Kenner

3801 Williams Blvd Unit A
Kenner, LA 70065

Recent Testimonials from Louisiana Families Served

Ms. ** & Ms. ** were extremely professional & courteous.... Read More

Ms. ** & Ms. ** were extremely professional & courteous. I felt at ease & confident in having Neptune Society handle my mother’s body. The process was explained, they followed up, & overall I couldn’t have had a better experience considering the circumstances.

Santana S.
Terrytown, LA

At a time of deep bereavement, Amy was a calm... Read More

At a time of deep bereavement, Amy was a calm and straightforward presence who made my family’s experience a positive one. I will not hesitate to recommend the Neptune Society to others because their customer service was great. Unfortunately, my family has experienced poor service at other funeral homes. Thank you, Neptune Society!

Cindy H.
New Orleans, LA

I was treated with the kindest, respectful, and compassion. I... Read More

I was treated with the kindest, respectful, and compassion. I had never had any dealings with cremation. Rhen went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered to the fullest. I felt very comfortable with my son’s remains being taken care by Neptune. If cremation is your choice I would Highly recommend Neptune Society and I would definitely request Rhen as my Funeral Director.

Judy H.
Biloxi, MS.

This was my first time to use this type of... Read More

This was my first time to use this type of service. Ren and staff were great from the first phone call..at the time of visit to discuss details; Ren was very professional yet still conveyed a feeling of caring for the family. Very organized and detailed. Very open to questions. No pressure to purchase anything that we didn’t want….at this time that was a great relief for the family. The follow up after the cremation has also been superb. .still a feeling of caring.  I do not hesitate in putting my personal trust in their hands at my time…can’t say enough good words.

Charles M
Gretna, LA

In my time of mourning, I had to make some... Read More

In my time of mourning, I had to make some difficult decisions about cremation. Ren was very comforting and reassuring that everything would be handled with respect to my daughter. I would definitely recommend Neptune Society to everyone.

Perri Cooper
New Orleans, LA

The day my family found out my brother wasn't going... Read More

The day my family found out my brother wasn’t going to make it we knew we wanted to have him cremated but had no idea where to start. When I contacted Neptune’s I was greeted with answers to questions I didn’t even know to ask. After speaking with Rob I called him multiple times throughout the night with more questions to which he answered without hesitation. When we were came upon obstacles which made us think we would not be able to go forward with the cremation Rob transferred me to a wonderful lady, Mrs. Ren. She contacted whomever she needed to, and took the burden off my family during this difficult time and made it possible to follow through with the wishes of the family to have my brother cremated. She let us know what would be going on every step of the way which is exactly what we needed being that we had no idea what to expect. She notified us as soon as his remains were available for pick up and was made available as soon as we were ready to transfer him to his permanent urn. I would highly recommend Neptunes to anyone who is looking to have a loved one cremated or looking to plan ahead for yourself or a loved one. They are very affordable and you get so much more than just a service provided from them. They are there for you every step of the way.

Lindsey Roberts
Kenner, LA

I writing to share my experience with this company. It... Read More

I writing to share my experience with this company. It was a very sad time and Ren made it easy. I was afraid that there would be high pressure to buy, buy, buy. Don’t get me wrong- we were offered all their services but in a way that it was our choice to choose what we wanted and could afford. Our choice – no pressure. No push to rush us through. Scheduling according to our needs. Because of this experience both my husband and I are finally addressing our final needs. We will be contacting Ren to walk us through it so our children won’t have any issues when the time comes. In our eyes ya’ll rated a 10 star. Thanks so much for your time and patience.

Josie Lejune
New Orleans / Kenner, LA

Places to Scatter Ashes in Louisiana

Audubon Park

This 350 acre historic park is a peaceful escape from the busting New Orleans. The trails covered in ancient live oaks, a lagoon, and rolling landscapes, this would be a beautiful spot to scatter your loved one’s ashes.

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R.W. Norton Art Gallery Gardens

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is set among 40 acres of landscaping, and an azalea garden with over 15,000 plants. The winding path, small bridge, streams, and outdoor sculptures create a picturesque scene. Be sure to contact the gallery prior to your arrival.

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Neptunes Burials at Sea

This service offers families the chance to scatter their loved one’s ashes about their The Sunfish. You can hold a service for up to 50 passengers, and the boat is made to be easily accessible to all. The boat sails at least 3 miles and any coastal destination can be chosen. It’s a very memorable way to say goodbye to your loved one.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Louisiana

Louisiana law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Louisiana Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Louisiana?

Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the New Mexico Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.

What veterans' benefits are available in Louisiana?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

How many funeral homes are there in Louisiana?

There are 375 funeral homes in 153 cities of Louisiana.

What is the average cost of cremation in Louisiana?

According to the US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $3,900 and a direct cremation averages $650.

Louisiana State Facts

State Nickname: Sugar State, Sportsman’s Paradise, or Creole State

State Motto: Union, Justice and Confidence

Population: 4.65 million

State bird: Brown Pelican

State tree: Bald Cypress

State flower: Magnolia

State animal: Green tree frog

Bonus fact 1: The world famous Mardis Gras, an ancient custom celebrated right before Lent, is held every year in New Orleans.

Bonus fact 2: Louisiana is the only state in the country that doesn’t have counties. Their political subdivisions are called “parishes”.

Bonus fact 3: The city of Kaplan, Louisiana is referred to as “the most Cajun place on earth”.

Bonus fact 4: Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.

Bonus fact 5: Rayne is known as the “frog capital of the world”.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.