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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.
|Harold L. Sterling Jr., Organizational Communication Specialist/Funeral Attendant|
Growing up in and around this family's funeral home business led Harold to enroll in the Funeral Service Program at Delgado Community College. Joining the staff at Treasures of Life was a natural fit for Harold. He has worked in the industry for over 3 years.
|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.
|Rev. Oscar R. Nelson, Funeral Attendant|
Has served as a local Pastor for 27 years in St. John and St. James Parish. He serves as a Funeral Attendant. He also serves as a member of the advisory board, offering Pastoral guidance and insight to serving the community.
A native of Lutcher, LA Dalton joined the staff at Treasures of Life as a Funeral Attendant and First Call Responder. He has worked in the industry for over a year. He is committed to servicing his community.
|Darrin Lumar, Funeral Attendant|
A native of Edgard, LA, Darrin joined Treasures of Life as a Funeral Attendant. He has worked in the industry for over 3 years. He has been instrumental in helping with anything Treasures of Life needs.
|Nick Borne, Funeral Attendant/First Call Responder|
A native of Edgard, LA, Nick joined the staff of Treasures of Life as an Intern over the summer of 2018. Since then, Nick's commitment and dedication to this industry is commendable. He now serves as a Funeral Attendant and First Call Responder.
|David Stewart, Funeral Assistant/Event Staff|
David has worked in the industry for over 15 years. He works primarily as Funeral Assistant and Event Staff at our on site services.
|Edwin Broden, Funeral Assistant/Event Staff|
A native of Thibodaux, LA and one of Treasures of Life most recent arrivals. Edwin took on the role of funeral assisting and event staff.
|Hamilton Growe, Event Staff|
Hamilton primarily works as an Event Staff person for on-site services. He manages traffic flow and parking at our site. Has been working in the industry for 2 years.