“In everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV~
Many people will be traveling at the end of their Thanksgiving holidays. Pray for safety and happy traveling with lots of new memories. Personally, we have a son and his family driving home to Rome, GA. now and a granddaughter who will fly to Texas in the morning. Everyone can add to this list the names of others who are traveling.
Today, I want to share four deaths with you so you can pray for the families.
Mr. Elwood Courtney (98) of Holden
passed away yesterday morning. His arrangements are for Sunday night and Monday at Brandon Thompson Funeral Home in Hammond. His obituary is not on their website yet. Mr. Elwood was the father of David’s sister-in-law, Janie Alford.
Wendell Travis Vernon
September 12, 1941 – November 22, 2018
Passed in peace Wendell Travis Vernon, age 77, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2018. He was born on September 12, 1941 in Loranger, LA. The son of Albert and Ethel Vernon, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Loranger High School then proudly enlisted in the US Air Force shortly after, where he spent 7 years as an E5 Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Mae Robertson Vernon, on November 9, 1957 until she was called home on April 12, 1993. He was the loving father of their two daughters, his daughter, Wendy Holter, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Vernon; daughter, Cindy Wood and husband, Kimmy; granddaughters, Heather Blackwell-LaBure and April Usie; grandsons, David Holter and Travis Holter; and 5 great grandchildren. Wendell loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and teaching them how to keep a perfectly manicured yard! He is loved and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Graveside Services will be held at Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger, LA at 11:00AM Saturday, November 24, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Freddie Charles Lebo
June 06, 1943 – November 22, 2018
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at home. He was born June 16, 1943 in New Orleans, LA and was 75 years of age. He is survived by 4 children, Charlotte Lee and husband, Tony, Daron Lebo, Charles Lebo, Jr. and wife, Erica, Lacey Joiner and husband, Brandon; grandchildren, Kody Sticker and wife, Rebecca, Jordan Lee, Kristen Lebo, Devin Lebo, Alexi Crosby and husband, Jace, Taylor Troulliet, granddaughters that were special caretakers, Hallie Royals and Jasmine Joiner; great grandchildren, Cayden Dylan Lebo, Dominick Mitchell, Jacie, Kiley and Tobin Crosby, Bentley Humphry, and Charles Alan Provstgaard. Preceded in death by his parents, Fed and Mary McClendon Lebo. The family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, especially Lisa King for her wonderful care. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Hannah S. Schwartz
December 26, 1917 – November 23, 2018
Read the Bible
- Daniel 7-8
- Psalm 134
- Luke 18
Tuesday, the ladies of FBC, Kentwood will have their monthly birthday party at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M. “Young” ladies, you are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you.
- Stamped Christmas cards will be collected the first Sunday of December and delivered that week to prisoners in the Tangipahoa Parish jail.
- Gift cards are being collected for an Louisiana College student who received a partial scholarship from ladies of Two Rivers. We want to send this before Christmas, so get those cards in soon.
- The Lottie Moon Tea will help the first Sunday at 2 P.M. at East Fork Baptist Church. Be sure this is on your calendar.
- The Children in Action will continue to meet on Wednesday nights at 6 P.M. and Youth on Mission on Sundays at 5 P.M. unless there are no church activities that night.
I trust you are still counting your blessings even though Thanksgiving has passed. We always have many reasons to thank God.