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What Our Families are Saying... 

I would like to thank the Mr. Layne and his staff, especially Shamari Jackson, funeral director, for the Home going service for my husband Gregory L. Thornton, Sr. The staff was very king and respectful, every time I came thru the doors of Austin Layne, I felt a welcoming and compassionate spirit from the staff.
Shamari was very helpful through this entire process. She was very patient with me, while at the time showing me compassion and sympathy, for the loss of my husband, Gregory L. Thornton, Sr. After every meeting with Sharmari, she said, 'Call her if I needed anything.' When I did call her for something...she was there for me. I am so grateful for her assistance.
Thanks to Austin layne, my husband looked like the handsome man I fell in love with for his home going celebration. A special thanks to all the staff that coordinated the home going service. They respectfully asked the attendees to be to respectful to my family, during the service. I really appreciated that...
Again, thank you to Austine Layne and his wonderful staff!!!

Kimberlyn Thornton


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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