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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.

Herman Cleophas “Dutch” Vicknair, Sr. was born May 30, 1935 and passed away at his home Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 84 years old. Dutch was the 13th of 19 children of the late Noe T. and Elma Ordeneaux Vicknair. He was a resident of French Settlement and a native of Lutcher/Paulina. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Regina Loupe Vicknair; children Melissa V. LeBlanc (Brett), Herman “Dutch” Vicknair, Jr. (Regina) and Philip A. Vicknair (Cindy); his grandchildren; Lacie L. Green (Matthew), Laine L. Vicknair (Troy), Dutch Joseph Vicknair, Kali V. Brummerhop (Chris), Manon Vicknair, Alexander and Matthew Vicknair and Kelsey Brown; his great-grandchildren, Grace C. and Dutch Joseph, Jr. Vicknair, Isaiah and Isaac Green; Brothers Gerald and Wayne Vicknair; he is also, survived by numerous nieces, nephews and his Godchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Noe T. and Elma Ordeneaux Vicknair; brothers, Norris, Lester, Wilton, Roland, Harry, Larry, Harold, Leroy, Jesse, Bro. Hubert, Clerfet, Milton, and Noe “Tim” Jr.; Sisters Noella V. Lambert, Geraldine Vicknair and Brenda V. Braud. He was a 1955 graduate of Lutcher High School, a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and a Charter member of the KC Council #6753. In 1998 he retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Gramercy, La. Pallbearers will be Emile and Rodney Loupe; Dutch and Matthew Vicknair; Jamie and George Vicknair Visitation and Services will be Thursday, January 16th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, French Settlement with visitation from 10:00 to 1:00 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 conducted by Father Jason Palermo and Deacon Jimmy Little; Entombment to follow in the church mausoleum. Special thanks to Dr. Carl Luikart, Dr. John Fraiche and St. Joseph Hospice.

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