Neptune Society of
Greater New Orleans Area

“We take care of families”

Losing a loved one is difficult. Remove a great burden by making arrangements ahead of time thus giving friends and family members space and time to grieve.

Learn more about pre planning a cremation by downloading our FREE Cremation Guide. Simply fill out the form to the right for immediate access.

Cremation Service in Greater New Orleans Area

New Orleans, LA Cremation Pre-Planning: What You Should Know

  • Cremation is Affordable
  • Prepaid Cremation Saves Money
  • Preplanning Gives You Control
  • Preplanning Provides Peace of Mind
  • Use the form on this page for a FREE cremation planning guide.

Cremation: New Orleans, LA

The caring staff at Neptune Society New Orleans guides you through planning a cremation in New Orleans. Advance funeral planning ensures your wishes are carried out and protects your family during their grief. Low cost cremation is a popular and easy alternative to a traditional funeral and burial. With one simple phone call, all final needs are managed. Neptune New Orleans is here–anytime–to plan for cremation. New Orleans area residents can get information on the benefits of choosing cremation, Louisiana cremation requirements, and time-of-death guidelines, by completing the form on the right to receive our FREE cremation planning guide.

Prepaid Cremation, New Orleans LA

Neptune Society New Orleans proudly offers safe and secure prepaid cremation plans to define and control New Orleans cremation costs. By paying the cost of cremation now, you lock in today’s cremation price, and avoid future cost increases. Prepaid cremation is a good value, but, more importantly, it offers peace of mind. A preplanned, prepaid cremation in New Orleans is a gift to your family, one that relieves them of the burden of funeral planning and payment. Contact us today to learn about our low cost cremation plans.

Neptune Society New Orleans is a trusted provider of cremation services for the greater metropolitan New Orleans area.

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Has a loved one passed away? Get assistance now.

Coordinating end-of-life services without a pre-arranged plan is overwhelming for many families. Our caring and experienced professionals in New Orleans walk you through every step of planning a New Orleans-area cremation to help you through this difficult time. We handle:

  • The death certificate and cremation permit
  • Creating a New Orleans cremation plan that meets your needs
  • Transporting your loved one to the cremation facility
  • Arranging post-cremation burial or scattering services

Fill out the form on the right to get in touch with a local cremation professional regarding a recent death in the family. Someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Next, gather information. Neptune Society, doctors, state agencies, and other officials will need the following information about the deceased in order to proceed:

  • Birth date and birthplace
  • Social Security number
  • Father's name and state of birth
  • Mother's maiden name and state of birth
  • Form DD-214 (if deceased was a veteran)
  • A copy of the driver's license

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New Orleans, LA Veteran Cremation

Our dedicated family service representatives in New Orleans are trained to answer your questions about veterans' cremations. New Orleans veterans may be eligible for the following benefits through the Department of Veteran's Affairs:

  • Special honors: American flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • A credit to help pay for your New Orleans cremation service
  • Interment of cremated remains in a National Cemetery

We help you navigate your veteran’s benefits eligibility and cremation planning. Contact us below to learn more.

Request Veteran Cremation Information

Veteran Information:

Visit The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for questions/information on VA and benefits.

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
34888 Grantham College Road
Slidell, LA 70460
(985) 646-6458

Louisiana National Cemetery
303 W. Mount Pleasant Road
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-1988

Port Hudson National Cemetery
20978 Port Hickey Road
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-1988

About Us

Neptune Society of Greater New Orleans is the first Louisiana location of a nationwide company that was founded in 1973. Our dedicated and experienced staff are ready to serve families in their time of need with care and professionalism.

Driving Directions

From the Northshore:

  • Get on the Causeway Bridge and continue to Causeway Blvd.
  • From Causeway Blvd. take a right onto W. Esplanade Ave.
  • Continue from W. Esplanade Ave. to Williams Blvd.
  • Take a right onto Williams Blvd. Continue two blocks down Williams Blvd.
  • Take a left onto 38th St.
  • We’re at the corner of 38th St. and Williams Blvd.

From the Westbank:

  • Take the Westbank Expressway/US-90 BUS E to the GNO/Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  • Continue across the GNO/Crescent City Connection Bridge and onto US-90 BUS E towards I-10.
  • From US-90 BUS E, continue onto I-10 W towards Baton Rouge.
  • Continue on I-10 W until you reach the Williams Blvd. exit, which comes up quickly after the Power Blvd. exit.
  • Exit onto Williams Blvd. veering towards the right when it splits, and continue on Williams Blvd. until you come to 38th St., which is two blocks past W. Esplanade Ave.
  • Take a left onto 38th St. We’re at the corner of 38th St. and Williams Blvd.

From New Orleans/Metairie:

  • Get on I-10 W headed towards Baton Rouge, and continue on I-10 W until you reach the Williams Blvd. exit, which comes up quickly after the Power Blvd. exit.
  • Exit onto Williams Blvd. veering towards the right when it splits, and continue on Williams Blvd. until you come to 38th St., which is two blocks past W. Esplanade Ave.
  • Take a left onto 38th St., and we’re at the corner of 38th St. and Williams Blvd.

Our Office Proudly Serves the Following Areas and Parishes:

  • Houma
  • Jefferson Parish
  • Lafourche Parish
  • New Iberia
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • St. Tammany Parish
  • Tangipahoa Parish
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • St. Charles Parish
  • St. James Parish
  • St. John the Baptist Parish
  • Terrebonne Parish

*Distance restrictions may apply in some cases in some areas.


Our Team

William “Bill” Purdy

Service Manager/Funeral Director

Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of New Orleans. He then began his career working in various administrative positions in the oil and gas exploration, banking and healthcare fields.

After spending a combined total of twenty years in these positions, he had not found the inner satisfaction he was seeking. He decided to start over and went into a field which had always fascinated him. In 2001, he joined the funeral profession, receiving telephone calls from families who had lost a loved one. He studied, worked hard and progressed in the field. He earned his LA State Funeral Director’s License in 2003 and began work as a Funeral Director; at that point he discovered that he had finally found the inner satisfaction that he had been seeking. He was later promoted to Assistant Manager/Funeral Director and then to Location Manager/Funeral Director while working at a traditional funeral home. He had the good fortune to be able to join Neptune Society’s first location in Louisiana as the Service Manager in 2013 and it has been his honor and privilege to be able to assist families through one of the most difficult times in their lives.



Daphne Bernard

Office Manager

Daphne is a Loyola University graduate and an Administrative Professional with over 35 years of experience in administrative support duties and office management roles, including customer relations.



Robert Long

Pre-Arrangement Counseling Manager

Robby has over 20 years of experience in owning and operating franchises; he handled all the hiring and training for all of his locations, and he enjoys motivating employees and helping them to be successful. Robby brings the same values and professionalism to the pre-arrangement counselling department at Neptune Society.



Ren Alexander

Funeral Director

After working in the Funeral Service Industry for several years in many different aspects, Ren graduated from Delgado Community College’s Funeral Service Education program with her AAS in Funeral Service. After a yearlong internship under the guidance of her peers and predecessors, she obtained her Louisiana Funeral Director and Embalmer license and has proudly been a part of the Neptune Society family since. Ren looks forward to her future with the Neptune Society family and being able to provide care, dignity, and support for families in their time of need.



In the Community

Luncheon Seminars

We regularly offer complimentary luncheon seminars in which our counselors will speak about the benefits of pre-arranging for cremation. These are for informational purposes and you are under absolutely no obligation to purchase a pre-need plan. If you would like to attend one of these informative seminars, please call our office at 504-464-3095.