Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,

yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,”

says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

~Isaiah 54:10~

Michael Phillip Strickland
(November 11, 1950 – February 11, 2018) 

Michael Phillip Strickland, 67, of Osyka, passed away, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his residence.

He was born November 11, 1950 in Magnolia, MS. He was the son of the late Percy Edward and Sharron Varnado Strickland.

Mr. Strickland was a retired auto mechanic. He was a longtime active member of Osyka Baptist Church where he served on the usher committee and loved attending his Pioneer Sunday School class.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Colleen Lambert Strickland of Osyka; his son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Mindy Strickland of Osyka; his daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Andy Childress of Kentwood; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tim and Allison Strickland of Summit and Randy and Tammy Strickland of Osyka; two sisters, Sandy Smith of Chatawa and Sheree Strickland of McComb; five grandchildren, Silas Childress, Meredith Childress, Amelia Childress, Laila Baham and Lilly Strickland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thursday at Osyka Baptist Church from 9AM until 12PM. Celebration of Life services will be at 12:30PM with Bro. Gene Richards and Bro. Milton Kliesch officiating. Burial will be in Osyka Cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Pallbearers are Keith Strickland, Chad Strickland, Blake Strickland, Colton Smith, David McKinney and Dustin Mack. Honorary pallbearer is Silas Childress.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Osyka Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 152, Osyka, MS 39657.

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Earl Quinton Stinson passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 68. He was born on Sunday, January 26, 1950 in Kentwood , Louisiana to the late Addaliede Labrache Stinson and the late Earl Stinson. He was a native of Kentwood, Louisiana.

Earl is survived by his wife, Ann Stinson; step-daughters, Ashley Welch and her husband Dale, and Stacey McDonald and her husband Scott; step-son, Louis Russell LaRocca, Jr.; sisters, Linda Burt, and Lois Pittman; brother, Paul Stinson; grandchildren, Ava Welch, Shantel Power, Lathon LaRocca, Jordan McDonald, Jacob McDonald, Grace Ann McDonald, and Annalise LaRocca; nieces and nephews, James Burt, Steven Burt, Michelle Burt, and Michael Burt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Stinson; mother, Addaliede Labrache Stinson; sister, Peggy Jean Stinson; and nephew, Raymond M. Burt, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 9:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:30 am.

Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, Louisiana.


Please pray for the Strickland and Stinson families.


Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 8-10
  • Proverbs 19
  • Mark 7


Children on Mission will meet at 6:00 P.M. tonight.   Children, K-5, are invited to join us.


I’m excited about the missions activities Saturday from 9:00 – Noon..  We will be working on fillers for Operation Christmas Child.  Everyone is encouraged to be a part of this ministry.


Third Thursday Gathering – Tomorrow!

Anna Lee