Beginning his funeral service at the early age of 15, Marvin Schaffer Jr. has provided peace and comfort to the families he has served throughout the state of Louisiana since the 1990s. Louisiana born and raised, Marvin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University. He then earned his degree in mortuary science at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. Marvin has a servant's heart and considers it a privilege to serve families during a very difficult and life-changing time. Marvin’s compassion, personality, skill and vast amount of industry knowledge truly make him a tremendous asset. Marvin is a member of the St. Mary Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Gretchen Anne Varnell
Gretchen has spent three decades as a collaborator, mentor and educator for multiple age groups. Always open to new adventures and experiences, she is remarkably talented and seeks to impact the lives of those around her while empowering them to lead, serve and thrive. Over the years Gretchen has polished her business skills—organizing events, pooling resources and managing outcomes.
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