Coushatta has a full time Funeral Director at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home. He is Martin Adkins, a lifelong resident of Red River Parish.
Adkins attended LSUS after high school where he majored in Graphic Design. However in 2017 he found employment with Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath. His story of how he came back to Coushatta had a heavenly influence.
Adkins said, “I believe God put me here at the time he did.” He explained, “I had been out of work for two years with no luck finding employment. About this time I made a decision for Jesus and a short time later heard about the opening at Rose-Neath.”
“Once accepted for the job, I realized how important it is to help people,” explained Adkins. His advancement did not come easy. Adkins said, “I started an internship in order to advance. I completed over 1,500 hours plus worked 36 cases. That was more than I needed to be qualified, so I took the State Boards examination from the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.”
Adkins explained it all worked out for him to come back to Coushatta. The Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Coushatta’s Funeral Director, Merle Tidwell, had retired, so there was a vacancy. He said, “I walked in just at the right time to fill a need here in Coushatta.”
What are Adkins’ other interests? He said, “I ran cross country in high school. And I have practiced Karate since I was eleven years old. Now I enjoy writing and illustrating.” Adkins said he has a rough draft of his first book and hopes to be published.
Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath invites you to stop by and introduce yourself to Martin Adkins. He can answer any questions you have about his duties here in Coushatta.