The LORD has heard my plea for help;

the LORD accepts my prayer.

~Psalm 6:9 HCSB~


Rob Anderson is still hospitalized in Texas.  He continues to be in great pain.  Pray for improvement,


We have a number of deaths today, more than any other day I can remember.

Kirk McCoy Jones

DIED: December 1, 2017

LOCATION: Denham Springs, Louisiana

Kirk McCoy Jones, passed into Jesus’ arms on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Born Elizabeth Kirk McCoy on Dec. 7, 1952, she migrated to Livingston Parish where she and her family lived for 30 years. She is survived by the best husband in the world, Kirk C. Jones; 3 wonderful kids and 5 grandkids. Scott and Kellie Alford of Denham Springs, their 3 kids, Peyton Alford and wife, Ashley, Grace Alford and Haven Alford, Korie Alford of Denham Springs; 2 daughters, Delanie Prestridge and Gabrielle Alford, Lindsay Jones of Alameda, California; and furbabbies, Bonnie and Sticky. Being Mimi was much more fun! Kirk received her Bachelor’s Degree from Southeastern and her Master’s Degree in Natural Science from LSU. She was a member of the National Science Teachers Association, and the LA Science Teachers Association. She was known for her love of science. She taught 35 years in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes. Mrs. Jones loved her students and was always attending classes/conventions to keep current with her studies. She was the kind of teacher that did things in her science class that her students never forgot. Kirk won numerous awards on the state and national level. She was Teacher of the Year in 1998 and Science Olympiad 2 years in a row. Kirk loved traveling. She traveled abroad to London, Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Cozumel. She would bring back rocks or anything related to science to show her students. Kirk loved to play the piano. She was the pianist at Kedron Baptist Church for 7 years and would still play hymns on her piano at home. She attended Sunday School faithfully. She loved the Lord. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Oikos Ministries Alms, 13865 Blackwater Road, Baker, LA 70714. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will resume on Monday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until service at 12 p.m., officiated by Rev. Teryl Hebert. Burial will follow in Amite Baptist Cemetery, Denham Springs.


William Eugene Parsons – Not the Kentwood Bill Parsons!

November 22, 1939 – December 01, 2017

A resident of Amite and former longtime resident of Lincoln, NE, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Landmark Nursing Home. He was born November 22, 1939 in Des Moines, IA and was 78 years of age. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Melissa P. Harrison, Pamela Lynn Parsons, and Tiffany Sue Baker; 5 grandchildren, Emily Margaret Harrison, James Elliot Harrison,, William Connor Harrison, Noah Joseph Baker and Tristan Thomas Welch; sisters, Carol Amundson and Jeri Dodgin; and his brother, Stan Parsons. Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Vivian Parsons. Donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Mrs. Fannie Lou Kent from Amite/Fluker passed away.  Her obituary will be posted when one is available.



Rachael Ann Lipscomb Lites

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rachael Ann Lipscomb Lites, age 34 and a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed from this earthly life Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and into the care of her Heavenly Father and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rachael cherished her precious daughter and son and was adored by them and by her mother, her father, her grandmother, her step-father, and all who knew her. Rachael had a thirst for learning, a talent for communicating, a gift for artistic creation, and an intellect and energy that she brought to each of her new ventures. A couple of those ventures were as an investment counsellor and as a web designer.

Rachael attended Oak Forest Academy in Amite, graduated from Hammond High School, and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University. She served as a Special Education teacher at Mt. Hermon Elementary School, at Independence Elementary School, and at Bridge City Juvenile Facility.

She is survived by her husband Patrick Lites, daughter Judith Ann Lites, son Gabriel Joseph Lites, mother Jo Ann P. Miller, father Ralph Lipscomb, step-father David C. Miller, grandmother Fannie Ben Pierite, father-in-law Marvin Lites, mother-in-law Kay Lites, two step-brothers, a step-sister, aunts, uncle, and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers Joseph Pierite, Jr. and Ralph Lipscomb, Sr. and grandmother Barbara Albin Lipscomb.

Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd. in Hammond, Louisiana from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, December 1, 2017 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am with Dr. David E. Cranford officiating. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Hammond.

Pallbearers will be Terry Ben, Martin Johnson, David C. Miller II, Justin J. Miller, Bret A. Miller, and Mike Ibert.



Aaron Patrick Carr

September 22, 1977 – November 29, 2017
Aaron received his angel wings on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 40. He was always working with his hands and loved wood working. Aaron was an outdoorsman who enjoyed going hunting and fishing. He was very personable and loved being around people. Aaron was a truly Spiritual man who had a heart of gold and loved every person that came into his life. He never met a stranger. Aaron had the most infectious smile that would light up a room as soon as he walked in. He loved to tease everyone he knew, but it was always out of love. Aaron enjoyed learning about his family history and genealogy. He was an avid creative chef in the kitchen, making up new recipes all the time. Aaron enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, especially when it was spent with his mom and dad. His favorite place to be was the sandy white beaches soaking up the sun. Aaron is already deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Betty Carol Bankston Carr and Raymond Stafford Carr; sister and Best Friend, Amanda Urrutia and husband James; cousin who was more like his brother, Austin Bankston of Vancouver, WA; loving nieces, Alex Wright who was the light of Aaron’s life, and Victoria Urrutia; loving nephews, James Nicholas Urrutia and Aidan Bankston; his very special friend and life partner Heather Perrone; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Preceding Aaron in death are his grandparents, Floyd and Estelle Bankston, and John M. “Buck” Carr Sr. and Juanita Stafford Carr; and his infant sister, Elizabeth Carr.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 10:00 am until the Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm. Bro. Hanson Bourgios will officiate the service.



Read the Bible – Hebrews 5-6 & Psalm 27


It’s crunch time for the Lottie Moon Tea.  As the time gets closer, I seem to have my mind on how lives will be impacted by meeting and hearing a missionary, Rachel Robins, tomorrow, learning about Lottie Moon, and experiencing the Tea in her honor.  I’m also anticipating children who will have the opportunity to sing Christmas songs.  How excited they must be!  Come enjoy being a part of this sweet experience at 2 P.M. Sunday, tomorrow, at FBC, Kentwood.


Have a good day and a great Christmas season!  Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

Anna Lee