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 Valued Staff

  • Edward J. Fielding,  lll, CFSP

    Edward J. Fielding, lll, CFSP President /Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

    A proud 5th generation funeral director and embalmer, Edward J. Fielding has spent most of his lifetime caring for families during their greatest time of need. Edward owns and operates E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Inc., Pinecrest Memorial Gardens & Crematory and Covington Monument Co. in Covington, Louisiana.

    With more than 45 years of funeral experience under his belt, Edward offers superior care and unmatched expertise to each family he serves. In recognition of his achievements, he was recently elected to the prestigious position of President for the Louisiana State Funeral Directors Association.

    Because Edward has lived in Covington, Louisiana his entire life, he strives to serve his community in every way possible. He has served as an elected official with the St. Tammany Parish School Board for a total of 12 years. He has also been involved in Junior Achievement, St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, The St. Tammany Youth Service Bureau, K bar B Youth Ranch, Covington Rotary Club and has held coaching positions for various recreational sports. He serves on the board of a local bank and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington.

    Married for more than 47 years, Edward and his wife Rebecca have three sons and five granddaughters. Edward is extremely proud to live and serve in the great town of Covington, Louisiana.

  • Reginald  Fielding

    Reginald Fielding Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremation Certified

    Reggie is a native and lifelong residence of Covington. He was married to Amy C. Orcutt in March 2003 and is now the father of two daughters, Margaret Cecelia and Elinor James Fielding.

    A graduate of Covington High School with the class of 1989, he earned a BS degree in Social and Rehabilitative Services/Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.

    He also completed the Mortuary Sciences program at Delgado Community College earning an Associates Degree.

    Licensed for 14 years, his work experience with Pinecrest Memorial Gardens and Covington Monument Company began at an early age.

  • Benjamin  Fielding

    Benjamin Fielding Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremation Certified

    Benjamin “Benjie” is a lifelong resident of Covington, LA. He was married to Annette Fielding in 1994 and is the father of 3 daughters Emily, Caroline and Brooke.

    Benjie is a 1991 graduate of Covington High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving from 1991-1995. He is a 1998 honors graduate of Delgado Community College earning an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science and has 20 years experience in the funeral business.

    He has also served as manager and memorial graphics designer for Covington Monument Company and is the owner of StoneSource, LLC serving southeast Louisiana with custom countertops for residential and commercial needs.

    Member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association (LFDA), St. Tammany Homebuilders Association, American Legion Member & First Baptist Church of Covington.

    Benjie enjoys hunting and playing golf.

  • Mark  Spohrer

    Mark Spohrer Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremation Certified

    Mark is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a resident of Covington, LA. Married for 40 years to Marie Spohrer, and they have 3 children, Michelle (Alan), Joe (Jess), and Matthew; 4 grandchildren.

    Mark is a graduate of St. Pauls High School and a 1978 graduate of Delgado Community College earning an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. He has 35 years experience in the funeral business and joined the staff at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home 15 years ago and currently serves as the Director of Funeral Service Operations.

    Member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association (LFDA), and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

  • Wayne  Tanner

    Wayne Tanner Licensed Funeral Director

    Wayne is a native of New Orleans and has been a resident of the Northshore since 1984 where he has been involved in numerous projects and organizations.

    He has been serving families as a licensed funeral director since 1994 and is a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, the Louisiana Funeral Director’s Association and was past President of the New Orleans Funeral Director’s Association.

    Wayne and his wife Maria, who teaches at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School, live in Covington and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. They are very proud to have three sons serving in the U.S. Military.

  • Kathy Fielding  Smith

    Kathy Fielding Smith Licensed Funeral Director

    Resident of Covington, LA.
    Graduate of Saint Scholastica Academy.
    Attended Southwestern University.
    26 years of Funeral experience.

  • Richard Schoen Fielding, II

    Richard Schoen Fielding, II Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremation Certified

    Richard Schoen Fielding, II is a native of Covington, LA.

    He is a graduate of St. Paul’s School and attended LSU where he received a degree in Bachelor of Fine Art /Graphic Design, he also attended Delgado and graduated in 2012 with a Associates Degree in Mortuary Science.

    Richard has been with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home for 6 years working and is currently working as a Funeral Director, Embalmer & Cremation Specialist.

    Rich is married to Katie Ann Fielding. They have two children, Marissa and Warrick.

  • Ricci  Parker

    Ricci Parker Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremation Certified

    Ricci Parker is a native of New Orleans and was a resident of St Bernard, LA until Hurricane Katrina. She now is a resident of Madisonville, LA.

    She is a graduate of Archbishop Hannan High School and attended Delgado Community College, Dallas Institute of Embalming. She has Associates degree in science.

    Ricci has been with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home for 8 years working and is currently working as a Funeral Embalmer, Director & Cremation Specialist and is a Certified Airbrush Cosmetologist.

    Ricci has one daughter Riles Payton Parker.

  • Katie Farris

    Katie Farris Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Katie Farris is a native of New Orleans, LA.

    She's a graduate of Riverdale High School and graduated from Delgado Community College majoring in Mortuary Science May 2017.

    Katie has been with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home since 2015.

  • Annette  Fielding

    Annette Fielding

    Annette is a lifelong resident of Covington, LA. She was married to Benjie Fielding in 1994 and is the mother of 3 daughters Emily, Caroline and Brooke.

    Annette is a 1991 graduate of Covington High School and attended SLU university for 2 ½ years Majoring in Accounting. She has 18 years experience in the funeral business and has held several positions for E.J. Fielding Funeral Home as Funeral Service Assistant, Vital Statistics Admin, Human Resource Manager. Accounting Coordinator for Pinecrest Memorial Gardens and Covington Monument Company.

    She is a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, LA and is active in her children’s schools and volunteering when possible.

    Annette’s hobbies include scrapbooking and she loves being a soccer mom and spending time with her kids.

  • Eileen  Strohmeyer

    Eileen Strohmeyer Accounts Manager, Office Administration

    Eileen is a resident of Abita Springs, LA.

    She is a 1977 Graduate of Covington High School.

    Eileen has been working for E.J. Fielding Funeral Home since January 2005.

  • Julie  Plaisance

    Julie Plaisance Pre-Need Specialist, Family Care Counselor

    Julie is a resident of Carriere, MS.

    She is a graduate of West Jeff High School. and is a prior Student at UNO New Orleans, LA.

    Pre-Need Specialist for 9 years

  • Marie Spohrer

    Marie Spohrer Vital Statistics Administrator

    Marie is a native and a resident of Covington, LA. Married for 40 years to Mark Spohrer, and they have 3 children, Michelle (Alan), Joe (Jess), and Matthew; 4 grandchildren. She is the daughter of Edith Fielding Greenwood who is the sister of E. J. Fielding, Jr.

    Marie is a graduate of St. Scholastica Academy and attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA.

    She is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and cared for preschoolers for 17 years with First Baptist Church of Covington, Kehoe France School, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and School.

    Marie has been with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home 10 years as Office Assistant and Vital Statistics Administrator.

  • Heather Gilmore Satter

    Heather Gilmore Satter Intern, Cremation Certified

    Heather Gilmore Satter is a native of Mandeville, LA.

    She is a graduate of Mandeville High School and is currently enrolled at Delgado Community College majoring in Mortuary Science.

    Heather has been working as a Intern with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home since May 2015.

  • Dennis Kazmierczak Jr.

    Dennis Kazmierczak Jr. Funeral Service Assistant

    Dennis Kazmierczak, Jr. is a native of New Orleans, LA.

    He is a graduate of Tulane University and received BA in Social Science.

    Dennis has been with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home for 1 year as a Funeral Service Assistant.

  • Mollie  Poirson

    Mollie Poirson Funeral Service Assistant

  • Mary Artigue

    Mary Artigue Cemetery Sales/Administration

  • Kim Mancina

    Kim Mancina Cemetery Services Administration

  • Joe Darby

    Joe Darby

  • Jerry Wayne White

    Jerry Wayne White