Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Janet Watson Cloudet Owner

Janet is a graduate of Cypress Groove High School and Commonweath College of Science. She has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Brazier Watson for the past 49 years. Janet enjoys traveling, dancing, singing, floral arranging, shopping, spending time with her grandchildren, friends and helping others. She also gave 20 years of her time and talent to presenting young ladies of the community as debutants with the Ebonaire's Social Club, that she founded in 1977.

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Verna T. Hawthorn Smith Administrative Assistant

Verna has been employed at Brazier-Watson Funeral Home since 2005. She graduated from Donaldsonville High School and has been married for 13 years. She keeps the office running effectively and makes sure that everything is organized. Verna enjoys floral arranging, cooking, doing hair and sewing.

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Ruben Batiste Funeral Attendent and Driver

Ruben is a graduate of Donaldsonville High School and attended Savannah State University. He has been with Brazier-Watson Funeral Home for the past 20 years.

He is a Licensed Electriction by trade. He came to work part-time with the funeral home when Mr. Joseph Watson became ill and could no longer make first calls. He helped by driving on funerals and assisting whenever he could.. Ruben enjoys cooking, fishing and spending time with family. After his health began to fail, he became unable to work at the funeral home. We truly miss having him around the office but still keep in contact with him.

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MICHAEL PARKER, SR. FUNERAL ATTENDANT AND DRIVER

Michael would volunteer at every funeral sevice that we would have and make sure that the florals for the family that we were servicing, would be placed in his truck to get them to the cemetery. After 30 years, he retired from working for St. James Parish and became a paid permanent worker for our firm in August of 2016. He has been a valuable asset to us, as he began to not just handle the florals, but would also help distribute programs to the guests and make sure the pall bearers would get their gloves. He has become a wonderful part of our team.

Michael is 59 years old and has been married to Charlean Johnson Parker for thirty years. He has three children. Two daughters, Miya and Mia Parker and a son, Michael Parker, Jr. He also has three grandchildren, Makai, Maligyah and Orien, Jr. The reside in Gramercy.

In his spare time Michael coaches the "Gramercy Tigers", where he is known as "Coach Cowboy" as everyone knows he is a Die-Hard "Cowboy" fan. He is a member of New Zion Christian Center in Gramercy, where he serves as an usher. His hobbies are few, as fishing, but his passion is "cuttting grass" for the community.

Michael's caring attitude and his willingness to reach out to help people, is why he has become a member of our firm and we are very happy to have him as member of our team.

 

Janet Watson Cloudet

Owner
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Janet is a graduate of Cypress Groove High School and Commonweath College of Science. She has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Brazier Watson for the past 49 years. Janet enjoys traveling, dancing, singing, floral arranging, shopping, spending time with her grandchildren, friends and helping others. She also gave 20 years of her time and talent to presenting young ladies of the community as debutants with the Ebonaire's Social Club, that she founded in 1977.

Verna T. Hawthorn Smith

Administrative Assistant
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Verna has been employed at Brazier-Watson Funeral Home since 2005. She graduated from Donaldsonville High School and has been married for 13 years. She keeps the office running effectively and makes sure that everything is organized. Verna enjoys floral arranging, cooking, doing hair and sewing.

Ruben Batiste

Funeral Attendent and Driver
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Ruben is a graduate of Donaldsonville High School and attended Savannah State University. He has been with Brazier-Watson Funeral Home for the past 20 years.

He is a Licensed Electriction by trade. He came to work part-time with the funeral home when Mr. Joseph Watson became ill and could no longer make first calls. He helped by driving on funerals and assisting whenever he could.. Ruben enjoys cooking, fishing and spending time with family. After his health began to fail, he became unable to work at the funeral home. We truly miss having him around the office but still keep in contact with him.

MICHAEL PARKER, SR.

FUNERAL ATTENDANT AND DRIVER
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Michael would volunteer at every funeral sevice that we would have and make sure that the florals for the family that we were servicing, would be placed in his truck to get them to the cemetery. After 30 years, he retired from working for St. James Parish and became a paid permanent worker for our firm in August of 2016. He has been a valuable asset to us, as he began to not just handle the florals, but would also help distribute programs to the guests and make sure the pall bearers would get their gloves. He has become a wonderful part of our team.

Michael is 59 years old and has been married to Charlean Johnson Parker for thirty years. He has three children. Two daughters, Miya and Mia Parker and a son, Michael Parker, Jr. He also has three grandchildren, Makai, Maligyah and Orien, Jr. The reside in Gramercy.

In his spare time Michael coaches the "Gramercy Tigers", where he is known as "Coach Cowboy" as everyone knows he is a Die-Hard "Cowboy" fan. He is a member of New Zion Christian Center in Gramercy, where he serves as an usher. His hobbies are few, as fishing, but his passion is "cuttting grass" for the community.

Michael's caring attitude and his willingness to reach out to help people, is why he has become a member of our firm and we are very happy to have him as member of our team.