Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home was incorporated in 1936. Prior to Seaside incorporating, the area was known as the Aberdeen community, which was a farming community outside of Corpus Christi proper. The small cemetery was approximately three to four acres in size, and it was not unusual for the cemetery to be surrounded by cotton or grain. The oldest known burial is in the Aberdeen Section, dating back to early 1900. Currently, Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home cares for 27,000 burials and entombments.
W.R. Reid purchased the cemetery in 1938. Mr. Reid was a businessman and had other ventures throughout Texas. By establishing Corpus Christi heritage and legacy of its citizens, Mr. Reid set a new era for the Corpus Christi area. His improvements to Seaside included paving the cemetery roads, pre-planning sales, mausoleum property, and granite and bronze memorials, as well as memorials that would honor veterans and reflect our faith(s).
Two of the most noted additions to the cemetery were the construction of the Reid Mausoleum Chapel in 1962 and the construction of the Seaside Funeral Home in 1979. Although Mr. Reid spent many years planning the Funeral Home, he passed away a few years prior to its completion.
During the mid-80s to the early '90s, Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home would become a full service Memorial Park by adding the only crematory in the city of Corpus Christi, a garden mausoleum, a flower shop and additional cemetery sections.
In 1993, Seaside continued its legacy of family-owned proprietorship with the transfer of ownership to four local families, Mintz, Nuss, Cottingham, and Zane. To reassure that Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home would continue to provide the highest quality services to the area and its citizens, the owners created a management team with roots in Corpus Christi.
Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home continues to grow by expanding its product selection, educating its staff in current trends, and providing special pre-planning packages and discounts. Through the vision and commitment of our professional staff, we also are committed to sponsoring community programs that honor our loved ones, remind of us of our cultural and personal heritage, and celebrate life.
The legacy of Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home has continued by the construction of a new location, 2409 Baldwin Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas. Our other facility is named the Corpus Christi Funeral Home. The naming of the funeral home is in honor of the families in Corpus Christi that have entrusted their loved ones to us for over 60 years.
Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home belongs to several related associations. We are members of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association, National Funeral Directions Association, Texas Funeral Directors Association, Texas Cemetery Association, and Cremation Association of North America. Having membership in these associations allows Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home the ability to offer the very best Funeral Directors, Family Counselors, Pre-Planning Counselors, and Cemeterians to the community of Corpus Christi.
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