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|Courtney Gerard Baloney, Owner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer|
Office Phone: 225-258-4039
Courtney Gerard Baloney is a native of Garyville, LA and a licensed practitioner of funeral services. He has over 15 years of industry-wide experience and a River Parishes base of operations. As a native son, he considers himself a representative of you and us. His grandfather, Earl Baloney, Sr., started practicing mortuary science on South Emilie St. in Garyville in the early 1950's. His father, Earl Baloney, Jr., his mother, Shelia and Aunt Carmen, all followed those footsteps at Earl Baloney & Sons Mortuary. Courtney, too, followed that path and in March, 2015, he opened the doors to his own funeral home, Treasures of Life-Center for Life Funeral Services, and became a third generation funeral home owner. He specializes in soft-tissue injuries, advanced post-mortem reconstruction, airbrush cosmetics and waxing(in high trauma cases). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University, New Orleans, where he majored in International Business and Public Relations. He then went on to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Services from Delgado Community College. He is an alumnus of University of Florida at Gainesville, where he earned a post baccalaureate certificate in Forensic Death Investigation and a graduate of the Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming. He is an active member of the National Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and he is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, the nation's highest quality continuing education program for funeral service providers. Because the body is one of the most important considerations in the funeral industry, clients are always tended to with such precision that they appear in a state of sleep, life-like and well groomed. He has extensive experience in reconstructing diseased areas, returning characteristics and individual charms to cases where families thought there would be no viewing of their loved one's remains. Courtney feels that he is now living his childhood dream of fulfilling God's law to serve HIS people during their time of bereavement, while also satisfying his desire to serve others.
|Shelia Grow Baloney, Co-owner/ Licensed Funeral Director|
Mother of Courtney. Holds a B.S. in Social Work, currently works as a social worker with the LA Head Start Program. Obtained her licensure in Funeral Directing in 1984 and works as Funeral Director.
|Carmen Marie Baloney, Licensed Funeral Director|
Holds a B.A. in Business Administration. Obtained licensure in Funeral Directing in 1980. Began working in the industry with her father, Earl Baloney, Sr. Works as a Licensed Funeral Director and front office assistant.
|Valerie Baloney Johnson, Licensed Preneed Insurance Counselor/Office Manager|
Holds a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services. Serves as general overseer of all office and administrative duties. Also holds a LA License to administer Pre-Need Insurance policies. She has over 25 years of experience with various aspects of the insurance industry. Currently pending licensure as Funeral Director.
|Joan Tureaud, Licensed Cometologist/Image Consultant|
A licensed cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She is currently enrolled in the Funeral Service Program at Delgado Community College while also working as cosmetologist, image consultant and front office assistant.
|Owen Ray, Funeral Attendant|
Holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Services from Delgado Community College. He has over 13 years of experience in the funeral service industry. Works primarily as funeral assistant and aves specialist.
|Billy D. Williams, Funeral Attendant/First Call Responder|
Functions primarily as a Funeral Assistant and First Call Responder. Responsible for most night calls. He has been involved in the industry for over 5 years.
|Vincent S. "City" Franklin, Funeral Attendant/Fleet Maintenance|
Has worked in the industry for 2 years. Currently employed with Zapp’s Potato Chips as supervisor. Responsible for night calls, funeral assistance and fleet maintenance.
|David Stewart, Funeral Attendant/First Call Responder|
Has been in the industry for over 15 years. Works primarily as funeral assistant and First Call responder.
|Rev. Oscar R. Nelson|
Has served as a local Pastor for 27 years in St. John and St. James Parish. Serves as a First Call Responder as well as a Funeral Assistant. He also serves as a member of the advisory board, offering Pastoral guidance and insight to serving the community.
Works primarily as funeral assistant at on site services. Manages traffic flow and parking. Has been working in the industry for 2 years.