St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home and St. Bernard Memorial Gardens have a long-standing commitment to compassionate care and service. Located in Chalmette—just 10 minutes from The Big Easy—we have served the close-knit, family-oriented communities of St. Bernard Parish for generations.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- New building
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Police escort available
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Our caring funeral home
It is our promise to customize a celebration of life that is special, meaningful and personalized. Like most people of Louisiana, we experienced tremendous damage and devastation during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Though our West Virtue Street building opened in 1997, it underwent a complete rebuild following the natural disaster. We reopened our beautiful new facility in 2007.
St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home feels comfortable and warm, with an abundance of natural light, calming colors and updated decor. The hallmark of our funeral home building is a magnificent stained-glass window of a magnolia (the Louisiana state flower) situated directly behind our chapel altar. This intricately designed centerpiece survived Hurricane Katrina and provides a beautiful backdrop for our 200-seat chapel.
Our facility features 2 gathering spaces. The smaller lounge is a more intimate area, comfortably accommodating 30 guests. The larger Magnolia Room can be reserved and customized for catered events with up to 75 guests.
We are happy to help you arrange a catered gathering before or after a funeral or memorial service. Think: beignets and coffee in the morning, a muffaletta feast at lunch or a crawfish dinner buffet.
Personalized funerals and memorials
At St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, we understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. We are committed to providing compassionate, professional and personal care. We offer many options designed to help you through one of the most challenging stages of life. Whether you wish to arrange for a traditional funeral service or are interested in a celebration of life ceremony, we work with you one on one to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met.
Vietnamese funeral arrangements
We serve families of all backgrounds, cultures and faiths. St. Bernard Parish has a large Vietnamese population, and our experienced team of funeral professionals includes a Vietnamese-speaking counselor.
Here to serve you
Thank you for considering St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home for your funeral needs. Please contact us if you are in need of immediate assistance, wish to tour our funeral home or would like to meet with an experienced team member to discuss your options. We are here for you.
St. Bernard Parish’s 1st perpetual care cemetery, St. Bernard Memorial Gardens was established in 1965 by cemetery and mausoleum developers E.J. “Gabby” and Lucille Mittlebronn Jr. Hurricane Betsy struck the Gulf Coast shortly after the cemetery’s opening and delayed operations for a period of time. The Mittlebronns owned and operated St. Bernard Memorial Gardens until 1982.
St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home opened on the cemetery property in 1997. Following Hurricane Katrina, we built a new funeral home, which opened in 2007.
Today, St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home and St. Bernard Memorial Gardens are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. We provide not only the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest group of funeral and memorialization providers in North America.
St. Bernard Memorial Gardens cemetery
St. Bernard Memorial Gardens is a serene setting with Southern appeal. Our mission is to provide a variety of personalized interment options so you can choose the most appropriate one for yourself or your family member. A full-service cemetery, we offer a full range of burial and cremation interment options, including indoor crypts, private bench and tomb estates, mausoleums, glass-front niches, columbaria, monuments and more.
The Chapel Mausoleum is an air-conditioned space available for committal services. This building also houses glass-front niches at both entrances. For those honoring loved ones who served in the military, our green and grassy veterans area is a loving tribute located directly outside the Chapel Mausoleum. This space features 5 monuments—1 for each military branch—with 2 flagpoles.
In addition to the Chapel Mausoleum, our property includes 3 outdoor community mausoleums: Garden of the Resurrection, Garden of Serenity and Garden of Peace. These spaces have areas for urns, single crypts, double crypts and abbey crypts that can accommodate up to 12 people.
We also offer marble- and glass-front columbaria, as well as benches with spaces for urns.
Hurricane Katrina monument
The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina will not soon be forgotten. But the resilience and tenacity of Louisianans can be felt throughout Chalmette. Our Hurricane Katrina monument honors lives lost and pays homage to the strong community we call home. We invite you to visit our cemetery to see everything for yourself. If you would like a tour of the grounds or wish to discuss your options, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
Chalmette community events
Deeply rooted in the Chalmette community, St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home and St. Bernard Memorial Gardens place a high importance on community involvement. Every year on All Saints’ Day, we hold a public mass with a local priest in our funeral home. The following day, All Souls’ Day, we invite the public to a mass held on our cemetery grounds. This day holds great importance in Vietnamese culture and local Vietnamese clergy perform the service for nearly 1,000 guests.
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