“When you get serious about finding me

and want it more than anything else,

I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.”

~Jeremiah 29:13 The Message~



Pray for Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon as she prepares for knee surgery on the 19th.



Continue to pray for all our friends in nursing homes.



There have been many deaths in our community.  Pray for each family.


Gene “Webster” Smith

January 20, 1938 – January 28, 2018

Gene “Webster” Smith, 80, a longtime resident of Amite, LA, passed away peacefully at his home on January 28th, 2018 due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Gene was a lifelong John Deere enthusiast and avid coin collector. He always had a kind word and piece of candy for all he encountered. Having a true servant’s heart, Gene always went out of his way to help those in need. He spent nearly 37 years cherishing “Sue, his sweet wife.” Gene loved and admired his wife, Susie, and always told anyone who listened that he married the world’s greatest woman. Gene spent his life baling hay, cutting silage, and clearing fields for farmers across several parishes and counties. He was always content when on his tractor surrounded by acres of land. Gene adored his children and grandchildren. He always spent time with each of them, teaching them the value of hard work and a loving family. Gene spread love and joy to all he came in contact with. A treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend; he will be greatly missed by many. Gene was survived by his wife, Susie Smith, of Amite; son Gene Allen Smith and Tina of Burleson, TX; daughter Darlene Tolbert and Clyde of Loranger, LA; son Jake Reeves of Franklinton, LA; brother Mike Smith and Catherine of Natchez, MS; grandchildren Hannah Primes and Jerry, Nora Reeves, and Jacob Reeves, all of Franklinton, LA; and also numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Sylvia Smith of Natchez, MS; brothers James Smith, Wayne Smith, Kenny Smith, all of Natchez, and brother Carson “Buddy” Smith of Vidalia, LA. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, LA from 9:00AM until funeral services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Mason Miley. Interment will be held at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite, LA. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to AmeraCare Hospice, Dr. Richard Bridges, and Nurse Practitioner Ryan Seals. For an online guestbook, visit


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  • Catch up on reading Scriptures if you are not up-to-date.



God’s Word teaches us!

Anna Lee