He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak

~Isaiah 40:29~



David’s brother, Donald,  and his family need additional prayers.  They will be greatly appreciated.




Leon Marcus

October 23, 1950 – January 22, 2020

Leon Marcus, Jr., 69, of Independence, LA, passed from this life on January 22, 2020.  He was born on October 23, 1950, in Independence, LA, to Leon and Dorothy Marcus. He was a member of Arcola First Baptist Church; served his country in the US Air Force; enjoyed spreading God’s love, and was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather.

Proceeding him in death was his father, sister, and Grandbaby Bigner.

Survivors are his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Jo Marcus; his mother, Dorothy Marcus; his son, Chris (Janel); daughters, Sandra (Gary Bigner), Amanda (Andy); brother, David Marcus (Faye); sisters, Ida (Abe Kyzar), Patricia (Richard Dickerson); grandchildren Makenna, Taylor, Gary, Jamie, Brayden; great granddaughter, Jaedyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Arcola First Baptist Church in Arcola, LA, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The funeral service will follow at 11 AM with burial following in the Arcola First Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leon Marcus’ name may be made to: Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, LA.



Read the Bible in 2020 – January 24

  • Genesis 48:1-49:33
  • Matthew 15:29-16:12
  • Psalm 20:1-9
  • Proverbs 4:20-27



What this day has in store for us today, we do not know.  A more important question is “What do we have planned for this day?”  Let’s make this day count!

Anna Lee