Look to the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always.
I have a lot to share…
- Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon is progressing and will soon begin physical therapy.
- Coach Elton Shaw is home with the flu and shingles.
- Glen Magee, Sr. had an angiogram that determined a blockage where a stent in not possible. He may need surgery.
- Mr. I.W. Simmons‘ cancer is back and inoperable. He will begin hospice care tomorrow. Your visits and prayers are welcomed.
- Last night, Ken Roberts‘ was doing well following his heart transplant. Keep praying.
- Lacie Marie Randall, 17 years old of Albany, Louisiana, received her angel wings on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Greensburg, Louisiana. She was born on Monday, June 5, 2000, in Hammond. She became a child of God and was baptized by her grandfather, Elder Marshall Wallace on November 8, 2010. She was an active member of Landmark Baptist Church. Lacie was a current Senior at Albany High School scheduled to graduate in May. She was focused on the future by completing an EMT licensing through Albany High and was recently accepted into LSU for the fall semester to pursue a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Lacie was welcomed in Heaven by her father, Jason Randall and our Heavenly Father. Lacie is survived by her loving mom, and also her twin, Shantel Thomas Williams and dad, Tim Williams; her brother, whom she loved dearly, Landon Williams; maternal grandparents, Karen Vial Hodges and Ken Hodges; paternal grandparents, Melissa “Missie” Wallace and Elder Marshall Wallace, Rhonda DiMaggio Williams, and Larry and Karen Williams; great grandmother Katherine Volpi Vial; Lacie’s Uncles and Aunts Jonathan Thomas, Rick And Cassie Thomas, Jabbo Wallace, Renee Rioux, Carla Wallace, Josh and Kristin Williams, Larry and Shannon Williams, and Coley Williams; the three little nephews who she loved as her own, Tristan Thomas, Logan and Lathan Williams; three friends from her childhood, Miranda Fernandez, Emily McCarrol, and Laniey Hoyt; and numerous Great Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and Friends who will deeply miss her.
She is also preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Rick Thomas; great-grandparents, Anne Mastrapolito, Inez “Nezzie” Randall, Erwin Hotard Vial and James “Jimmy” Thomas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Marvin Poole officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Saturday morning from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm.
Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, Hammond, Louisiana.
To view and sign the family guest book, please visit http://www.harrymckneely.com.
- Rev. Billy Graham –
My father, Billy Graham, went into the presence of the Lord this morning.
The Bible tells us in Revelation 14:13: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them” (NKJV).
Many have said that his death ends an era, but he would be the first to say that when God’s ambassadors die in Christ, the Lord raises up others, because the preaching of the Gospel will go forward until the end of the age. God’s blessing continues as He opens doors for the Gospel around the world.
My siblings and I would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead as we honor a man who served the Lord with his life, loved his family, and was always grateful for God’s faithful people who supported him in the work of the ministry in Jesus’ Name.
As we lay to rest this very public ambassador, please pray with us that the testimony he leaves behind will touch many lives and point them to salvation in Jesus Christ. My father’s journey of faith on earth has ended. He has been reunited with my mother and has stepped into the eternal joy of Heaven in the presence of his Savior, in whom he placed his hope.
If you would like to know more about my father’s life, share a memory, or read public visitation details, please visit BillyGraham.org. God bless you, and thank you for your prayers for our family.
Sincerely, Franklin Graham
President, Samaritan’s Purse
- Our friends, Dr. and Mrs. John W. (“Bro. Chip”) Sloan will be honored Sunday night for 30 years of service as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of King’s Mountain, North Carolina. His first (of three) churches was Roseland Baptist Church! Our Jennie called him “Chocolate Chip” the first night she met him! Jennie was about three years old at the time.
Read the Bible
- Leviticus 26-27
- Psalm 23
- Mark 14
Today is a wonderful day for prayer and actions.