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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.

Tammy Marie Blackwell of Baker, Louisiana entered heaven peacefully to rest in the arms of her savior on November 26, 2019. She was a devoted wife to her husband of 36 years, a wonderful mother to her two children, and the best “Mawmaw” to her five grandchildren, who she was most proud of. She called Cornerstone Fellowship her church home for more than twenty years and developed many lifelong friendships there. She began working for The Department of Public Works business office in 2013 just prior to her diagnosis of cancer and it brought her so much joy. She was an avid puzzle solver, enjoyed prayer time while coloring pictures, and was a perfect homemaker. She also enjoyed doing hair and makeup for weddings and events as she was a hairdresser by trade. Above all else, taking care of her family was her most favored job. Jesus was her savior and she wanted nothing more than to proclaim all that He had done for her so He would receive the glory. She radiated joy and love everywhere she went. She was preceded in death by her father, David Lyle Hoover Sr. as well as many Aunts, Uncles, and her Grandparents. She is survived by her husband Nalty Lynwood Blackwell Jr.; son Nalty Blackwell III and wife Jennifer; daughter Alexis Metz and husband Jonathan; Grandchildren Kinsley, Kennedy, Jaxson, Lennyn, and Demi; mother Ruth Green and her husband Troy; her brother David Hoover Jr.; her sisters Danielle Rowley and Cody Hoover; her half-sister Crystal Hoover; nine precious nieces and nephews; and many Aunts and Uncles. Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Visitation to be held at Cornerstone Fellowship on Blackwater Road on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9:00-11:00AM. The Funeral Service will  begin at 11:00AM. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Baker, Louisiana. Funeral Services Arranged by Church Funeral Services, Superior Drive, Baron Rouge, LA   In lieu of floral arrangements, family and friends of Tammy that would prefer to give a memorial gift; may do so here. https://www.ilof.com/st-amant/tammy-h-blackwell Gifts of love received will be used by the family to honor her life and memory. The family appreciates gifts given to honor her and ask that you please keep them in prayers and thoughts during this time.

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