“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

~Matthew 11:28-29 NIV~




Kathy Jo Thompson‘s brain surgery went well.  Most of the tumor was removed.  Pray for Kathy Jo as she continues to recover and improve.




Jennie Rick Rogers

April 09, 1932 – June 26, 2019

Jennie Rick Rogers, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home in Amite. She was born April 9, 1932 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by children, Dewey Hayden and wife, Rose Ann, Amite, Glenda Cannatella and husband, John, Metairie, Juanita Scroggin and husband, Bruce, Amite, Marvin Hayden and wife, Brenda, Amite, Jerome Rogers and wife, Freida, Tennessee, Charles F. Rogers, Jr. and wife, Debbie, Amite, Cheryl Capdeboscq, Amite, Jeanie Stewart and husband, Melvin, Amite, Jason Rogers, Amite; special great-granddaughter that she raised as her own, Mallory Rogers; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sister, Leona R. Spackey. Preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Rogers, Sr.; parents, Frank and Martha Rick; son, Kenneth Rogers; grandsons, Jeremy Rogers and Reuben Rogers; great- grandsons, Caleb and Chase Bankston; siblings, Frank Rick, Jr., Monroe Rick , Sr., Charlie Rick, Sr., Freddie Rick, Sr., Jessie Rick, Jimmie Rick, Joseph Rick, Sr. and Winnie Rick. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Steven Keyes. Interment Lowery Cemetery, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit




Margie “Maw” Phillips

November 29, 1945 – June 27, 2019

A resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her home. She was born November 29, 1945 and was 73 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Phillips; 2 daughters, Lisa Williams and Jill Broussard; 1 son, John Jones and wife, Cheryl; mother, Anna Belle Hayman; 2 sisters, Winnie H. Killebrew and husband, Charles, and Becki Hayman and Paul Teston; 2 brothers, Thomas W. Hayman and Edward W. Hayman and wife, Connie; 14 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Thomas E. Hayman. Visitation at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pine Grove, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Laverne King. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine Grove. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Timmy Dale Stewart, Sr.

September 10, 1961 – July 03, 2019

Timmy Dale Stewart, Sr., a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home in Amite, LA. He was born September 10, 1961 in Hammond, LA and was 57 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Arcola. He is survived by his mother, Merylin Ragan Robeau; 1 son, T.J. Stewart, Jr. and Selena, Amite; 4 grandchildren, Jayda Marie Stewart, Gage Allen Stewart, Mya Leigh Stewart and Cayden Allen Stewart; 2 sisters, Patricia Abadie and Penny Smith; 1 brother, Rocky Stewart. Preceded in death by his wife, Susan Denise Stewart; father, Wallace Stewart; brother, Ricky Stewart. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Monday, July 8, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Simpson. Interment Natalbany Cemetery, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Thank-you to all who attended “David’s Party” yesterday.  He was honored and blessed by your attendance, love, and encouragement.  Our family thanks you too.

Thanks to our children and their spouses as well as the grandchildren who planned, worked, and worked some more to honor “Granddaddy”.    Granddaddy continues to fight his health battles and will win the final victory!

Speaking of family.  We were also blessed at home to have everyone here for about 20 hours.  Two left last night.  Three left early this morning.  Four will leave later this morning.  Jennie will stay here a couple more days and will go with us to see doctors Monday and Tuesday.  We are blessed with a great family.  Members of our extended family also helped with the party.  Some church family helped by providing desserts and helping to make sandwiches.  We appreciate all of you!

May God bless you for showing David and our family such sweet love!




Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – Psalm 130: 5-6




Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!  Honor and serve Him today!

Anna Lee