History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

The staff of DeRidder Funeral Home are dedicated to personalized service with individual attention to every family. Locally operated by the hometown family.

We provide the community with quality, professional funeral service based on family tradition, integrity, and honesty.

At DeRidder Funeral Home, we believe our role is to do all we can to help you create a foundation for you to move forward with hope.  There is no such thing as an “ordinary life” and your funeral service should not be “ordinary” either. Let us help you design and implement a meaningful, creative and unique service that will honor your loved one’s life and tell their story.

It has been said that “We grieve deeply because we love deeply.” Love does not stop with death, but what do you do with grief? Our society does not want to face the pain of death and will spend billions of dollars to try to stay young with the hope that death can be cheated.  But so far, the mortality rate is 100%!   Research shows that having a meaningful ceremony to acknowledge the death of your loved one will positively help you move forward in your new reality.  Conversely, there is compelling research that shows  if you choose to not have a service to acknowledge that a death has indeed occurred, you will have a very difficult time moving forward.

If you have just lost a loved one, or you would like to plan for your funeral, please contact us. We are honored to walk you through every step with exceptional care, concern, sensitivity, and with the highest standards of excellence.

Our Valued Staff

  • Tammy  Young

    Tammy Young, Office Manager

    Tammy grew up in Vernon Parish and is a graduate of Pickering High School. Tammy has worked in office administration for over twenty-six years and has been in the funeral industry since 2008. She and her husband have one daughter. She attends Family Worship Center in Leesville where she volunteers working with the children.
    Tammy loves her family and loves spending time with family and friends. Tammy enjoys reading, collecting dolphins, bibles and faith decorations.

  • Taini Laurent Foulon

    Taini Laurent Foulon, Manager- Funeral Director

    Taini grew up in Vernon parish and is a graduate of Anacoco High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans. She attends church in Deridder, and is married to Craig Foulon. They have a great love for animals and have many pets. Her career background is in hospitality, veterinary administration and senior care management. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, volunteering and has a passion for working with both animals and the elderly.