Responsibly Serving Local Families
During the COVID-19 Crisis

At Church Funeral Services, we want you to know we are continuing to serve local families while steadfastly following state and local requirements to ensure everyone's health and safety.

Due to social distancing conditions and CDC restrictions on large in-person gatherings, some of our services are modified at this time; to learn about the options currently available to local families, contact us at (225) 644-9683.

As we continue to serve the community, safety remains our top priority. Along with the meticulous standards for hygiene we have always maintained, we are currently following additional cleaning protocols to ensure a safe environment for both families and staff. We must implement some new guidelines to be able to reach this goal. These new guidelines are intended for the protection of everyone:

  • Funeral arrangements by phone, email or fax is preferred. For those families that would prefer making arrangements in person with a funeral director at one of our 3 locations will be limited to Only the Legal next of kin at the arrangement conference. Everyone else can attend via cell phone. Clothing for the deceased must be placed inside a closed bag.
  • Certified Death Certificates: Can be mailed to designated person or only 1 designated person will be allowed to come to our office to pick them up.
  • Facetime or photo identification is preferred for the identification of Remains before cremation or immediate burial at the cemetery. If identification is done in person, only the legal next of kin will be allowed to view the deceased and can do a group facetime with the rest of the family. 15 minute time limit.
  • For funeral services or cremation services we will be following all guidelines established and set forth by the CDC, NFDA, Government Agencies, Church Regulations and Cemetery Guidelines.
  • To receive the cremated remains of a loved one: Only the person that is listed on the Cremation Authorization may come to receive the remains, unless we receive verbal permission from the legal Next of Kin to release to someone else.

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We remain available 24/7 to help your family and answer any questions you have during this time. Don't hesitate to reach out and learn how we can help.

Richard Ray “Sonny” Watts passed away at 11:30 AM Monday, December 3, 2018 at Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Walker at the age of 84. He was a resident of Livingston and was a retired millwright.
Visitation will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 17884 LA Hwy. 42, Livingston on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on
Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM conducted by Rev. Trey Cowell and Rev. Jeremy Glascock. Burial will be at Colyell Community Cemetery in Livingston.
He is survived by loving wife of 63 years Helen Woods Watts; son and daughter­ in-law, Ricky and Mary Watts; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Sidney “Bucky” Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Evelle and Erwin Taylor; brother, Evhon Watts; grandchildren and spouses, Kristy and husband Adam Poche and their daughters, Mackenzie and Laklyn, Daniel Ray Brown, Jacob “Spoon” and wife Kristen Brown; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Richard W. and Willie Belle Zeigler Watts; sisters, Faye Cunningham and Pauline Sibley; brother, Perry Watts, Sr. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Livingston and was a Mason with the Heard Merill Lodge #454 F&AM in Livingston. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 17884 LA Hwy. 42, Livingston, LA 70754. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services in Walker.

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