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.

Mary Louise Bourgeois Templet passed away peacefully on Thursday May 21, 2020 at OLOL Ascension at the age of 80. She was born on March 19, 1940 in Baton Rouge and graduated from Redemptorist High School Class of 1958. A private graveside service will be held 10 am Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Mausoleum, visitation at 9 am; officiating will be her brother-in-law Deacon Jerry Braud. She is preceded in death by her parents Percy and Mary Lee Bourgeois; brother Percy “P. J.” Bourgeois Jr., In laws John P and Lesley Templet, one grandson John P. “Buzzy” Templet. Survivors include her husband of 62 years John L Templet Sr., children Mary and Sammy Simmons, John Louis “J L” Templet and Sherri, Gerard and Brenda Templet, Karen and Greg Solar, and Dale Templet; grandchildren Jeremy & Tressy Simmons, Chelsey Simmons, Jordan and Jennifer Simmons, Talon and Courtney Templet, Taylor and Courtney Templet, Tyler and Tiffany Normand, Erin and Tanner Sheets, Stephanie Templet, Chasity Moore, Amber and Brian Harrison; also survived by 24 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Taylor Templet, Tyler Norman, Jeremy, Jordan, Blaine, and Reece Simmons. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred to be used to honor her life and memory to give please visit https://www.ilof.com/st-amant/mary-louise-bourgeois-templet

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