About Us

 Bryson Memorials is located in Angleton, Texas, 35 miles south of Houston and opened in November of 1986. Best known for being custom design specialists, they are a leader in the memorial industry.

Bryson Memorials offers traditional and custom designed cemetery memorials, pet memorials, dedication memorials, commercial and residential signs; as well as memorial and cemetery repair or restoration, and are consultants to many memorial businesses within the industry. They have memorials in hundreds of Texas cities, 35 US states and eight foreign countries. They have designed and built many civic memorials, been consultants for others and been contracted to install civic memorials designed by third parties.

Please visit our testimonials page to see what a few of our customers have to say about us.

The Bryson family believes that every family member should have more than a tombstone to mark their final resting place; they deserve a memorial. A tombstone has a name, dates and design, but a true memorial gives future generations a glimpse into the meaningful life of that special soul. While it may be impossible to tell an individual’s entire life story on a single piece of stone, with the right artist guiding you, a memorial can be created that represents your love and admiration, and compels others to find out who these treasured family members really were.

Bryson’s offers traditional memorials for those customers that would like to keep the decision simple and timely, but they are best known for their desire and ability to create a true memorial by taking the time to listen to the client, getting to know the story behind the life of a lost family member or friend. 

While most funeral homes and monument shops try to maximize profits by offering limited selections and rushing customers through their doors, Bryson Memorials believes profit margins are less important than leaving a legacy of pride in the Bryson name. We do not have commission sales staff and you will be afforded the time and assistance you need to create a memorial befitting those you care for so deeply. 


Bryson Memorials is owned and operated by Leslie and Dena Bryson in Angleton, Texas. Mr. Bryson learned his memorial skills from his father, the late Gary G. Bryson, one of the industries most highly respected and talented memorialist.

Leslie was raised in the industry. At age five he was already helping his father in the cemetery and shop by cleaning and bringing his father needed supplies. He admits he was more underfoot than help, but he was learning the craft. By the age of ten, Leslie was actually helping with production by sandblasting and by age twelve he was carving designs.

In 1978, with Leslie only seventeen, Garymade the decision to open his own business and asked Leslie to be his partner. Together they founded Bryson’s Texas Wholesale Monument Company, which they operated together until 1983, when Leslie left the memorial business for three years to hone his skills as a business owner and operator by managing his father-in-law’s retail store. In November 1986 Leslie and Dena opened Bryson Memorials and continue as owner operators.

Leslie Bryson and Bryson Memorials are very active in the Angleton community and in most Brazoria County cities. A graduate of Pearland High School, he is also a member of the Angleton Rotary Club, Angleton and Brazosport Chambers of Commerce, Life member of the Brazoria County Fair Association, founding member of the Brazoria County Ring of Honor, past member of numerous Angleton Independent School District committees, current board member and officer of the Angleton Cemetery Association, founder of the Gulf Coast Cemeteries Coalition, member of the Brazoria County Calvary, donor and volunteer to countless Brazoria County charities and these are just to name a few.

Dena Bryson, RN, is a school nurse with Angleton ISD as well as co-owner of Bryson Memorials; also, a graduate of Pearland High School and of Alvin Junior College. She is known throughout the city as a consummate volunteer with the city and school district.