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 1974 to Marie Spohrer, and they have 3 children, Michelle (Alan), Joe (Jess), and Matthew (Ruby); 5 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 work in the funeral business industry since 1976 and joined the staff at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in 2000 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.

    Marks hobbies are fishing, gardening and playing cards.

  • 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 with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home since 2007 as a licensed funeral director and has been in funeral service since 1992. Wayne attended University of New Orleans.

    He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Louisiana Funeral Directors Association, International Cemetery Cremation & Funeral Association and was past President of the New Orleans Funeral Directors Association.

    Wayne and his wife Maria live in Covington and are members of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church. They are very proud to have three sons serving in the U.S. Military. They both enjoy traveling, gardening, the symphony, local music and festivals.

  • 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 and received a degree in Bachelor of Fine Art /Graphic Design in 1999, he also attended Delgado and graduated in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service.

    Richard started in funeral service in 2009 with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home and is currently working as a Funeral Director, Embalmer & Cremation Specialist.

    He is a member of the NFDA and LFDA, Northlake Community Band and Covington Community Band.

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

    He enjoys playing drums and guitar and writing music.

  • 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.

  • Rona Koenig-Cristadoro

    Rona Koenig-Cristadoro Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Cremation Certified

    Rona Koenig-Cristadoro is a native of Waggaman, Louisiana and a resident of Mandeville, LA .

    She’s a 1994 graduate of John Curtis Christian High School and received her Associates Degree May 2013 from Delgado Community College.

    Rona started working with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in 2020 as a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Crematory Operator and has worked in the funeral service since 2012. She interned at LakeLawn Metairie Funeral Home, Embalmer for Carriages 4 funeral homes (Schoen, Tharp, Garden of Memories, & Greenwood) in New Orleans, Funeral Director/ Embalmer/Crematory Operator Bagnell & Son Funeral Home.

    Activity involved in the LFDA as secretary of the South District, is a member of NFDA and ICCFA. In 2019 she joined and is active in Mandeville’s Krewe of Eve, and is a member of Fontainebleau High School PTA. Member of St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church.

    Married in 1998 to Kenny Cristadoro Manager of Cracker Barrel in Slidell. They have two children Reese Cristadoro Senior at Louisiana Tech Chemical Engineering and Kendall Cristadoro Junior at Fontainebleau High School active in ROTC program. Their family pets are King Julian, Reba, & Coco.

    Rona enjoys giving back to people especially those in needs heavily involved in: Marines Toys for Tots, Collecting items and donating to those affected by natural disasters, and 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

  • 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  Rowell

    Julie Rowell 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 15 years

  • Marie Spohrer

    Marie Spohrer Vital Statistics Administrator

    Marie is a native and a resident of Covington, LA. Married in 1974 to Mark Spohrer, and they have 3 children, Michelle (Alan), Joe (Jess), and Matthew (Ruby); 5 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 loves volunteering at the church.

    Marie started working with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in 2004 as Office Assistant and Vital Statistics Administrator.

  • Karen Taylor

    Karen Taylor Vital Statistics Administrator

    Karen is a native and a resident of Covington, LA and a 1983 graduate from Covington, LA 70433.

    Karen started working with E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in 2020 as Vital Statistics Administrator and has worked in the funeral service since 2014.

  • Heather Gilmore Satter

    Heather Gilmore Satter Office Admin & Cremation Certified

    Heather Gilmore Satter is a native of Mandeville, LA.

    She is a graduate of Mandeville High School and attended Delgado Community College.

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

  • Mary Artigue

    Mary Artigue Cemetery Sales/Administration

  • Joe Darby

    Joe Darby

  • Jerry Wayne White

    Jerry Wayne White

  • Dennis Wirstrom

    Dennis Wirstrom Funeral Service Assistant

    His home town is Hammond, Louisiana.

    Dennis starting working for E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in 2020 as a Funeral Service Assistant.

    He is a graduate of St. Paul’s High School and attended College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico and graduated in 1977 with a degree in Teaching of the Social Sciences.

    Dennis is retired from working offshore as cook on MSC government contract. He has 40 years of service to oil industry and government contracts. Enjoys fishing and hiking in the mountains.