“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

~Exodus 20:12~



Mrs. Ruby Dillon did not go to rehab yet, but she did move to the fourth floor of the hospital.  She is not in rehab at this time.



Connor Corkern

Connor man’s Friday update… It is Friday, right?

First things first, he’s finally off all blood pressure medications! Praise Be To God!
He’s still on some sedating meds to keep him from moving too much with his vent. He squeezed my hand this morning when I was praying the rosary with him and my heart melted into a puddle. What a fighter he is and how loved he is by Christ and Our Holy Mother!
He’s getting an echocardiogram in a bit to check his heart rhythms, as well as some pampering on his sweet lil thunder thighs to keep any clots from forming. If all goes well we are hoping for possible extubation early next week. He’s come so far and we are so grateful.
Again, thank you for your love and prayers. Each one is so mighty! 



The Pine Ridge Benefit Sunday morning will help Mr. Red Pittman of the New Zion community.  Breakfast is at 8:00.  Donations are accepted.




Stanley Brian Relan

September 13, 1968 – May 23, 2018
Stanley Brian Relan, a resident of Independence, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was born September 13, 1968 in Hammond and was 49 years of age. He was an U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Relan; daughters, Taylor Relan and Cierra Gonzales, and Macey Relan; sons, Jordan Relan, Corey Bertaut, Jr. and Dewayne Bertaut; 2 grandchildren, Kai and Kade Relan; brother, Gary Relan, Ricky Relan and wife Ginny, and Frankie Relan; sister, Debra Garon and husband, Mark, and his former spouse, Donna Relan. Preceded in death by his father, Charles Relan, Jr.; mother, Diane Mason; grandparents, Donis Henderson and Charles and Josie Relan; and  his great grandmother, Elise Scarbrough. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite,  from 10 AM until religious services at 1 PM Saturday, May 26, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Joseph Ricard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit

Judy Newsom Hilbun

March 15, 1954 – May 24, 2018

Judy Newsom Hilbun, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born March 15, 1954 in Magnolia, MS and was 64 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Ray Hilbun, Sr.; son, David Hilbun and wife, Brandi; grandchildren, Kelsey Hilbun, Shelby H. Oliver and husband, Bruce, and Harley Hilbun; and her sister, Dorothy Morris. Preceded in death by her daughter, Tanya Denise Hilbun; parents, Willie Newsom, Jr. and Helen Newsom; and her 2 brothers, Jerry Dalton Newsom, Sr., and Willie Elliot Newsom, Sr.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 10 AM Saturday, May 26, 2018. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit



Leah Roach Wilkinson

February 17, 1964 – May 23, 2018
Leah, age 54, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, May 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in New Orleans to Richard Roach Sr and Patricia Sheehan. She was a lifelong resident of Loranger. Leah married the love of her life, Jimmy Wilkinson, over 37 years ago.
Leah is survived by her husband, James “Jimmy” Wilkinson Sr.; Daughter, Brittany Wilkinson Traylor and husband John; sons, James “Jimmy” Wilkinson Jr. and wife Kacie; Dylan Wilkinson and wife Danielle; mother Patricia S. Lewis and husband Welton Lewis Sr.; and grandchildren, Addison and Madilyn Traylor, Aiden and Eli Wilkinson, and Declan Durbin.
Leah is preceded in death by her father Richard Roach Jr. and grandparents; Lloyd and Rose Sheehan, Richard and Louise Roach
Leah was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the light of her eyes. She made many fond memories on their family camping trips.
Leah founded and worked hard to create a cancer support group to help others with their battle. She was awarded the ‘Top 10 Nurses 2018′ by Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. She was also an active member of the YouNight Sisterhood.
Leah was loving and encouraging to everyone she met and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Ford Cemetery in Independence, LA.
The family has created the Leah Wilkinson Memorial Foundation to continue her work by advocating for and supporting those who she supported. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make donations to this cause.

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Mike Wall

Services will be next Thursday from 4-7 pm at  McKneely’s funeral home in Kentwood with a gathering afterwards at Jesse Wall’s  home.  You are asked to bring a chair to Jesse’s.




Read the Bible

  • I Kings 15-16
  • Psalm 67
  • Romans 5



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Anna Lee