Taste and see that the LORD is good;

blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

~Psalm 34:8~



BIble Reading Plan

  • Psalm 118: 17 & 19
  • Psalm 118: 21 & 28



I’ve noticed there are usually a number of deaths in January.  This year is no exception.

Joshua ” Fat Cat” H. Pierre

November 03, 1976 – January 24, 2019

Joshua “Fat Cat” Harrison Pierre, a resident of Loranger, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his home. He was born November 3, 1976 in Independence and was 42 years of age. He was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church and had passion for 18 wheelers and trucking. He is survived by his wife, Mandy Miller Pierre; 2 sons, Steven and Caleb; parents, William and Gloria Pierre; and a sister, Rebecca Pierre. Preceded in death by grandparents, Nace Harrison Pierre, Gertrude Ard Pierre, Howard Spears, and Berta Moore Spears. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. Interment New Hope Pentecostal Cemetery, Uneedus, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Floyd Joseph Ardillo, Jr.

February 4, 1973 – January 23, 2019

And a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning January 23, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former resident of Amite during his younger years and attended Amite High School. Joe worked in the retail grocery business for many years. He formerly lived in Texas and later lived in Kentucky, where he worked at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant, before moving back to Louisiana and settling in Lake Charles for several years. Joe had recently moved to Franklinton to be nearer to his family. He loved fishing and always enjoyed hanging out with his friends while camping on a river bank or just spending all day at any good fishing hole.

Survived by:

Children: Cassidy Ardillo, Seth Ardillo and their mother Erin Collins of Port Neches, TX,
Samantha Ardillo, Isabella Ardillo and their mother Laci Ewing of Lake Charles,
Gage Ardillo and his mother Katherine Walker of Spurger, TX

Companion and Friend: Theresa Ardillo of Poplarville, MS

Mother and Step-father: Margaret Bailey King and Mike King of Franklinton

Sisters: Victoria A. Varnado,
Beth Ann King both of Franklinton,
Lisa and Chris Fussell of Kentwood

Brothers: Corey Joseph Easley of Baton Rouge,
Chad Easley of Springfield

Aunts and an Uncle: Carole Armstrong of Pine Grove,
Steve Bailey,
Judy Lambert both of Zachary

Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Alice Danielle Ardillo, father Floyd J. Ardillo, Sr., step-mother Judy A. Holden, grandparents Bill and Rena Lambert, Floyd and Pearl Ardillo, uncle Randy Bailey, aunt Lois Bailey.

A memorial service for family and friends will be planned at a later date.

Obituaries can be viewed online at







FBC, Kentwood – Don’t forget you cans of soup today!  Let’s make “Soup”er Bowl Sunday count for the Hope Center.



The Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit tomorrow morning at 8 A.M.   David and I are honored to know they will be doing this in his honor this time.  Thank-you to our Methodist friends.

Anna Lee