About Serenity Oaks
Located on thirty spacious acres complete with a historic home, barns and blessed with 100 year old oak trees, Serenity Oaks Memorial Park provides a quiet place to celebrate and remember the life of those we love. Serenity Oaks Memorial Park is a perpetual care cemetery licensed by the Louisiana Cemetery Board and was established in June 2015.
The property that encompasses Serenity Oaks Memorial Park was originally owned by Dr. Carey Phillips, a local dentist and cattle farmer. Dr. Phllips raised Herford cattle on this property which originally extended to Airline Hwy. He built the beautiful two story home which is currently our office in 1935. While the house is only 85 years old, many of the live oaks that adorn the property are over 100 years old. The live oak lined drive leads visitors to the office.
John and Amanda Stafford, and Janice Babin make a great team, each bringing their unique strengths to help guide and support families as well as being the caretakers for the beautiful property which is the final resting place for so many. John, Amanda, and Janice are all three life long residents of Ascension Parish.
John and Amanda have three daughters. John is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with an associates degree in Safety. Amanda is a graduate of L.S.U. with a degree in interior design. The couple have been business owners since 1999.
Janice and her husband, have two children and three grandchildren. Janice has been with Serenity since its inception and brings 35 years of experience in the cemetery and monument industry.
It is the vision of Serenity Oaks Memorial Park to develop and preserve thirty acres as a cemetery with various burial options. Currently there are six memorial gardens including a veterans garden, a baby garden, and a family estates garden. Development of new gardens, including a cremation garden as well as a mausoleum, will be phased in over time.
There are a variety of grave locations and price points. Some gardens have upright and flat monuments and some have only flat bronze on granite monuments.