Funeral and Memorial Services

All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.

The Rhodes Difference

Throughout the past 125 years, thousands of Louisiana families have selected Duplain W. Rhodes Funeral Home as their provider of first-class funeral services. With five convenient locations to meet your needs, Rhodes Funeral Homes is one of the leading family-owned funeral homes in the state. Our approach to funeral planning has been passed down through the generations, and continues to set the standard for caring, personalized attention when you need it most.

Blending old-fashioned dedication with state-of-the-art funeral services, the Rhodes family is pleased to offer you a wide variety of services. We also provide the kind of guidance and support that only comes from over a century of experience.

The funeral you plan can be unique and customized to meet your wishes or the wishes of your loved one. From a very simple service to the very elaborate, we can accommodate any wish. Our special tribute and memorial services can provide you with a way to remember your loved one in a special way, including music, video and photography, if you wish. Our counselors can work with you to plan something memorable and appropriate for your circumstances.


Here are the services we provide:

  • Jazz Funeral Services
  • Traditional Funeral Services
  • Memorial Celebrations
  • Graveside Service
  • Chapel Service
  • Crescent City Service
  • Special Gatherings

Other Funeral Services

  • Visitation
  • Personalized Tributes
  • Transportation Packages
  • Full-Service Cremation Packages
  • Variety of Funeral Merchandise
  • Burial Arrangements at Any Cemetery
  • Comfortable Facilities
  • 24/7 Assistance Available

The Rhodes family continues to serve Louisiana families as we have served our families for over 125 years. Offering preplanned funeral packages, a place for healing, remembering, and celebrating a life journey.

As we rebuild and recover, Rhodes is pleased to announce the re-opening of our Eastern New Orleans and Downtown Claiborne Avenue locations. Along with our Gretna Location on the West bank of New Orleans and our Baton Rouge location, we are continuing to serve our Louisiana customers with quality, and personalized service at an affordable price. Presently, our premier location is located at 3933 Washington Avenue.

Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.


Funeral Services

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.


Burial Services

If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.

Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.


Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.


You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.

Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.