THURSDAY

Reread the verse and say the third word three times.

Charlotte Perkins LeNoir

March 10, 1928 – October 3, 2022

Charlotte Perkins LeNoir, age 94, beloved wife of Dr. James Lawrence LeNoir III of Amite LA, peacefully entered her Savior’s arms on October 3, 2022 following a prolonged illness.

      She was born on March 10, 1928 in Union, MS to the late Rev. Jack Andrew Perkins and Mazelle May Perkins.

       She is survived by her son James Lawrence LeNoir IV (Martine); daughters Jamie LeNoir Bridger (John Henry) and Elizabeth LeNoir; grandchildren Lauren Ashley LeNoir and Wesley Philip LeNoir; and brother Ray Bernard Perkins (Shirley, deceased); nephews Matt Eric Perkins (Barbara), Tracy Ray Perkins (Beverly), and Cary Todd Perkins; and Mindy Perkins Ott (Anthony), Taylor Rhea Perkins, Jack Oneal Perkins, and Logan Todd Perkins.

        Upon graduating from high school in Bartlesville OK, she attended the Mather School of Nursing at Baptist Hospital in New Orleans and Tulane University graduating in 1948 with an R.N. degree. Charlotte used her nursing skills faithfully caring for her family members during prolonged periods of their illness.

        While raising her family in New Orleans, she was very active in, and served in leadership roles, with the Metairie Garden Club and the LA Medical Society’s Women’s Auxiliary.

         Throughout her life, she served her church faithfully as a dedicated Christian. She developed and directed the nursery services for 30 years at the Metairie Baptist Church (LA).  Prior to becoming homebound, she was a faithful participant in the activities and music programs at the First Baptist Church of Amite (LA).

         During her lifetime, Charlotte surrounded herself with the joy of loving her family and faithfully serving those in need. She will be missed greatly by her family and by those who knew and loved her.

         Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside service this Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Gardens, Amite LA. Rev. Ken May will officiate the service.

Mark Roth, formerly of Amite also passed away. He was the son of Glenda and the late Al Roth. I did not locate an obituary this morning.

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October 6 – Habakkuk 3: 17-19

Prayer Focus Today – Day Care Workers

Today, let’s focus on day care workers. Many parents have to work and do not have the opportunity to have that done in their home. Those who work in the daycare field have a big responsibility on a daily basis. They care for and love children from a number of families. The also reach/reinforce many of the values that help determine the values/actions of the children. Today, let’s pray for those who keep many of the children in our communities.

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Anna Lee

Wednesday

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

~Philippians 4:7~

Crystal Watson is home and under the special care of family members. Continue to pray for her please.

Cora Strahan Morris

September 22, 1940 – October 3, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022 at The Blake at Flowood in Flowood, MS. She was born September 22, 1940 in Poplarville, MS and was 82 years of age. Cora was a retired principal from Loranger Middle School and a member of Kedron Baptist Church, where she was a leader of WMU. She loved her family, serving others, cooking, going to the mountains, and working in her flowerbeds. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Debra Piazza and husband, Joey, Darbie Morris, and Kim Sims and husband, Shane; 2 sisters, Alene Brown and Ilene Davis and husband, Bill; 1 brother, Marvin Dwight Strahan and wife, Kathy; 12 grandchildren, Ricky LeBlanc, John Piazza, Joede Piazza, Joey Piazza, II and wife Samantha, Austin Morris and wife, Sarah, Trey Morris, Kaitlyn Morris, Nicole Morris, Gabbie Morris. T.J. Sims, Tyler Grace Sims, and Tripp Sims; 8 great-grandchildren, Alaina Piazza, Jaxon Piazza, Zoey Piazza, Abigail Morris, Coralie Morris, Brently Morris, Brody Morris, and Pierre Morris. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Morris, Sr.; son, Kenneth W. “Kenny” Morris, Jr.; parents, Marvin and Mary Strahan; and a brother, Larry Strahan. Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at Noon on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Byron Humphrey and Bro. Jake Williams. Interment Kedron Cemetery, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kedron Baptist Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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October 5 – Habakkuk 3: 17-19

PRAYER FOCUS

Today, let’s pray for families going through a change or crisis – sicknesses, deaths, moving, changing grades or schools, changing jobs, new babies, marriages, new house, new job, etc.

Your prayers are important to yourself, your family, and others..

Tuesday Addition

I forgot to say that Cora (Mrs. Wayne) Morris of the Kedron area passed away. We taught school together many years ago and worked in WMU together in more recent years. She had a great laugh and a sincere Christian heart. Please pray for her girls this week and in the coming days.

Tuesday

Bill Lambert is doing better. He’s at North Oaks. Keep praying for him.

We needed to make a delivery in the Chesbrough area and took the opportunity to visit with some friends we haven’t seen lately. What a good stop it was! I highly recommend you bless you day by visiting with someone you haven’t seen lately.

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October 4 – I Thessalonians 5: 16-18

PRAYER FOCUS – Pray for those who are just now shopping for their shoeboxes. It is now less than six weeks until shoebox collection begins.

I hope you are enjoying the cooler morning and evening temperatures. If we had weather like this all year long, we wouldn’t appreciate it so much.

Anna Lee

MONDAY

Please pray for Bill Lambert and for Jenella Adams’ son-in-law. Bill has a blood clot problems. Janella’s son-in-law is fighting a covid problem.Your prayers will be appreciated.

Also, please pray for Crystal Dixon Watson who was in a motorcycle accident. Her recovery deals with many different issues and will be slow in coming. She’s up to facing the long battle she is facing. Please give her some prayer support.

Robert Eldridge McKinney, Jr.

June 28, 1940 – September 30, 2022

Robert Eldridge McKinney, Jr. passed peacefully from this earth to his heavenly home on Friday, September 30, 2022. He was born at home on June 28, 1940 in Emerald, Mississippi to his loving parents Robert Eldridge McKinney, Sr. & Ethel Jane Allen McKinney. He attended St. Mary Of the Pines until he started school at Magnolia High School where he graduated in 1958. He was a man of many talents and skills. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and later joined the Merchant Marines. Robert traveled the world working as a master electrician in the oil and gas industry for over 35 years. He was also an excellent welder. Robert was fiercely loyal to those he loved. He was selfless and generous to many. His love of his family and friends was most important. He shared two children through his marriage to Myrtie Newman, Robert Eldridge McKinney, III and Clifton Newman McKinney. He is survived by his children, Robert Eldridge McKinney, III (K. Jennifer Horne McKinney), Clifton Newman McKinney (Pamela Rogers McKinney), Sallie Wofford Jackson, and William Wofford (Geneva); grandchildren, Ashleigh Victoria McKinney, Hope McKinney Easley (Joe), Laurel McKinney, Emily F. Chustz (Matthew), Ian McKinney (Carrissa), Olivia McKinney, Mac McKinney, Nicholas Jackson, Neva, Will, and Sarah Wofford; great-grandchildren, Cayman Boone, Sterling White, and Avilene McKinney. Also survived by his longtime companion, Myrtie N. Wofford; siblings and spouses, Pat and Vivian McKinney, Perry and Liz McKinney, Charles and Sheree McKinney and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Robert is preceded in death by his parents. His favorite quote to tell his children and grandchildren was “It is the responsibility of the strong to care for the weak.” He lived his life by this motto to the fullest. He was a spiritual person who loved God. He showed his faith by his deeds. He will forever be loved and missed. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Milton Bourgue. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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October 3 – I Samuel 2: 7-11

PRAYER FOCUS TODAY – Georgia Barnette Offering

Today, let’s focus on the Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana. Funds collected support disaster relief, building new churches, mission churches, mission classes for all ages, repair on churches damaged by storms or fire, services in various different churches, Louisiana College, now named Louisiana Christian College, and many other worthy projects. All funds stay in Louisiana.

Make this day meaningful by doing something for others.

Anna Lee

THE LORD’S DAY

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October 2 – I Samuel 2: 1-4

Robin Alford is still improving from her last foot surgery. Becky Alford is continuing to stay with her. Continue to pray for both of them.

My high school class had a reunion yesterday. It is always good to see my school friends and to try to figure out who some of them are before they speak to you by name. Our paths in life have been different, but we all have some of the same experiences in life. That is the way it is with Christians. We have many different stories about our Christian faith, but we all know and love the same God.

PRAYER FOCUS TODAY – Our HOMEBOUND – Pray for those we no longer see at church and in the community. Some names that some to mind are:

George Eddie Lee

Mickey Cade

“Cete” and Ruby Dillon

Theople Hurst

Ferrie Gene Blackmon

Andy and Betty Taylor

Give you some of your time to give it to these folks. They will appreciate your visit more than you can imagine.

Anna Lee

Saturday

Please pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch, 92, whose has been having some heart issues. Pray as decisions are being made about a pacemaker.

Obituary for Penny Overby Wroten (Andy Taylor’s sister)

“An obituary is not available at this time for Penny Overby Wroten.”

Dennis Phillips

March 25, 1962 – September 29, 2022


James Dennis Phillips died peacefully in his home on Thursday, September 29th to the words of the 23rd Psalm. Truly he walked through the valley of the shadow of death through many years of poor health with the Lord shepherding him along the way. Dennis was the youngest of three sons born to Neal and Betty Phillips who both preceded him in death. His father was a minister of the gospel who baptized Dennis into the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Dennis lived in Tennessee, Texas, California, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He was a graduate of Loranger High School. Although he fathered no children, he was a step-father and mentor to several. Dennis was at one time or another a black belt in martial arts, a landscape painter, a solider, a preacher, a heavy equipment operator, and an artisan who made custom knives. He was not wealthy, but his first reaction to the attacks of 9/11 was to make knives to give to special operations soldiers who went into combat first. Dennis is survived by his older brothers David of Ellisville, Mississippi and Dwayne of Reston, Virginia. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. Interment Loranger Cemetery, Loranger, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Please pray for all those who have been and are being affected by Hurricane Ian. We have reports from a number of people saving they are okay or telling about damage to their homes and yards. I want to share that two couples in the ministry from this area are okay. Bro. Chip are Martha Sloan. say it is not going to be bad, mostly rain for them. Bro. Brady and Christy Haynes are in an area with some total losses, but didn’t have any damage to their house or property.

PRAYER FOCUS FOR TODAY

Pray for the Baptist Disaster Team as they work in Naples, Florida helping people with damaged property and other needs. Bro.. Stan Statham will be leading the team.

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The theme for this month is “Rejoice in the Lord”.

October 1 – I Chronicles 16: 8-14

Your prayers mean so much to so many. Thank-you for praying for these and other needs on your personal prayer list.

Anna Lee

FRIDAY

I have always loved spring because that is when I refresh my plants and choose new ones to try. Fall is a change from the HOT weather of summer. It comes in a strong second choice.

Better than both spring and fall put together is when Jesus comes back and I can live in heaven. Surely God has a beautiful environment for my heavenly home. I wonder….

Dana Hendry requests prayer for one of her daughters, Ferrin Grace, who has been hospitalized and given a number of tests to determine the cause in the change of her health. She’s home now and waiting for test results.

I do not have an update, but assume Clint Smith is making a normal recovery from heart surgery. He’s in Ochsner on Jefferson Blvd,

Many of you know of Louis Ruffino. His home burned last week. He is having some heart procedures. He recently lost his mother and cares for his sister., Rose. Pray for him to feel God’s presence as He walked beside Louis during this stressful and uncertain time. Louis has requested your prayers. May he look up to God during these struggles.

Paul David King

October 26, 1967 – September 28, 2022

Paul David King was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 26, 1967 to Leonard and Pamela King. He was married for 26 years to Lisa McKean King. He was blessed with three children: Josh McKean, Victoria Lewandrowski, and Tyler King as well as his favorite daughter-in-law Shonagh McKean and favorite son-in-law Jeff Lewandrowski. David had three siblings: Marie (Chuck) Featherston, Debbie (Joe) Bond, Michael (Angela) King. The lights of his life were his grandchildren, Natalie and Olivia McKean, and he was recently celebrating the news of a third due in May 2023. He had countless aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and adopted family that he also loved dearly. A man of many careers and talents; he was a nurse, farmer, iron worker, fisher, hunter, snake-lover and relocator, caretaker, educator, and handyman. He never met a stranger and never found a problem he couldn’t fix either with his hands or his humor. Services will be this Sunday, October 2nd with visitation at 1PM and a small ceremony at 5PM. They will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, 110 E. Factory St., Amite, LA 70422. There will be no internment. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

(Many of you may know Lisa, David’s wife, who is a home health nurse.)

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September 30 – I Thessalonians 5: 19-24

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PRAYER FOCUS

Today, let’s focus some of our prayer time on the people of Florida who are recovering from Hurricane Ian and the people of South Carolina as they are visited by the same hurricane as it moves further north.

Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

~Isaiah 41:10~

Clint Smith‘s procedure was long, but about 4:30 Wanda let me know the procedure went well.

Pray for the people of Florida as they begin the long process of trying to recover from Hurricane Ian. Pray for all. the first responders, rescue, power folks, and all the others who will be working there to help the people recover from Ian. We have experienced hurricanes and know a lot about what they are facing today, this week, and for months to come.


Richard Dean Kirby

March 14, 1963 – September 27, 2022

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was born March 14, 1963 in Camp Lejeune, N.C. and was 59 years of age. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Punkie) Kirby, Kelsey Baham and Tristan, and Katelynn (KK) Miller; grandchildren, Kaylynn, Haylee, Nova and Atlas; mother, Patricia Kirby; step-father, Jerry Bartley and Sarah; sisters, Penny Hissong and Dawn Gessner; step-sisters, Rochelle Reinhard and Terreena McDonald; step-brothers, Tyronne Bartley, Ryan Reeves, and Ricky Reeves; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Rio. Preceded in death by his father, Charles Kirby; brother, Rod Kirby; sister, Christine Kirby; nephew, Chad Kirby. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 2:00PM until religious services at 4:00PM on Saturday, October 1, 2022. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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September 29 – Matthew 7: 24-29

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PRAYER FOCUS – People of Florida

I don’t think I need to say more about our prayer focus today.

Thank-you for reading and praying. As an old song goes, “You can’t have one without the other”.

Anna Lee