Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;

he will never let the righteous be shaken.

~Psalm 55:22~





Dee Dee Stokes Gill of Amite had a stroke Christmas Day.  She’s having more tests and hopefully going home today.  Let’s pray she fully recovers from the paralysis.




Buddy Morris seems to be doing well while on a break from treatment.  He goes to Ochsner in New Orleans for a scan on January 2nd.  Pray for the family as they anxiously await that day.



Read the Bible

  • Zach. 11-12
  • Prov. 31: 1-9
  • Matt. 24-25



Calvin Leslie McNabb
January 23, 1961 – December 26, 2018

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give your rest. Matthew 11:28

Calvin Leslie McNabb passed away on December 26, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, surrounded by his family. Calvin was born January 23, 1961 in Brandon, Mississippi to Gene and Sara McNabb. He was a pipeliner by trade. His true love was nature. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but also enjoyed watching animals as his health no longer allowed him to hunt and fish. Calvin is survived by three sons, Eric Ballard, Colby McNabb and wife, Stormie, and Tyler McNabb; a grandson, Xavier Ballard; parents, Gene and Sara McNabb; three brothers, Bryan McNabb and wife Beverly, Waylon McNabb and John McNabb; sister, Gail Domingue and husband, Ed, and numerous extended family. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Alton “Bud” McNabb and Gary McNabb; paternal grandparents, Alton and Della McNabb; and maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Nanny Whittington. Visitation at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pine Grove, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Laverne King. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Pine Grove. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Wayne Langley of Amite passed away.  Please pray for the family.



Lida Marie Lindsey Coates
August 28, 1951 – December 26, 2018

Lida went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the young age of 67. She was a dedicated member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Lida was very passionate about her career at the Post Office and loved every minute of work. She cherished the time she had caring for her family and adored being a caregiver for them. Lida was a very loving wife, mother, and sister who is already deeply missed by all who loved her.
Lida leaves behind her adoring husband of 35 years, Warren L. Coates; stepson, Chad Coates and wife Gayla Coates; sisters, Mary Lindsey Strickland, and Margie Lindsey Lascaro and husband Anthony; sister-in-law, Barbara Arbie Lindsey; brothers-in-law, Lolan Coates and wife Caroline, and Herman Coates; brothers, John Lindsey, and Tommy Lindsey and wife Becky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elaine and John Lindsey; brother, Fred Lee Lindsey; sisters, Vera Nell Matherne and husband Leroy, Essie Pearline Williams and husband Robert; sister-in-law, Barbara Lindsey; brother-in-law, Harold Stickland; stepson, Marty Coates; and her mother and father-in-law, Albert W. Coates and Zemmer Coates.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson, Ponchatoula, Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Bro. David Collins, Bro. David Cutrer, and Dr. Phil Weaver will officiate the service with Interment to follow at New Zion Cemetery in Kentwood.



David Leo Miller
May 31, 1950 – December 26, 2018


and a resident of Mount Hermon died Wednesday evening December 26, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a 1968 graduate of Mt. Hermon High School where he played baseball and basketball for the Yellow Jackets. David was awarded Mister M.H. S. and also voted Most Courteous by his classmates. He later attended Sullivan Vocational School and worked for many years at Magee Feed, Inc. in Franklinton. He was a former member of the Louisiana Army National Guard. David was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he often sang music specials during services. He always loved music as well as hunting and the outdoors. David often grew tomatoes and planted a small garden in earlier years. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather that devoted much of his time to care for his beloved family.

Survived by:

2 Daughters and a Son in law: Cindy and Donald Wills,
Crystal Miller all of Franklinton

Son: Christopher Miller and Stephanie Stogner of Franklinton

Grandchildren: Alyssa Simmons and husband Brandon Simmons,
Scott Wills,
Sydney Wills,
Daniel Miller,
Gabby Miller,
Immanuel Miller,
Zoie Miller,
Isabella Miller

Brother and Sister in law: Rev. Joey and Karen Miller of Franklinton

Sister and Brother in law: Brenda and Michael Miller of Mt. Hermon

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa Miller, infant son Andrew Miller, daughters Sarah Sims, Alison Miller, grandson Nekoda Rogers, parents Leo Miller and Eula McKenzie Miller.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 30th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Sunday with Rev. Scott Spinks and Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Christopher Miller, Scott Wills, Brandon Simmons, Scott Miller, Richard Miller, Shane Miller

Honorary Pallbearers are Immanuel Miller and Odell McKenzie

Obituaries can be viewed online at

Be safe is all the rain.  If possible, stay at home.

Anna Lee