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Staff members of McKneely Funeral Home of Amite & Kentwood, Inc. are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

W. Thomas McKneely, Jr.

W. Thomas McKneely, Jr.

Owner/Director

Email: Tommy@mckneelys.com
Phone: (985) 748-7178

Tommy is a graduate of Amite High School and Commonwealth College of Sciences has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer with McKneely's for over 35 years and has been the sole owner for the past 12 years. He and his wife, Charl Ann were married on February 3, 1967 and have 3 children, Jeff, Greg and Jennifer. They also have 8 grandchildren, Jordan, Olivia, Alyse and AnaClaire McKneely, Gabrielle, Steven and Andrew Pray and Gavin and Dylan McKneely.

Gregory J. McKneely

Gregory J. McKneely

Director

Email: greg@mckneelys.com
Phone: (985) 748-7178

Gregory J. McKneely is the son of Tommy and Charl Ann McKneely. He graduated from Oak Forest Academy in 1990 and received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1994. Greg joined the firm in February 1997 and became a licensed funeral director in May 1998. On June 25, 2005, Greg married Danielle George from Valdosta, GA and they have two sons, Gavin Thomas McKneely and Dylan Charles McKneely. Greg, Danielle, Gavin and Dylan live in Amite and attend House on the Rock Church where Greg also serves as the worship leader.

Steven D. Little

Steven D. Little

Director

Email: mason70422@live.com
Phone: (985) 748-7178

Steven is a 1991 graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. He came to us with over fifteen years experience; four of which were spent in the United States Navy Mortuary Affairs Department. He and his wife, Connie and two young sons, Marek and Mason are originally from the Franklinton area. Steven is a master mason, 32nd degree mason, member of the York Rite and a shriner.

David Cutrer

David Cutrer

Assistant

Email: davidcutrer1960@hotmail.com
Phone: (985) 748-7178

David has been an integral part of the McKneely staff for over 10 years. He is the son of Margaret and the late J. L. "Jack" Cutrer of Roseland. He and his wife, Rhonda, are also Pastors of Roseland Pentecostal Church. They have two girls, Heather and Ashley and a grandson, Daniel. David has also served as Louisiana District Superintendent of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. Outside of work, David loves to hunt, fish and play golf.

Brian Garner

Maintenance

Phone: (985) 748-7178

Brian is the son Lee Robertson and Sharon Ann Garner. He is a graduate of Amite High School and was an All District Football player. Brian is responsible for building upkeep and cemetery setups and has been with McKneely's since June of 2007 and hopes to one day own his own funeral home.

Susan Tanner

Susan Tanner

Hostess

Email: stanner48@bellsouth.net

Susan has a heart for serving people. She desires to meet whatever need you may have while at our funeral home. She makes sure you feel as comfortable in our home as you would feel in your own home. She enjoys serving coffee and refreshments to everyone who comes to our visitations and helps make our services special to your family. Susan was married to T. Gregory Tanner, owner of Tanner Welding in Osyka, Miss., for 44 years before his passing on September 10, 2012. Susan now resides in Amite and has three children, Rebecca Tanner Nowell, Greg Tanner, Jr. and Stephanie Tanner Johnson. She also enjoys four grandchildren, Tyler, Carrie, Hannah and Tanner.

Anita Hawkins

Hostess

Email: Anita413@bellsouth.net
Phone: (985) 748-7178

Anita is the wife of the late Stanley Hawkins. She has been a member of our staff for the past several years and makes sure that the coffee never runs out. She was previously employeed at Thrift Town Pharmacy and The Mulberry Tree in Amite.

Roger Pittman

Host