Our Funeral Directors & Staff

Meet the Team

We are nothing without our dedicated staff. If you take a few minutes to get to know us online, when you walk through our doors and see familiar faces, it will make your experience with us that much better.

Courtney Gerard Baloney

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Email: →Office Phone: 225-258-4039 →
Courtney Gerard Baloney is a native of Garyville, LA and a licensed practitioner of funeral services. He has over 15 years of industry-wide experience and a River Parishes base of operations. As a native son, he considers himself a representative of you and us. His grandfather, Earl Baloney, Sr., started practicing mortuary science on South Emilie St. in Garyville in the early 1950's. His father, Earl Baloney, Jr., his mother, Shelia and Aunt Carmen, all followed those footsteps at Earl Baloney & Sons Mortuary. Courtney, too, followed that path and in March, 2015, he opened the doors to his own funeral home, Treasures of Life-Center for Life Funeral Services, and became a third generation funeral home owner. He specializes in soft-tissue injuries, advanced post-mortem reconstruction, airbrush cosmetics and waxing(in high trauma cases). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University, New Orleans, where he majored in International Business and Public Relations. He then went on to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Services from Delgado Community College. He is an alumnus of University of Florida at Gainesville, where he earned a post baccalaureate certificate in Forensic Death Investigation and a graduate of the Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming. He is an active member of the National Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and he is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, the nation's highest quality continuing education program for funeral service providers. Because the body is one of the most important considerations in the funeral industry, clients are always tended to with such precision that they appear in a state of sleep, life-like and well groomed. He has extensive experience in reconstructing diseased areas, returning characteristics and individual charms to cases where families thought there would be no viewing of their loved one's remains. Courtney feels that he is now living his childhood dream of fulfilling God's law to serve HIS people during their time of bereavement, while also satisfying his desire to serve others.

Shelia Grow Baloney

Co-owner/Licensed Funeral Director
A retiree of the St. John the Baptist Parish Head Start Program, where she served the community for 35 years. She holds a B.S. in Social Work. Shelia is the Co-Owner of Treasures of Life, a Licensed Funeral Director since 1984, and the beloved mother of our CEO, Courtney G. Baloney. She is dedicated to ensuring that every family we service is treated as though they are a part of our treasure family.

Carmen Marie Baloney

Licensed Funeral Director
Holds a B.A. in Business Administration. Obtained licensure in Funeral Directing in 1980. Began working in the industry with her father, Earl Baloney, Sr. Works as a Licensed Funeral Director and front office assistant.

Owen Ray

Funeral Attendant
Owen is a 2008 graduate of Delgado Community College in Mortuary Science. He is a native of New Orleans, LA with over 15 years of experience in the funeral industry. Owen's motto is " I treat everyone as if they were my loved one". As he continues to grow, he serves every family with love, grace, and most importantly humility. Owen is currently interning for his Funeral Director and Embalming Licensures. He serves as a Funeral Attendant and Embalming Assistant.

Tiran Storks

Funeral Attendant/First Call Responder
Tiran joined our staff in early 2019 as a Funeral Attendant and quickly adapted into a Mortuary Tech and First Call Responder. Tiran and Courtney grew up together in Garyville, LA. Their fathers were best friends, and both worked together at Baloney Funeral Home. Tiran and Courtney developed a very strong bond which led to the two of them working side by side and continuing the legacy that was started by their fathers here at Treasures of Life.

Billy Williams

Funeral Attendant/First Call Responder
A native of Laplace, LA, Billy joined the staff of Treasures of Life in 2015. Since then, his commitment and dedication to this industry is commendable. He now serves as a Funeral Attendant and First Call Responder.

Nick Borne

Funeral Attendant/First Call Responder
A native of Edgard, LA, Nick joined the staff of Treasures of Life as part of a College mentorship over the summer of 2018. Since then, Nick's commitment and dedication to this industry is commendable. He now serves as a Funeral Attendant and First Call Responder.

Darrin Lumar

Funeral Attendant
A native of Edgard, LA, Darrin joined Treasures of Life as a Funeral Attendant. He has worked in the industry for over 3 years. He has been instrumental in helping with anything Treasures of Life needs.

Dalton Johnson

A native of Lutcher, LA Dalton joined the staff at Treasures of Life as a Funeral Attendant and First Call Responder. He has worked in the industry for over a year. He is committed to servicing his community.
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