Johnson Funeral Home opened its doors to the Southwest Louisiana Community in October 1976 with Zeb Johnson as the owner and sole Funeral Director. The funeral home originally had one chapel and two staterooms with a small residence for the Johnson Family. As the business grew and more families chose Johnson Funeral Home for their funeral needs, the facilities had to be expanded. In 2000, the Johnson Family expanded the funeral home by adding an additional chapel, family lounge area, and additional support staff office space. Cremation Services also became important to many families in Southwest Louisiana, therefore the Johnson Family built the Lake Charles Crematory facility in 2001. The Lake Charles Crematory is now the largest crematory operator in Southwest Louisiana and serves families from five parishes. As the business continued to grow and serve families, the need for a complete interior update became necessary. The entire refresh was completed in the spring of 2017. All 17,000 square feet of the facility was updated with new flooring, wall coverings, furniture, art, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, and multi media updates.