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 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. 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.

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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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Buck Hooper Licensed Funeral Director

A native of Muskogee, OK Buck is a 2019 Graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services. His job duties include, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He is married with 2 children and 1 grandchild. In his off time, he enjoys fishing, and cooking.

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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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Caroline Gros Licensed Funeral Director

After attending her great-grandmother's funeral at 8 years old, Caroline became curious about the concept of death and funeral ceremonies. Caroline graduated from Belle Chasse High School in 2011, Baton Rouge Community College in 2015 with an Associates in Liberal Arts, and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2016 with an Associates in Funeral Service with honors. She currently lives in Geismar with her librarian fiancée Ryan and their female cat Wilton. Caroline enjoys drawing, coloring, and writing.   

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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 Pre-Need Counselor

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Lesley Mike Office Administration

 Returning to the funeral home in 2020, Lesley handles all day-to-day activities in the office for the Thibodaux, Labadieville, and Napoleonville locations. She and her husband Wade have one daughter.

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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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Wayne Landry Funeral Attendant

Since retiring after 33 years as a Communications Specialist Supervisor with the Louisiana State Police, Wayne has worked at the funeral home since 2002. A Terrebonne High School graduate, his duties include assisting funeral directors conduct visitations and funerals. He has been married to his wife, Joel, for 53 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.

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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

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.

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 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.

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.

Buck Hooper

Licensed Funeral Director
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A native of Muskogee, OK Buck is a 2019 Graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services. His job duties include, funeral arrangements, removals, cosmetics, dressing, casketing, and funeral services. He is married with 2 children and 1 grandchild. In his off time, he enjoys fishing, and cooking.

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.

Caroline Gros

Licensed Funeral Director
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After attending her great-grandmother's funeral at 8 years old, Caroline became curious about the concept of death and funeral ceremonies. Caroline graduated from Belle Chasse High School in 2011, Baton Rouge Community College in 2015 with an Associates in Liberal Arts, and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2016 with an Associates in Funeral Service with honors. She currently lives in Geismar with her librarian fiancée Ryan and their female cat Wilton. Caroline enjoys drawing, coloring, and writing.   

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

Pre-Need Counselor
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Lesley Mike

Office Administration
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 Returning to the funeral home in 2020, Lesley handles all day-to-day activities in the office for the Thibodaux, Labadieville, and Napoleonville locations. She and her husband Wade have one daughter.

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.

Wayne Landry

Funeral Attendant
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Since retiring after 33 years as a Communications Specialist Supervisor with the Louisiana State Police, Wayne has worked at the funeral home since 2002. A Terrebonne High School graduate, his duties include assisting funeral directors conduct visitations and funerals. He has been married to his wife, Joel, for 53 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.

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.