I delayed posting and got caught by the rain again.  That’s the nature of satelites and life in the country.  Hopefully, better technology will get out here one day….


 Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains!

For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

~Isaiah 49:13~



Mrs. Juanita Pritchett is improving following her back surgery.  Pray for her and her two caregiver sons, Chester and John.


Philip Strickland’s surgery went well at Ochsner (NO) yesterday.  Pray for him to have a good recovery period.


David’s brother, Jimmy Alford, had a procedure at Ochsner (BR) that will hopefully lead to the next step in Jimmy’s treatment.  There is a more hopeful attitude in his situation now.



Mays I. Morris, Sr.

April 08, 1932 – December 17, 2017


A resident of Independence passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born April 8, 1932 in Amite  and was 85 years of age. He is survived by his son, Mays I. Morris, Jr.; son, Arthur D. Morris; daughter, Martha Ann Morris; step children, Sherry Allen Rowland, Gwendolyn Allen Watts, Timothy Brian Allen, Matthew Wayne Allen and Brenda Allen Creekmore; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jones Morris; son, Michael Morris; step son, Dennis Gatlin; brother, Andrew J. Morris, Jr., and sister, Imogene Barber Morris. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9AM until religious services at 11 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Marshall Wallace. Interment Loranger Cemetery, Loranger. For an online guestbook, visit
Reginald E. (Reggie) Goldsby, MD

August 09, 1943 – December 18, 2017

Long time Amite Mayor and beloved family physician, Reginald (Reggie) Goldsby, age 74, passed from this life on Monday, December 18, 2017. He was born August 9, 1943 in Amite to Omar and Mamie Roberts Goldsby who preceded him in death as did his brother, Myles Goldsby. He is survived by his daughter, Laken Goldsby, and many Goldsby and Kennedy cousins whom he loved dearly and who loved him. He was a faithful charter member of the First Southern Methodist Church of Amite. As an honors student of LSU Medical School, he was exempt from a semester’s final exams. Later in his career, he became an LSU Clinical Professor. He was an avid LSU football fan and not only played football for Amite High School but remained a loyal fan. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to his personal attendants, Mike and Rachel Constant, for their loving care and devotion to Reggie during these difficult times. For an online guestbook, visit




I checked on the location of the shoeboxes sent out through our church as part of Operation Christmas Child.  So far, I was able to track boxes to both Mexico and Ecuador.  I’m excited the boxes are in their country of destination already.  I hope you are still as excited as I am for the boxes and what an impact each box will make on the lives of children and their families.


Some of these shoeboxes will be delivered by our international missionaries.  Our gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions help keep them “on the field”.  That means our shoebox gifts might be a part of the ministry we provide through the LMCO.  We help get the boxes to the children by collecting items, packing boxes, paying postage, and supporting our missionaries.  Thank-you for all your help.


Tomorrow night, we will gather at the cabin at 6:30 for our monthly Third Thursday meeting.  I can hardly wait to share this sweet time with others.



Read the Bible – Revelations 14-16 & Psalm 45.


There will be NO Bible study this Friday morning, but we will meet the following Friday.


Sunday, FBC, Kentwood will follow their regular schedule for the morning and have a candlelight service at 6 P.M. that night.  I hope you will be in church somewhere!  

Anna Lee