Your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need [food and clothes], and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.” 

~Matthew 6:32-33 TLB~




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 2

  • Exodus 15:19-17:7
  • Matthew 22:1-33
  • Psalm 27:1-6
  • Proverbs 6:20-26



Rev. James R. Phillips

March 12, 1948 – January 31, 2020

A resident of Roseland, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 12, 1948 in New Orleans, LA and was 71 years of age. He was the Pastor of Calvary Pentecostal Church in Roseland. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Brenda Hughes Phillips; daughter, Annette M. Phillips; son, James Brandon Phillips and wife, Tonya; 4 grandchildren, Dakota and Joshua Distefano and Hannah and Brantley Phillips; 2 sisters, Louise Causey and husband, Jimmy, and Elizabeth Phillips. Preceded in death by father, Joseph L. Phillips; mother, Bertha L. Westmoreland Phillips; father-in-law, Oscar Hughes; mother-in-law, Nina Hughes; 2 brothers, Joseph W. Phillips and Glenn R. Phillips; and a sister, Irma L. Bennett. Special thanks to Craig Jones and Kathy Hubbard with AmeraCare Home Health and Hospice. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Monday and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Brandon Phillips. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit




Harry Glen Sterling

May 11, 1947 – January 31, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. He was born May 11, 1947 in Gloster, MS and was 72 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Spears Sterling; daughter, Wendy Sterling Aaron; son, Lewell Glen Sterling; son, Kendall Ott and wife, Deborah; daughter, Delilah Givens and husband, Jody; daughter, Anital Waller and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Kaeleigh, Kelsey, and Whitley Sterling, Sterling Aaron, Jonathan, Kelsey, Kendall, Jr. and Brandon Ott, Amber, Michael, and David Dugar, Cody Kyle and Lauren Waller; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Eva Panzera and husband, Joe, Diane Jenkins, and Mary Ventress and husband, John; 2 brothers, Darryl Echols and wife, Maria, and Mike Echols. Preceded in death by father, Harry Sterling; mother, Vivian Echols; sister, Mary Elizabeth Banta; nephew, Joey Panzera; niece, Nicole Varnado Gillian; great-grandson, Dane Scott Dugar. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, February 3, 2020. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Please continue to pray for Smiley Conerly who is hospitalized in Hattisburg and Donald “Red” Alford who is hospitalized in Covington.  Also, please continue to pray for the family of Harold Newman and others who has lost loved ones lately.  Thank God for the lives they lived and lives they touched.




I’m sorry to still be writing, but I keep getting side-tracked this morning.  I suppose that happens to some of you too.  Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee