Our dedicated staff at  Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial […]

  • A Tale of Two Funerals: Family-Owned V. Corporate

    Family-owned funeral homes like Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers have become harder to find over the years, as large corporations purchase one after another funeral home that was originally founded by a family. But here in West Texas, our family has been serving our neighbors since 2007 – and we will continue to do […]

  • How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

    At Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, we’ve been helping our neighbors in southwest Lubbock navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century.   Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a loved one can be — and we […]

  • 4 Ways to Practice Self-Care While Grieving

    After the loss of a loved one, grief can come about in ways you didn’t expect. Our care team at Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers recognizes that each grief journey is different, and it is important not to compare your experience with grief to others. However, one common aspect of grief is the necessity […]

  • Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

    American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that […]

  • Special Ways to Remember Loved Ones on Thanksgiving

    The holidays, especially family-focused celebrations like Thanksgiving, are some of the toughest times of the year if you’re grieving the death of a loved one. Meaningful traditions coupled with time spent with family and friends can bring back memories of that special person who’s no longer with you.   At  Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial […]

  • Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

    Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and financial or health issues and getting together for a funeral can prove to be very difficult. […]

  • The Many Options That Come with Cremation

    Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: People used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as meaningful as it might be with traditional burial. When you choose Lake […]