OUR HERITAGE

 

About Us

Born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana, Coy Gremillion is a graduate of Menard High School and has an Associate Degree from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc.  He has lived his life in Alexandria and has been successful in many businesses from grocery stores, convienence stores, check cashing stores to the funeral business.

Deanna Semons Gremillion was born in Many, Louisiana. Her mother raised her and her brother and moved the family to Alexandria in 1979. She was a student at Rapides High School and attended LSU at Alexandria. She has known and worked for Coy since 1988 in several of his businesses and married him in 2003. 

 

 

About Our Funeral Home

In September 1999, Coy and Deanna opened Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria offering affordable funerals and cremations. In 2000, A. W. "Nicky" Middleton came aboard as manager of the funeral home and helped us grow. He also supervised Deanna's internship in order for her to become a funeral director until his unexpected death in August 2007, just weeks before she was to complete internship. After his death, retired embalmer Jamie Lusk came aboard as manager and continued to supervise Deanna so she could finish her internship and she became the manager of Magnolia Funeral Home. Mr. Lusk decided to stay and supervise Coy in order for him to obtain his license as an embalmer, which he received in December 2008; then Mr. Lusk retired for the second time.

In 2005 we opened Alexandria Crematory, Alexandria's first and only crematory.

Since opening, we have continued to work hard and grow our business by still offering affordable funerals and cremations to those families in need.

 

In 2011, we purchased the old Center Point Pentecostal Church to open a chapel for families in that community. In 2012, we officially opened our chapel at 620 E. Bryant Road, Center Point, Louisiana.

 

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