Neptune Society Located 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 Service in New Orleans

At the Neptune Society of New Orleans, we understand the pain of grieving a loss. We are here to ease the difficulty and stress of carrying out your loved one’s final wishes with our cremation services in New Orleans. For nearly five decades, we’ve served the New Orleans communities, providing options that fit their budget and allow them say goodbye to their loved ones with dignity and compassion. If you are seeking to plan for the future, we provide 3 convenient ways to contact us. The Neptune Society staff will offer guidance on an affordable plan that feels right for you with our cremation service in New Orleans.

Affordable Cremation To Help Through A Difficult Time

The Neptune Society of New Orleans makes assisting families who have lost a loved one a priority. The death of someone close to you should not be a financial burden, so we provide New Orleans cremation services that will fit your budget.
If you choose Neptune Society’s prepaid cremation services, our staff of professionals will assist you in deciding on the right plan. Prepayment at the current price will prevent paying higher costs in the future.
Prepaying saves your family from facing financial stress when a loved one dies. You are protecting yourself and your loved ones, and providing them with peace of mind tomorrow, when you choose prepaid cremation today from Neptune Society in New Orleans.

Prepaid Cremation Services

Cremation preplanning in New Orleans saves you and your family from worry over the financial burden of an unexpected death. By choosing to preplan cremation, you’re giving your family the opportunity to spend time later celebrating your life. And as the costs of cremation and funeral services rise every year, you have the peace of mind of knowing your family will be spared paying higher prices in the future. You won’t have left your loved ones to deal with financial hardship in an already difficult time when you choose prepaid cremation services from Neptune Society of New Orleans.

Choose Neptune Society For Cremation Services In New Orleans

At Neptune Society, we’ll guide you through the process for immediate need or preplanned services. Our goal is to make this difficult time easier for New Orleans community members. To learn more, contact us today or call (504) 327-5989.

Immediate Need Cremation Services

Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. If there’s no prearranged plan put in place when a loved one passes, the whirlwind of details and information can become overwhelming. At Neptune Society of New Orleans, our experienced professionals will walk you through the process, and be there to answer any questions you may have.

Notify Us That The Death Has Occurred

Speak with a Funeral Director, or a designated Family Services Representative to learn more about carrying out your loved one’s wishes for cremation.

Gather The Necessary Information

Neptune Society, doctors, state agencies, and other officials require the following information in order to proceed with cremation:

  • Date of birth 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

We’ll work your behalf to take care of the rest. Contact us today for assistance with immediate need cremation services in New Orleans.

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.

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

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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

Neptune Society Employee
Ren Alexander

General Manager

After working in the Funeral Service Industry for many years in various 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. Ren is proud to be a part of the Neptune Society family, and strives to provide care, dignity, and support for families in their time of need.


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Janelle Thurmon

Office Coordinator

Janelle is an experienced leader with more than 25 years of expertise in all facets of project management, operations, and client relations within high-profile corporations. Her strong customer-oriented management style makes her a great addition to our team. Janelle moved to New Orleans in 2013 because, in her free time, she enjoys live music, festivals, good food, traveling to any place warm and tropical, and spending time with her friends and family.


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Amy Delery

Funeral Director

As a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Amy Delery began her career in funeral service in 1980 at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, where she received excellent training and experience with one of the oldest funeral homes in New Orleans, and was promoted to manager three years later. She continued serving bereaved families as a funeral director with Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in historic Metairie Cemetery from 1998 until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina forced her to evacuate the city. Amy relocated to Northern Virginia to care for aging family members, where she gained additional end-of-life experience with the mid-Atlantic’s oldest and largest non-profit hospice and palliative care provider, Capital Caring. Managing and training nearly 300 inpatient center and home-care hospice volunteers as Volunteer Services Coordinator, she was touched, every day, by the dedication of hospice volunteers and staff who brought comfort and emotional support to both those at the end of life and to their loved ones. She believes that kindness, patience and understanding are compassionate gifts we offer to one another. Recently back in New Orleans, Amy brings a wealth of experience to caring for grieving families through her work with the Neptune Society of New Orleans.


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Ashley Shirer

Funeral Director

Ashley Gutterman Shirer is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and has lived in the New Orleans area since 2007. She attended Delgado Community College where she received a Mortuary Science Degree. Ashley has worked as an Embalmer and Funeral Director throughout the Louisiana area, now Ashley proudly works for the Neptune Society in New Orleans as a Funeral Director.

Ashley lives in Metairie with her husband Chris, daughters, Presleigh and Marigny, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Max. Outside of work, Ashley cherishes the time she spends with her family, teaching dance at Cindy Ory Dance Studio, taking care of her animals, and running the Brownie Troop at Hynes Charter School.


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Online Direct Cremation Services

Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in Louisiana and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. Louisiana residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.

    • Make arrangements on your schedule, at your convenience
    • Affordable all-inclusive packages, no hidden fees
    • 30 day money back guarantee

We have served families for over 40 years, we are here to serve future generations.

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