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 / Embalmer
Yami Reina is a naturally born Cuban who came to the U.S. in 1993 searching
for a life of opportunity with her immediate family by her side.
Holding many positions in the field has allowed her a vast understanding in
all aspects of the death care industry and each family’s own individual needs.
After working in Florida since 2000, Yami’s extensive traveling eventually brought
her to Louisiana to visit friends and, she fell in love with the city and its
residents. In a continued effort to provide Hispanic families the opportunity
to meet with a Director that understands their traditions and culture, she
eventually relocated to Metairie in 2018. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau, serving Southeast Louisiana.
“En nuestra funeraria le ofrecemos a nuestras familias Hispanas la
oportunidad de comunicarse con nosotros en su idioma natal, eliminando la
posibilidad de cualquier miscomunicacion e incertidumbre. Asi nuestra firma
logra que, durante el proceso de tomar decisiones en un momento tan delicado
como es la muerte de un ser querido, nuestras familias tengan la tranquilidad
de saber que estan mediando con un profesional que entiende sus necesidades. Es
un placer servirle a usted y a su familia.”
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.
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.
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.
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