Thursday Updates

Jesse Dean‘s surgery went well.  He should be home in a couple of days.  Keep praying for him.  Add Majel to your prayer list.


Mrs. Gloria Boone‘s obituary was updated.

Gloria E. Boone, former nurse, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, sister and friend, died on Wednesday November 4, 2015. She passed peacefully at her home in Kentwood, surrounded by loved ones, after battling a series of illnesses. She had many loves in her life, including her family, numerous friends, her cats, listening to and watching Gaither Homecomings and talking about old times. But she was very adamant about her final wishes and how she wanted them carried out. We, the family, hope that we did not let her down. Born Gloria Elizabeth Wilbanks on July 14, 1937 in Walnut, MS, she is survived by her brother, Jack E. Wilbanks and wife, Elma of Gulfport, MS; niece, Belinda and nephew, Alan. Also living are her three children: oldest son, Andy Boone and wife, Beverly, of Sumrall, MS; son, Wade Boone and wife, Brenda, of Kentwood and daughter, Kathy Boone Dykes and husband, Walter, also of Kentwood. Ms. Boone was blessed with 3 grandchildren: granddaughter, Haley Boone Brumfield and husband, Derrick, of Sandy Hook, MS; grandson, Ethan J. Boone and wife, Megan, of Kentwood and another grandson, Jordan A. Dykes, of Kentwood, as well. Not to be left out are her 4 great-grandchildren, Aidyn, Lexie, Caimen, and Kayson. She was preceded in death by her parents, E.J. “Jack” Wilbanks and Katherine Carey Wilbanks of Natchez, MS. The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to her nurses—- both of Home Health and Hospice, Bro. Joey Miller & wife, Karen, her church family at First Baptist of Kentwood, various friends and family, and lastly, the folks at McKneely Funeral Home for seeing to it that her wishes were carried out to the “t”. We appreciate every prayer, every hug, and every memory each of you shared with us during this time. Graveside Services were held at Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 10:30 AM Thursday, November 5, 2015. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit