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Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home in Metairie, LA

Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 504-835-2341 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Jean Newman

Jean Newman

Managing Partner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

I am a native of New Orleans and a resident of Metairie since 2007. I have worked in the funeral industry for over 30 years. I received my degree in Mortuary Science in 1992, and I received my licensure from the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors in 1993. My developed knowledge has made me more patient, and has given me an awareness to anticipate the needs of others. I enjoy the unpredictability and the continuing evolution of our industry, but more importantly, it is the relationships I have developed with my families over the years. I am married to John, and have one son, Scot. We have one fur baby, Pepper. I am one of the adult leaders with Boy Scout Troop 230 through St. Catherine of Siena, member of the New Orleans Chamber, and the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association. I volunteer with the Jesuit Blue Jay Band on the photography committee. In my spare time, I enjoy contributing to our local neighborhood through community service, gardening, traveling, and spending time with close friends and family.


David N. Coleman

David N. Coleman

Ambassador

David N. Coleman

I joined the Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp team in November of 2021 after retiring as Band Director of the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy in 2020. Hold a Bachelor in Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Church Music degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I also have been involved with either singing or playing an instrument since the age of 10 years old. Currently, my musical outlet is singing in the Jefferson Chorale.


Kyle Deichmann

Kyle Deichmann

Care Center Manager

Kyle has been serving families for over 23 years.  He graduated from Ecole Classique, Tulane University and the Mortuary Program at Delgado Community College.  He is a Sergeant in the Louisiana Air National Guard and has served for over 15 years.  While working for the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office Kyle decided he wanted to work in an area of the industry which would allow him to better help families in their time of need.  


Janne Grant

Janne Grant



Trish Costa

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Tharp Funeral Home
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1600 North Causeway Blvd
| Metairie, LA 70001
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Tel: 504-835-2341
| Fax: 504-828-1232

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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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