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

Landry's Funeral Home Company History 

Prior to 1888, T.X. Landry, founder of Landry’s Funeral Home, owned and operated a wheelwright shop in Labadieville, LA. Families would often bring him lumber and measurements, requesting that he build coffins for their loved ones. This eventually led to his opening a funeral home in Labadieville, LA in 1888. Throughout the years, his funeral home prospered, and in 1925, T.X. Landry and Sons was established. He then expanded his business, in 1937, and purchased the first funeral home in Thibodaux, LA, where we remain to this day on Canal Blvd. Another funeral home was built in Napoleonville, LA in 1948. The business was incorporated in 1961, and the name was changed to its present name: Landry’s Funeral Home, Inc.

A five generation, 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. Our family, along with our skilled professional staff, is dedicated to serving Lafourche Parish and its surrounding parishes with dignified, compassionate loyalty and professionalism.

T.X. Landry and Family, circa 1900

Pictured are: 
T.X. Landry
Aimee Himel Landry
Vivian L. Poche
Clarence J. Landry
Harry H. Landry

Our Valued Staff

  • Walton Guidry Jr.

    Walton Guidry Jr., Manager, 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.

  • Stephen Kees

    Stephen Kees, Manager, 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.

  • Manuela M. Guidry

    Manuela M. Guidry, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Manuela has been in the funeral service profession since 1999. After working in Home Health for 3 years, wherein she provided services to the mentally disabled and the elderly, she graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services. She is a licensed funeral director/embalmer, and her duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. One of 6 children, Manuela enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, and she is an avid animal lover.

  • 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.

  • Malvina Guidry

    Malvina Guidry, Office Administration

    Malvina has been the secretary for the funeral home since 1989. She has, however, been involved in the funeral business for over 40 years in various capacities. She is married to Walton Guidry, Jr. (known by most as “Jr.”), who she has known since elementary school. They have 2 children together and one grandson. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and needle work, but her favorite pastime is spending time with her family. Born and raised down Bayou Dularge (which they will always call home), Malvina and Jr. now reside in Thibodaux.

  • 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.

  • 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.