History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Initially located on St. Philip Street prior to 1980, Thibodaux Funeral Home has since served its community on St. Patrick Highway. Beneath the shadow of its stately live oak trees, it offers beautiful natural surroundings in which to honor loved ones who have passed. An independent, family-owned and operated funeral home, we are honored by the privilege of providing you with the dignified funeral services you deserve when remembering and memorializing those you have cherished in life. Most recently, in 2015, the funeral home has undergone major interior and exterior renovations in order to carry its tradition of faithful service into the present and approaching years. Our family, along with our skilled professional staff, is dedicated to serving Lafourche Parish and its surrounding parishes with dignified, compassionate loyalty and professionalism.

Our Valued Staff

  • Travis Lawrence

    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.

  • Jared Kees

    Jared Kees, Assistant 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

  • Stephen Kees

    Stephen Kees, 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.

  • Walton Guidry Jr.

    Walton Guidry Jr., 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 one grandson. 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.

  • Glenn J. Bergeron II

    Glenn J. Bergeron II, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Crematory Operator

    After working and completing his funeral service internship for 2 years in New Orleans, Glenn J. Bergeron II has now been a member of the funeral home staff since 2005. As a licensed embalmer / funeral director and crematory retort operator, his duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He earned a B.A. in Languages & Literature from Nicholls State University in 1998 followed by an A.S. in Mortuary Studies from Delgado Community College in 2005. He has two sons, Aodhan and Matthias, and enjoys the study of theology, philosophy, literature, and thanatology.

  • Kysha Shinall

    Kysha Shinall, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Graduating with honors from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services with an A.S. in Mortuary Studies in 2017, Kysha is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. She entered the funeral service profession in 2009. Her duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. She and husband Nick are parents to three children, Promise, Emah, and Avah.

  • Sarah K. LaRose

    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 two dogs, Daisy and Marley. Since May 2014, she has been married to Brett LaRose.

  • Vincent  Hollier

    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 dog, Jabba, and two cats, Merlin and Buttons.

  • Gabrielle Gautreaux

    Gabrielle Gautreaux, Intern, Office Administration

    Currently fulfilling her internship to gain State licensure as a funeral director, Gabby entered the funeral service profession in August 2016. A graduate of Central Lafourche High School, she currently attends Nicholls State University, where she pursues a Bachelor of Science in pre-Medicine/Biology. She plans to eventually also begin a career in forensic pathology as an autopsy technician. Gabby is the oldest of three sisters and the second person in her family working toward a career in the funeral service profession.

  • Jack Barton

    Jack Barton, Pre-Need Consultant

    Graduating from Nicholls State University with a degree in Business Administration, Jack has been in the funeral business since 1985 as a pre-need consultant. He is married to Barbara Clement of Houma, LA, and they have three children and six grandchildren. Two of his children graduated from Nicholls State University and one from Louisiana State University. His personal interests are sports and sports afield.

  • Melissa Duet

    Melissa Duet, Office Administration

    Returning to the funeral home in 2016, Melissa is the office administrator where her duties include assisting the funeral directors and all administrative duties. Melissa is a 1996 graduate of Thibodaux High School, who has worked in the fields of finance, accounting, and customer service. Married to Lance Duet with children Seth, Will, and Luke, Melissa enjoys cooking, fishing, traveling and event planning.

  • Michelle B. Kees

    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.

  • Jerry Gaudet

    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.

  • Wayne Landry

    Wayne Landry, Transportation Specialist, Maintenance

    Since retiring after 33 years as a Communications Specialist Supervisor with the Louisiana State Police, Wayne Landry has worked at the funeral home for 13 years. A Terrebonne High School graduate, his duties include removals, hearse maintenance, and facility maintenance. He has been married to his wife, Joel, for 46 years. They have one son, Kai, 3 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. Wayne enjoys anything to do with aeronautics, airplanes, model airplanes, music, and spending time with his family.

  • Donald Boudreaux

    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.

  • Pat Domingue

    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.

  • Rose Schoff

    Rose Schoff, Funeral Attendant, Office Administration

    Rose has been with the funeral home since 2017. She is currently attending Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services to obtain her degree in Funeral Directing/Embalming. Her duties include serving as a funeral and office assistant.

  • Adam Chouest

    Adam Chouest, Funeral Attendant

    Retired from the U.S. Army, Adam Chouest is an invaluable asset to the funeral home with preparing the funeral home for visitations, greeting families, assisting on funerals and burials, and carrying out memorial services just a few among many. He has completed numerous military educational courses and worked in several fields since his military retirement. Working at the funeral home, he says, is gratifying because he enjoys helping families and being a people person. He’s been happily married to Eva Mae Chouest for 38 years. They have a son, John Chouest, and one granddaughter, Jaelyn Chouest.

  • Mac Chaisson

    Mac Chaisson, Funeral Attendant

    Mac Chiasson began working with the funeral home in 2017, assisting with funerals and visitations. He is a graduate of Thibodaux College High School and Spencer Business College. He’s worked in the field of computers for 50 years, beginning at NASA and retiring from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff Department. He is a widower with one daughter in Florida.