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.

Jessie Joseph Raffray Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, proud U.S. Air Force Veteran and resident of Gonzales, LA, born May 7, 1937, surrounded by the love of his family, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday November 2, 2019. Jessie is survived by his wife Bertha Raffray, his children Darla Raffray Frances, Cala Raffray Klapstein, Kim Raffray Taber, Roger Raffray, Randy Raffray, his Stepchildren Ricky Duplessis, Brad Duplessis, Craig Duplessis, Vicky Duplessis Fonte and 51 grandchildren/great grandchildren. Jessie was preceded in death by his parents Jessie Raffray Sr. and his mother Lilly Poche Raffray. Our family would like to thank the special doctors and nurses at Our Lady of the Lake Reginal Medical Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the LSU Pulmonary Clinic. Services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant, LA on Wednesday November 6, 2019. Family visitation will be from 9:00am to 9:30am. Public visitation will be from 9:30am to 11:30am with funeral mass to follow. Arrangements with Church Funeral Services, St. Amant


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