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.
Allison Acosta, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
After receiving a B.S. in Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2010, Allison then received her A.S. in Mortuary Science from Delgado Community College in 2013, fulfilling her internship at the funeral home. She has now been in the funeral service industry since 2011 and takes great pride in serving the community. As a licensed funeral director/embalmer, her duties include embalming, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. Allison is the proud mother of her son, Landen, and wife of Nicholas Acosta. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, being on the water, and taking vacations.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.