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.

Reese Michael Gorman, 16, of Gonzales, Louisiana was called Home on May 30th, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident over the weekend. He was brought into this world on December 30, 2002, by the proud parents of Melissa “Missy” Millsaps Jewell and Gary Thomas Gorman. Reese was a student at East Ascension High School and a member of Healing Place Church. Reese had just completed the 10th grade a with a 3.84 GPA. Reese’s passion was fishing and hunting but being with family was his greatest joy. He was a ray of sunshine entering any room and his sense of humor and selfless character made him a favorite with everyone.   Reese’s true gift of life was shared with everyone even until his death. Through organ donation, Reese passed on his vivacious gift of life. Reese is survived by his parents Melissa “Missy” Millsaps Jewell and Gary Thomas Gorman; brothers, Jack, Thomas, Caleb and Gary, Jr.; Maternal grandparents Carroll Millsaps and Mona Millsaps Williams; fraternal grandmother Jean Laurent Gorman; uncles, aunts and cousins, Greg (Maureen) Gorman and their children, Emma and Greg, Jr.; Mike (Monica) Gorman and their children, Ryan, Shelby, Jake, Allysa and Cameron; Doug (Julie) Gorman and their children, Lauren and Luke; and Aunt Christy LeBlanc. Pallbearers are uncles Greg, Mike and Doug Gorman, brothers Jack and Thomas Gorman, and honorary uncle Tom Corona. Honorary Pallbearers are cousins Luke, Ryan, Greg, Jr., Jake Gorman and Cameron Mauk, Roy Roe, Jr., and childhood friends Timothy LeBrun, Joshua Thibodeaux, Blaine Lambert and Chris Reaux. He was welcomed Home by his paternal grandfather Larry Gene Gorman.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Church Funeral Services in St. Amant, LA. The funeral will be held at Healing Place Church, Baton Rouge, LA, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Service to begin at 1 p.m., followed by graveside burial at Serenity Oaks.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorial donations to be used to honor his life and memory; to give a gift please visit https://www.inlieuof.com/st-amant/reese-michael-gorman

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