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COVID-19 Funeral Service Update:

Austin Layne Mortuary remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Austin Layne Mortuary, will continue to enable families to participate in the customs and rituals that are most important to them.

Austin Layne Mortuary regularly receives information updates via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States.

According to the CDC, at this time, there are no known risks associated with being in the same room during a funeral or visitation service with the remains of someone who has died from a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as a service option.

At Austin Layne Mortuary we recognize that it is our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve and will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they will meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, at the same time adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. 

We recognize the importance of visitation, funeral and memorial services and have options available to help facilitate those needs.

Our staff remains vigilant about the cleanliness of our facilities and strictly adhere to all recommended healthy habits, such as making sure employees remain at home when sick, appropriately washing our hands, and the covering of our mouths and nose during coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our local public health officials have offered a great deal of guidance for businesses such as ours on this topic, and we will continue to vigorously follow their advice, counsel and lead.

What Our Families are Saying... 

To: Miss Shamari Jackson,

Thank you for answering my wife calls and text messages after business hours. My wife was devastated over the loss of our son. I didn’t know what to do, but my wife yelled out, “Call Austin Layne and see if we could get Miss Jackson as our Funeral Director.” Miss Jackson will know how to help us with Tony.” This was the worst thing we have ever experience in our life. No parent wants to bury their child. Miss Jackson made this difficult situation bearable. I watched the way her interactions with my wife using her sense of humor, thoughtfulness and kindness words help changed my wife mood.

Miss Jackson you are an amazing woman.
Your professionalism and coordination of activities as the Funeral Director was essential in making Norobert’s home going celebration a beautiful event. We were devastated of the loss of our son, but you help us through this difficult time.

I would like to thank Willie, our limo driver. His presence, kind words and thoughtfulness made the funeral and the repass easier for us.

To: Mr. Layne,
Miss Jackson is one of the best Funeral Directors at Austin Layne. I know you take care of your staff.

Craig Smith Sr.

Craig Smith Sr.


Losing a loved one is never easy. When people experience loss, they need a strong support network to provide comfort and offer encouragement.

The caring and experienced professionals at Austin A. Layne Mortuary Inc. are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

Please feel free to call us 314-381-6900 any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our facility in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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Austin A. Layne, Jr.

Founder & CEO

Austin A. Layne Mortuary Inc. is proud to offer our Memorial Obituary Program. Our families can post the story of their loved one, with photos, right on our Web site, making it available to those who live near and far from us.

This service allows the family, friends and coworkers to participate in the mourning process, to write online condolences, thoughts and prayers and to say their own farewell to the person who has passed. If desired, the messages can be read aloud during the funeral services. To visit this section, please click on "Obituaries" link

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