Laredo, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande, is the county seat of Webb County in South Texas. It is the tenth most populous city in Texas and the second fastest growing city in the United States. The population of around 236,000 is served by three funeral homes in Laredo. Some of the funeral homes in Laredo also have crematorium facilities.
The City of Laredo Cemetery can be found on N Meadow Avenue. There are two other cemeteries of note, one on E Saunders Street, and the Calvary Catholic Cemetery on McPherson Avenue.
Laredo is a largely Catholic city. Churches include: the Divine Mercy Catholic Church on Amber Avenue, First United Methodist Church on McClelland Avenue, and Saint Patrick Catholic Church on Del Mar Boulevard. There is a synagogue, Congregation Agudas Achim, on N Malinche Avenue and the Islamic Center of Laredo is on Amistad Drive.
In Texas, a death certificate is required within 10 days, and your loved one must be embalmed, refrigerated, or placed in an approved container if burial does not occur within 24 hours. A casket is not specifically required for burial or cremation, and burial may be possible on private property.
Texas law allows you to scatter ashes on private property, over water, or over uninhabited public land. It is always advisable to seek the landowner’s permission.
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