But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  ~Acts 1:8~




Pray for Jeana Russell Lee-Newton.  She continues to need surgeries to eliminate infection in her body.  She has certainly had more than her share already.



Bryan Tate will be in Houston for a few weeks while he receiving treatment at M.D. Anderson.


Francis Salvador “Pupa” Currier

June 27, 1951 – August 28, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2018 in Amite. He was born June 27, 1951 in Independence and was 67 years of age. He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church and retired from the Town of Amite City. He is survived by his mother, Frances Currier; 2 brothers, Mike Currier and wife, Rowanna, and Dennis Currier. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph M. Currier; and a brother, Gerald Currier. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9:00AM until 11:30AM. Memorial Services will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Services conducted by Fr. Howard Adkins. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Bonnie Jean Shirley

January 25, 1937 – August 28, 2018

Bonnie Jean Shirley was a native of Kentwood and resident of Denham Springs. She died at 6:48 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Golden Age Nursing Home, at the age of 81. Bonnie was a graduate of the Gilfoy School of Nursing, affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Jackson, Ms., in 1959. She retired from Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tx., where she worked with Drs. Michael Debakey, George Noon and Manus O’Donnell in the Cardiac Cath Lab and PACU during the decades when revolutionary scientific advances were being pioneered in cardiovascular surgery which became standard practice worldwide. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, La., Sat., Sept. 1, from 9:00 a.m. until the religious service at 11:00 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Don Turner, First Baptist Church of Kentwood, interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. She is survived by her sisters, Vernice Cook of Brookhaven, Ms., Delores Shirley of Denham Springs, La., and Catherine Middleton of Terry, Ms., and brothers, James Shirley of Baton Rouge, La. and Harmon Shirley of Brookhaven, Ms., as well as many nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents J. H. and Nora Dunnam Shirley, sisters Elsie Vest and Inez Stephens, and brother Vernon Shirley. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Golden Age Nursing Home for the wonderful care extended to Bonnie. For an online guestbook, visit



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  • Isaiah 36
  • Psalm 105
  • Philemon



Let’s apply Acts 1:8 to our daily lives and be His witnesses.

Anna Lee