Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 504-835-2341 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Managing Partner/Funeral Director
Eagan is the managing partner of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home. He has
been active in the funeral industry for more than 12 years and is a life-long
resident of the New Orleans area. He is a member of the Louisiana Funeral
Directors Association-Southern District and serves as its Sergeant-at-Arms. He
is a member of the Jefferson Parish and the New Orleans Chambers of Commerce. Joe earned a business degree from Louisiana State University and a Master
of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.
William (Bill) Baird, Jr. is the past president of the New Orleans Funeral Directors Association and has 50 years of experience in helping families make final arrangements for their loved ones. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. He is involved in many civic associations in his hometown of Slidell, Louisiana, including the Krewe of Dionysius.
Buddy Ewing is a funeral director and cemeterian, and has been in the funeral business since
2002. A native of Gulfport, MS, he has
been with Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp since 2015.
He is currently serving as President of the Southern Cemetery, Cremation
& Funeral Association. Ewing is a
licensed funeral director, both in Texas
and Louisiana and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from
William Carey College. He and his wife
and two children reside in Covington, LA.
Assistant Manager/Funeral Director
Kelly Porte has 25
years of experience in funeral service with the last fifteen years at
Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home. She brings her vast knowledge of serving
customers as they make end of life decisions for themselves or loved ones. She
holds a degree in Mortuary Science from Delgado Community College. She is also a member of the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce. Mother of Alex and Austin Ryan.
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