“THE LORD IS THE ONE WHO WILL GO BEFORE YOU.
HE WILL BE WITH YOU; HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR ABANDON YOU.
DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED.”
Three deaths to pray for family members:
Gwen – Taught with her and knew her family from Roseland
Judy – grew up in Roseland and were in school at same time
James – Bethel Baptist Church and several Morgan friends and former students
Obituary for Dr. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Hastings Autin
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Johnny Lee Autin; daughter, Angelina Autin Kelly (Scott); sons, Jaimie Lee Autin (Chrissie), Ryan Matthew Autin (Kayla Unbehagen); mother, Sylvia Miller Hastings; sister, Brynn Campo (Sam); brothers, Malcolm “Bo” Hastings (Glenda), Kenneth Hastings (Mary), Benjamin Darrel Hastings (Brittany); grandchildren, Carter Marshall Autin, Jackson Ramsey Autin, Hunter Sidell Kelly, Wyatt Tobice Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Gwyn Hastings.
Service information is still being developed by the family and will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Please check back.
JUDITH STRODE CHADWICK
Judith is survived by her husband, James Chadwick; sons, Kevin Chadwick and Brian Chadwick and daughter-in-law, Jill; grandchildren, Cameron and Myles Chadwick; sisters, Gloria Jones, Marie Russell, Patti Raborn (James), Brenda Tucker (Johnny), and Kathy Lawrence (Dean); and many loved nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to her parents, Judith was also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Gordon Jones and Don Russell; father- and mother-in-law, Arvil and Josie Chadwick.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am.
A special heartfelt thanks to all of our friends and family who have called, sent messages, and offered their help, love and prayers during this journey as God called her home. We would also like to thank the Hospice of Baton Rouge nurses and team for her care.
Interment will follow in Joiner Cemetery, Loranger, Louisiana.
McKneely Funeral Home, HAMMOND
David and I watched two church services yesterday, FBC, Kentwood and West Rome Baptist Church in Georgia. The message I got from both of them was to have faith, not fear. I talked with my sister, Julie. She said that was the message she received from the service in Hammond she watched. Let’s practice FAITH!
I read the new guidelines saying there will be for no crowds greater than fifty people. We will see how creative people are to manage gatherings and still manage to gather. I know it can be done.
Mrs. Ann Chapman sent this update.
Karen Seymour, a former student, is one of many people we know who has health issues that make it dangerous for her to be sick. Let’s pray for her and many others who already have heath issues and now deal with this virus all around. Pray to God for guidance in staying healthy and in helping others stay healthy too.
Pray for the health care workers and others who are on the front lines of fighting this medical battle. Maybe, you can find a way to help one or more of them this week.
Read the Bible in 2020 – March 15
- Numbers 22:21-23:30
- Luke 1:57-80
- Psalm 58:1-11
- Proverbs 11:12-13
Today, take a break from watching the news and count your blessings. I’m sure you will be able to list many. Mine include:
- Having God’s peace about everything
- My Bible to read for comfort
- Having David by my side as we go through this
- Having my computer and television to watch services and medical updates
- Telephones to stay connected to family and friends
- Ochsner hospital will screen those who enter, but still will be available to give treatment
- Family and friends who are only a phone call away
- Food in the pantry and freezers
- Walmart grocery pick-up
- Many things I love to do at home
- Ability and materials to craft for Operation Christmas Child even when we cannot go shopping for shoebox items
Now, make your own list. It will make you feel better.