“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

~Exodus 20:12~



Mrs. Ruby Dillon did not go to rehab yet, but she did move to the fourth floor of the hospital.  She is not in rehab at this time.



Connor Corkern

Connor man’s Friday update… It is Friday, right?

First things first, he’s finally off all blood pressure medications! Praise Be To God!
He’s still on some sedating meds to keep him from moving too much with his vent. He squeezed my hand this morning when I was praying the rosary with him and my heart melted into a puddle. What a fighter he is and how loved he is by Christ and Our Holy Mother!
He’s getting an echocardiogram in a bit to check his heart rhythms, as well as some pampering on his sweet lil thunder thighs to keep any clots from forming. If all goes well we are hoping for possible extubation early next week. He’s come so far and we are so grateful.
Again, thank you for your love and prayers. Each one is so mighty! 



The Pine Ridge Benefit Sunday morning will help Mr. Red Pittman of the New Zion community.  Breakfast is at 8:00.  Donations are accepted.




Stanley Brian Relan

September 13, 1968 – May 23, 2018
Stanley Brian Relan, a resident of Independence, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was born September 13, 1968 in Hammond and was 49 years of age. He was an U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Relan; daughters, Taylor Relan and Cierra Gonzales, and Macey Relan; sons, Jordan Relan, Corey Bertaut, Jr. and Dewayne Bertaut; 2 grandchildren, Kai and Kade Relan; brother, Gary Relan, Ricky Relan and wife Ginny, and Frankie Relan; sister, Debra Garon and husband, Mark, and his former spouse, Donna Relan. Preceded in death by his father, Charles Relan, Jr.; mother, Diane Mason; grandparents, Donis Henderson and Charles and Josie Relan; and  his great grandmother, Elise Scarbrough. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite,  from 10 AM until religious services at 1 PM Saturday, May 26, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Joseph Ricard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit

Judy Newsom Hilbun

March 15, 1954 – May 24, 2018

Judy Newsom Hilbun, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born March 15, 1954 in Magnolia, MS and was 64 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Ray Hilbun, Sr.; son, David Hilbun and wife, Brandi; grandchildren, Kelsey Hilbun, Shelby H. Oliver and husband, Bruce, and Harley Hilbun; and her sister, Dorothy Morris. Preceded in death by her daughter, Tanya Denise Hilbun; parents, Willie Newsom, Jr. and Helen Newsom; and her 2 brothers, Jerry Dalton Newsom, Sr., and Willie Elliot Newsom, Sr.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 10 AM Saturday, May 26, 2018. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit



Leah Roach Wilkinson

February 17, 1964 – May 23, 2018
Leah, age 54, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, May 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in New Orleans to Richard Roach Sr and Patricia Sheehan. She was a lifelong resident of Loranger. Leah married the love of her life, Jimmy Wilkinson, over 37 years ago.
Leah is survived by her husband, James “Jimmy” Wilkinson Sr.; Daughter, Brittany Wilkinson Traylor and husband John; sons, James “Jimmy” Wilkinson Jr. and wife Kacie; Dylan Wilkinson and wife Danielle; mother Patricia S. Lewis and husband Welton Lewis Sr.; and grandchildren, Addison and Madilyn Traylor, Aiden and Eli Wilkinson, and Declan Durbin.
Leah is preceded in death by her father Richard Roach Jr. and grandparents; Lloyd and Rose Sheehan, Richard and Louise Roach
Leah was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the light of her eyes. She made many fond memories on their family camping trips.
Leah founded and worked hard to create a cancer support group to help others with their battle. She was awarded the ‘Top 10 Nurses 2018′ by Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. She was also an active member of the YouNight Sisterhood.
Leah was loving and encouraging to everyone she met and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Ford Cemetery in Independence, LA.
The family has created the Leah Wilkinson Memorial Foundation to continue her work by advocating for and supporting those who she supported. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make donations to this cause.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Leah Roach Wilkinson please visit our Sympathy Store.



Mike Wall

Services will be next Thursday from 4-7 pm at  McKneely’s funeral home in Kentwood with a gathering afterwards at Jesse Wall’s  home.  You are asked to bring a chair to Jesse’s.




Read the Bible

  • I Kings 15-16
  • Psalm 67
  • Romans 5



How will God use you today?

Anna Lee


“God is love.”

~1 John 4:8~




Evgeniy-and-The Soap



Connor Corkern

Up until last Friday night Connor had been well. I noticed he sounded congested, but nothing that worried me. Saturday morning he woke up congested with lots of thick mucus and fever. I started giving his usual meds, CPT vest, and breathing treatments to stay on top of it. By Saturday night he seemed better. Sunday morning he needed some oxygen, and after trying my best to get him suctioned out well enough to breathe easily I had a gut instinct that I needed to bring him in to Children’s.

I loaded him up with his portable oxygen tank and off we went. By the time I made it to Hammond I noticed he was lethargic, had rapid short breaths, and my heart knew he wouldn’t make it to New Orleans.
I rushed into North Oaks hospitals ER in tears pushing my barely breathing Connor with his oxygen tank. They immediately brought him back and started working on him. They took excellent care of him until Children’s Hospital’s helicopter arrived to pick him up. I breathed a sigh of relief watching the helicopter lift off the ground bringing my boy to his home away from home. If only I had known what was happening in that helicopter I wouldn’t have been so calm.

Ninety minutes later Coye and I sat outside of CHNOLA’s Pediatric ICU waiting to see Connor man. We had to wait an hour more before being brought to his room.

Connor had to be bagged the entire ride to CHNOLA and was immediately intubated upon his arrival in New Orleans. My boy was in septic shock, had metabolic acidosis, and his left lung had pneumonia. His blood pressure bottomed out a few times, but thanks to the incredible ICU team here, he made it out okay.

The ICU doctor came out and told us how incredibly sick Connor was and how he wasn’t out of the woods by any means. We weren’t sure if Connor would be able to overcome this illness and were mentally preparing for a life without our boy; something we dread with every ounce of our being.
Fast forward four days later, Connor is making miraculous progress. He is still intubated, somewhat sedated, but is holding his own blood pressure and his levels are stabilizing.

We know Connor’s healing will be a long process, and we know God is in control. Many people have asked us how we can be so strong, and our answer is always the same…God. When we are weak, He is strong.

Thank GOD for His beautiful mercy, grace, and love. God’s plan is perfect and has led us to wonderful destinations with our boy. He has also led us to all of you, our amazing prayer warriors and supporters. God is so good to us.

I promise to keep you all updated on Connor’s progress through this adventure. Our family sends you love tonight, and always. Thank you for following along on Connor man’s many adventures.




Joanne Seymour is progressing well following cancer surgery and looking forward to the next step in New York.



Adrian Phillips is home and so glad to be back at Pine Ridge.  Keep him in your prayers.



Mrs. Ruby Dillon is no longer at North Oaks, but a rehab to regain her strength.  Pray for good progress so she can come home soon.



Stanley Relan passed away Thursday.  The obituary will be available today.




Read the Bible

  • I Kings 13-14
  • Job 7
  • Romans 4



Vacation Bible School is just around the corner.  You can sign up to attend at FBC, Kentwood at the church webpage.


It’s not too early to begin packing your shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.  

Anna Lee




“I came naked from my mother’s womb,’ [Job] said, ‘and I shall have nothing when I die.

The Lord gave me everything I had, and they were his to take away.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.’

In all of this Job did not sin or revile God.”

 ~Job 1:21-22 TLB~



Read the Bible 

  • I Kings 11-12
  • Psalm 66
  • Romans 3



Friday Morning Bible Study – Romans 10



Mission Projects Day Coming Soon

  • 3rd Saturday of June; 9 A.M. – Noon
  • Everyone is needed to help with missions projects.  There will be jobs for everyone.
  • Admission – Items needed for missions (Lists will be available at church.)
  • Let’s have fun working together and doing mission work at the same time!
  • I’m available to answer questions.



The children in missions learn there are four ways we can help with missions:  Pray, Give, Do, and Go.  The Mission Projects Day is one way to “Do”!  Don’t miss this opportunity.

Anna Lee




Wednesday Afternoon

Mrs. Ruby Dillon was moved to room 3116.  Her procedure this morning went well.  Thank-you for praying for her and Mr. “Cete”.



Mrs. Mimi Sneed called to say she got a good report from her oncologist yesterday and doesn’t have to go back for three months.  Rejoice with her.


“When desperate people give up on God Almighty,

their friends, at least, should stick with them.” 

~Job 6:14 The Message~



Mrs. Ruby Dillon will probably have her kidney stone removed today.  Please pray for her, her family, and her medical team.



Jacob Yarborough was dealing with another fluid yesterday.  Pray this can be controlled soon.



Kay Forman had been in North Oaks, but the lady in the front desk said she had been released.




Read the Bible

  • I Kings 9-10
  • Job 6
  • Romans 2



Friday Morning Bible Study – Romans 10



Take time today to work on packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child or purchasing some items that can be sent as fillers (small flash lights, small games, bandanas, smalls cars and trucks, hairbrushes, washcloths, soap, small baby dolls or Barbies, box of watercolors, cotton fabric, fishing kits or supplies, plastic beads, craft supplies, small tools, toothbrushes, marbles, scissors of all sizes, plastic bowls and glasses, silverware, especially spoons, small purses, socks, ens of various colors, etc.)  You can turn these in to me at any time.  I’ll sort and store them until needed.  Thank-you so much!

Anna Lee





“Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” 

~Psalm 50:15 NLT~


Read the Bible

  • 1 Kings 7=8
  • Psalm 65
  • Romans 1

Glenda Wicker McIntyre

November 16, 1961 – May 19, 2018

Glenda Wicker McIntyre, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born November 16, 1961 in Amite and was 56 years of age. She is survived by her husband, William McIntyre, Sr.; daughter, Jessica McIntyre; 4 grandchildren, Weston McIntyre, Cassie Ricks, Dixie McIntyre, and Hank Wallace; mother, Sandra Nell Wicker; 3 sisters, Barbara Harris and husband, Chuck, Debra Lowe and husband, Boyd  and Cathy McIntyre and husband, Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, William Wesley McIntyre, Jr.; father, Eliga RN Wicker, Sr.; and her brother, Eliga RN Wicker, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM  until religious services at 11 AM Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jason Skipper. Interment Charles McIntyre Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit




“Young” Ladies Birthday Party Honorees with May Birthdays Today at 11:00 at The Cafe

  • Firma Kay Schneeweiss
  • Wilma Smith
  • Judy Liberto
  • Marilyn Hart
  • Verna Callihan
  • Margaret Oliver
  • Diane Turner



Dates for Your Calendar – Both wonderful ways to help tell others about Jesus!

  • July 16
    • Quarterly WMU Meeting
    • Various churches will show you their craft items for shoeboxes, mission trips, missionary donations, etc.
    • Spring Creek Baptist Church at 10 A.M.
  • September 15
    • Quarterly WMU Meeting
    • Kay Bennett will be here to tell us about Friendship House in New Orleans.
    • We will bring items to donate to the ministry there.
    • Hillsdale Baptist Church at 10 A.M.


  • 9:00 – Leadership planning meeting
  • 10:00 – Meeting
  • Followed by a potluck lunch



FBC has scheduled some days for ministry projects.  These days will be for adults, youth, and children.  Without going to my calendar, I will say they will be in the next few months on the third Saturday of the month from 9 A.M. – Noon.  I would love to have some volunteers to help prepare for these meetings.  Let me know when you are available to work at the church for 2-3 hours.



Our mission in as Christians is to tell others about Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20).  Let’s do so in a way that is helpful and encouraging.

Anna Lee







Monday Afternoon

It’s been a busy day and is not over!



Mrs. Ruby Dillon had a bad night and was moved several times.  She currently is in 3008 in the ICU unit.  She is doing better now.  She will probably be there a few more days.  Please pray for Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby.



Jacob Yarborough made a trip to the ER at North Oaks.  He’s in room 3104 and trying to get some rest after a couple of sleepless nights.  Fluid was drained from his chest allowing him to breathe much better.  His trip to MD Anderson has been postponed for now.  Please continue to pray for Jacob and his family.