Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Jared Kees Manager, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator

Jared grew up in the shadow of the funeral home. A 5th generation member of the family owned business, he received his Funeral Director/Embalmer’s license after attending Delgado Community College’s Mortuary Studies in New Orleans, LA. He is also a graduate of Nicholls State University. He is an acting Manager of the funeral home, overseeing the daily management and operation of it. As a licensed funeral director/embalmer, his duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He is married to Michelle Kees. Together, they have 4 children.

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Travis Lawrence Manager, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator

Travis has been involved in the funeral business in various capacities since 1996. He graduated in 2001 with a B.S. from LSU in Human Resources Management, in 2003 with an M.B.A. from Nicholls State University, and in 2005 with an A.S in Mortuary Studies from Delgado Community College. He is a licensed funeral director/embalmer and crematory retort operator. In addition, he manages the day to day operations of the funeral home. Travis enjoys the beach, camping, spending time at the lake fishing or boat riding, and spending time with family and friends. He is married to Reagan, who teaches at a local Catholic elementary school in Thibodaux. Together, they have one son, Wyatt.

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Stephen Kees Part Time Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator

Stephen grew up in the shadow of the funeral home and began actually working there in 1989. A 5th generation member of the family owned business, he received his Funeral Director/Embalmer’s license in 2003 after attending Delgado Community College’s Mortuary Studies in New Orleans, LA. He is also a graduate of Nicholls State University. He is an acting Manager of the funeral home, overseeing the daily management and operation of it. As a licensed funeral director/embalmer, his duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He is husband to Mary Truxillo Kees, and they enjoy traveling, the outdoors, fishing, and the culinary arts.

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Walton Guidry Jr. Part Time Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Walton Guidry, Jr. (known as “Jr.”) has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 40 years. He began his career in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, when he was assigned to Grave Registration. After his tour of duty, he attended Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, TX. He is married to Malvina Guidry, who he has known since elementary school, and they have two children and two grandsons. He and Malvina now reside in Thibodaux, but they were both born and raised down Bayou DuLarge. Since he was the oldest of 8 children of a fisherman, Bayou DuLarge will always be his home. He enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Sarah K. LaRose Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Sarah has been around the funeral business all of her life as the daughter of Craig Kees, a co-owner of Thibodaux Funeral Home. In high school, she began working at the funeral home during the summers and continued to work in the funeral business after graduating. She took a hiatus in order to attend Nicholls State University and returned to the family business in June 2015, where she now fulfills her duties as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. She enjoys novels, crocheting, and playing with her cat and dog. Since May 2014, she has been married to Brett LaRose.

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Vincent Hollier Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Earning an Associate of Funeral Service degree from Delgado Community College of New Orleans in 2018, Vincent Hollier is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He entered the funeral industry in 2015, after also earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2011 from Nicholls State University of Thibodaux. His personal interests include attending music concerts and New Orleans Pelicans and Saints games. He lives with his girlfriend, Cami Pitre, and her daughter, Roen Gaudet, their dogs, Jabba and Beauregard Theodore, and two cats, Merlin and Charlie.

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Reed Gros Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer/Crematory Operator

Reed has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1988. He retired in 2016 from the Berwick Police Department as a Patrolman and joined our team in 2021. He has been married to his wife Glenda for 48 years and they have a son and a daughter and 4 grandchildren.

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Steve Kinsley Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Steven received his Funeral Director/Embalming license in 2001. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical theological studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister and Chaplin. He is married to his wife, Robie and they have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family and is a huge Christmas movie watcher. He loves all things Christmas.

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Talyer Kimble Funeral Director/Embalmer Intern

Born and raised in Houma, LA, Tayler is a 2014 graduate of Central Lafourche High School and a current student at Delgado Community College Mortuary Program. Tayler has been in the funeral industry since October 2022. She has always had a passion for the funeral industry for as long as she can remember. Being able to help grieving families in their time of need is what makes her passion grow stronger. Tayler now lives in Thibodaux, LA with her Fiancé`, Lindsey and their two fur babies, Rymmie Lee and Nova Mae. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places, and going bull-red fishing.

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Hailey Franklin Licensed Cosmetologist

A graduate of South Louisiana Beauty College, Hailey has been in funeral services since 2020. She is a licensed cosmetologist, and has been in the cosmetic industry for several years. Her duties include cosmetics, hair, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. A native of Thibodaux, LA. she is married to Jarek Franklin. They have a  labrador retriever named Dixie Lynn. Hailey enjoys family cookouts, fishing and karaoke.

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Hilary Domangue Preneed Counselor

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Kristi G. Vaughn Office Administration

Kristi has been with the funeral home since September 2021. Born and raised in Napoleonville, LA, Kristi has worked in accounting since 2006. She is married to Nicholas and has two children, Lanie and Luke and three dogs, Tizzy, Zac and Gemma. In her time off, Kristi enjoys fishing and frogging.

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Melissa Duet Office Administration

Born and raised in Thibodaux, Melissa is a 1996 graduate of Thibodaux High School, has worked in the fields of finance, accounting, and customer service. She has been with the funeral home since 2011. Her duties include overseeing office procedures, assisting funeral directors and management, and managing social media accounts. She is married to Lance and has children Seth, Will, and Luke and 2 cats, Poptart and Cookie. On her off time, Melissa enjoys organizing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Michelle B. Kees Office Administration

A graduate of Terrebonne High School and Nicholls State University, Michelle has been in funeral services since 2010. She fulfills the responsibilities of Office Assistant/Secretary. Her personal interests include reading and baking. Married to Jared Kees, they have 4 children together.

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Jerry Gaudet Transportation Specialist, Maintenance, Crematory Operator

Jerry has been in funeral services since 1992. His duties include facility and grounds maintenance, removals, funeral assistant, and he is also a Licensed Crematory Operator. A graduate of Hahnville High School, Jerry enjoys fishing, swimming, sports, and spending time with his family.

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Corey Harris Transportation Specialist, Maintenance

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Wayne Dauzat Transportation Specialist, Maintenance, Crematory Operator

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Jonathan Breaux Transportation Specialist, Maintenance, Crematory Operator

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Yvette Daigs Funeral Attendant

After 33 years of service with the State, Yvette joined the team in 2020 where she assists funeral directors with visitations, funeral services, and burials.  She is a 1983 graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School and parishioner of St. Bridget Catholic Church. She is the proud mom of 1 daughter who is a speech therapist and 1 son, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force, and 2 grandchildren. In her spare time Yvette enjoys fishing, going to the beach and spending time with her grandkids.

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Donald Boudreaux Funeral Attendant

Donald has worked with the funeral home since 2012 assisting funeral directors conduct visitations and funerals. He is a graduate of Assumption High School and is an alumnus of Nicholls State University. He and his wife have a son and a daughter and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and deer processing.

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Pat Domingue Funeral Attendant

Pat has been with the funeral home since September 2011, where she assists funeral directors with visitations, funeral services, and burials. She is a graduate of Thibodaux High School and also earned her M.Ed. in Education from Nicholls State University. Born and raised in Thibodaux, she is mother to 5 children and 10 grandchildren. She is now widowed. She enjoys traveling, reading, and walking.

Jared Kees

Manager, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator
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Jared grew up in the shadow of the funeral home. A 5th generation member of the family owned business, he received his Funeral Director/Embalmer’s license after attending Delgado Community College’s Mortuary Studies in New Orleans, LA. He is also a graduate of Nicholls State University. He is an acting Manager of the funeral home, overseeing the daily management and operation of it. As a licensed funeral director/embalmer, his duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He is married to Michelle Kees. Together, they have 4 children.

Travis Lawrence

Manager, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator
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Travis has been involved in the funeral business in various capacities since 1996. He graduated in 2001 with a B.S. from LSU in Human Resources Management, in 2003 with an M.B.A. from Nicholls State University, and in 2005 with an A.S in Mortuary Studies from Delgado Community College. He is a licensed funeral director/embalmer and crematory retort operator. In addition, he manages the day to day operations of the funeral home. Travis enjoys the beach, camping, spending time at the lake fishing or boat riding, and spending time with family and friends. He is married to Reagan, who teaches at a local Catholic elementary school in Thibodaux. Together, they have one son, Wyatt.

Stephen Kees

Part Time Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator
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Stephen grew up in the shadow of the funeral home and began actually working there in 1989. A 5th generation member of the family owned business, he received his Funeral Director/Embalmer’s license in 2003 after attending Delgado Community College’s Mortuary Studies in New Orleans, LA. He is also a graduate of Nicholls State University. He is an acting Manager of the funeral home, overseeing the daily management and operation of it. As a licensed funeral director/embalmer, his duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He is husband to Mary Truxillo Kees, and they enjoy traveling, the outdoors, fishing, and the culinary arts.

Walton Guidry Jr.

Part Time Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Walton Guidry, Jr. (known as “Jr.”) has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 40 years. He began his career in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, when he was assigned to Grave Registration. After his tour of duty, he attended Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, TX. He is married to Malvina Guidry, who he has known since elementary school, and they have two children and two grandsons. He and Malvina now reside in Thibodaux, but they were both born and raised down Bayou DuLarge. Since he was the oldest of 8 children of a fisherman, Bayou DuLarge will always be his home. He enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Sarah K. LaRose

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Sarah has been around the funeral business all of her life as the daughter of Craig Kees, a co-owner of Thibodaux Funeral Home. In high school, she began working at the funeral home during the summers and continued to work in the funeral business after graduating. She took a hiatus in order to attend Nicholls State University and returned to the family business in June 2015, where she now fulfills her duties as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. She enjoys novels, crocheting, and playing with her cat and dog. Since May 2014, she has been married to Brett LaRose.

Vincent Hollier

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Earning an Associate of Funeral Service degree from Delgado Community College of New Orleans in 2018, Vincent Hollier is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He entered the funeral industry in 2015, after also earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2011 from Nicholls State University of Thibodaux. His personal interests include attending music concerts and New Orleans Pelicans and Saints games. He lives with his girlfriend, Cami Pitre, and her daughter, Roen Gaudet, their dogs, Jabba and Beauregard Theodore, and two cats, Merlin and Charlie.

Reed Gros

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer/Crematory Operator
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Reed has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1988. He retired in 2016 from the Berwick Police Department as a Patrolman and joined our team in 2021. He has been married to his wife Glenda for 48 years and they have a son and a daughter and 4 grandchildren.

Steve Kinsley

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Steven received his Funeral Director/Embalming license in 2001. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical theological studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister and Chaplin. He is married to his wife, Robie and they have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family and is a huge Christmas movie watcher. He loves all things Christmas.

Talyer Kimble

Funeral Director/Embalmer Intern
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Born and raised in Houma, LA, Tayler is a 2014 graduate of Central Lafourche High School and a current student at Delgado Community College Mortuary Program. Tayler has been in the funeral industry since October 2022. She has always had a passion for the funeral industry for as long as she can remember. Being able to help grieving families in their time of need is what makes her passion grow stronger. Tayler now lives in Thibodaux, LA with her Fiancé`, Lindsey and their two fur babies, Rymmie Lee and Nova Mae. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places, and going bull-red fishing.

Hailey Franklin

Licensed Cosmetologist
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A graduate of South Louisiana Beauty College, Hailey has been in funeral services since 2020. She is a licensed cosmetologist, and has been in the cosmetic industry for several years. Her duties include cosmetics, hair, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. A native of Thibodaux, LA. she is married to Jarek Franklin. They have a  labrador retriever named Dixie Lynn. Hailey enjoys family cookouts, fishing and karaoke.

Hilary Domangue

Preneed Counselor
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Kristi G. Vaughn

Office Administration
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Kristi has been with the funeral home since September 2021. Born and raised in Napoleonville, LA, Kristi has worked in accounting since 2006. She is married to Nicholas and has two children, Lanie and Luke and three dogs, Tizzy, Zac and Gemma. In her time off, Kristi enjoys fishing and frogging.

Melissa Duet

Office Administration
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Born and raised in Thibodaux, Melissa is a 1996 graduate of Thibodaux High School, has worked in the fields of finance, accounting, and customer service. She has been with the funeral home since 2011. Her duties include overseeing office procedures, assisting funeral directors and management, and managing social media accounts. She is married to Lance and has children Seth, Will, and Luke and 2 cats, Poptart and Cookie. On her off time, Melissa enjoys organizing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Michelle B. Kees

Office Administration
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A graduate of Terrebonne High School and Nicholls State University, Michelle has been in funeral services since 2010. She fulfills the responsibilities of Office Assistant/Secretary. Her personal interests include reading and baking. Married to Jared Kees, they have 4 children together.

Jerry Gaudet

Transportation Specialist, Maintenance, Crematory Operator
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Jerry has been in funeral services since 1992. His duties include facility and grounds maintenance, removals, funeral assistant, and he is also a Licensed Crematory Operator. A graduate of Hahnville High School, Jerry enjoys fishing, swimming, sports, and spending time with his family.

Corey Harris

Transportation Specialist, Maintenance
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Wayne Dauzat

Transportation Specialist, Maintenance, Crematory Operator
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Jonathan Breaux

Transportation Specialist, Maintenance, Crematory Operator
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Yvette Daigs

Funeral Attendant
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After 33 years of service with the State, Yvette joined the team in 2020 where she assists funeral directors with visitations, funeral services, and burials.  She is a 1983 graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School and parishioner of St. Bridget Catholic Church. She is the proud mom of 1 daughter who is a speech therapist and 1 son, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force, and 2 grandchildren. In her spare time Yvette enjoys fishing, going to the beach and spending time with her grandkids.

Donald Boudreaux

Funeral Attendant
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Donald has worked with the funeral home since 2012 assisting funeral directors conduct visitations and funerals. He is a graduate of Assumption High School and is an alumnus of Nicholls State University. He and his wife have a son and a daughter and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and deer processing.

Pat Domingue

Funeral Attendant
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Pat has been with the funeral home since September 2011, where she assists funeral directors with visitations, funeral services, and burials. She is a graduate of Thibodaux High School and also earned her M.Ed. in Education from Nicholls State University. Born and raised in Thibodaux, she is mother to 5 children and 10 grandchildren. She is now widowed. She enjoys traveling, reading, and walking.