WESTVILLE — Emmanuel Funeral Home and Cremation Services opened its doors to the public this month, becoming only the second black-owned funeral home in La Porte County.

Michigan City natives Joey and Deminia Walker have repurposed the former Trinity Lutheran Church building at 402 Flynn Rd. (U.S. 421) in Westville, from where they now provide prearrangement, funeral, traditional, signature and elite services.

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