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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.

On October 16, 2019, Mary Bean Wilson Mills of Baton Rouge went to rest in the arms of her Savior exactly 100 years from the day she was born in 1919, Decatur IL. While attending Millikin University in Decatur, she married Richard David Wilson, 1938 and in 1948 the family moved to New Orleans and a year later to Baton Rouge. She was a loving, godly mother who was devoted to her family as she followed the leading of the Spirit to guide them while always putting others ahead of herself. She was very active in her churches and began by working with teenagers in the 60’s and continued serving the rest of her life where needed as long as she could share God’s love. After the loss of her first husband in 1963, she went to work for LSU in various accounting positions retiring from Middleton Library in 1981. She remarried in 1967 to William H. “Bill” Mills, Haviland, OH, who died 1993. She also lost her oldest son, Richard David Wilson, Jr., on October 29, 2016. Her parents, Tom and Ethel Bean, Decatur, IL; and brothers, Tom and John and twin sister, Sallie Black, preceded her in death. Surviving children include Sally Pert, Patricia (& Fred) Evans of Baton Rouge, son, Terry Lee Wilson, Prairieville, and daughter in law, Connie Wilson, Central; Other survivors include four grandchildren: Stephanie (& Rhys) Flynn, Pride; James Scott Wilson-Slaydon; Roger (& Jennifer) Wilson of W. Monroe; Ashley (& Clint) Griffin, Prairieville; six great granddaughters and one great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews living out of state. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Audubon Hospice for their superb staff who were not only focused on our mother’s needs and comfort but were always there for the family, especially her nurse Kim and aide Brittany. We are so grateful for all the compassion and love shown by them and the entire staff. A Celebration of Life will be shared with friends at New Life Church, 365 Staring Lane on Saturday AM, November 9, 2019, 10 to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, consider making contributions to the Alzheimer Foundation of America or your favorite charity.

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