Day 2, Saturday

“For God so loved the world,

that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,

but have everlasting life.” 

~John 3:16~




Joe Canale is improving!  Thank God for his improvement.  Pray the he, and many others, will soon be testing negative.




Freida Jones has been very sick for a while. She has had a number of doctors, but none of them have the correct diagnosis yet.  Pray for answers so proper treatment can begin.  You may remember her from FBC, K or Spring Creek Elem.




I heard Matt Travis passed away.  I’ll post the obituary when it is available.




Michael “Mike” Miller

February 15, 1946 – April 7, 2020

Was born on February 15, 1946 and went to his Heavenly home on April 7, 2020. As always, his devoted wife of 55 years, Brenda Miller was right beside him as he entered the arms of his Savior. Mike Miller was a larger-than-life man with a big personality and an even bigger heart. He loved his God, his country, his community and his family with a devotion that was unrivaled. He served his God at Hillcrest Baptist Church, of which he and Brenda are charter members. He served his country by devoting his life to the service of others. Mike was a member of the United States Army Reserve, and served his community as a Franklinton Policeman, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy and an investigator for the District Attorney’s office. During the latter part of his 30 years of community service, Mike and “Miss” Brenda opened Mike’s Restaurant, where nothing made him happier than seeing friends and family make memories and share good times while enjoying his cooking, for the last 29 years.

More than once, Mike could be heard saying “Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.”
Mike Miller did something.

He is survived by:

Wife of 55 years: Brenda Faye Miller Miller

Son: Shane Miller

Daughter: Elise Miller Knight

3 Grandchildren: Austin Jeffery Knight and Meagan Domangue Knight,
Preston Michael Knight,
Ansley Brooke Knight

Former Son in law: Jeff Knight

Also numerous other family members and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Onzie Miller and Z.L. Jenkins Miller and a brother Clyde Dorman Miller.

A graveside funeral service will be held in Mt. Hermon Cemetery at 2:00 Friday April 10th with Rev. Tommy Smith and Dr. Gene Richards officiating.

Due to the circumstances impacting our community, a memorial service for all of Mike’s friends and family will take place at his church at a more appropriate time in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Hillcrest Baptist Church (2201 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA 70438)

Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Tate, William Stogner, Randall Penton, Rusty Knight, Richard Newman, Bo Money, Scott Miller, Eric Pierce, James Magruder, Wayne Patterson, Denny Denman, Tommy Warren Quin, David Brooks and The Coffee Crew at Brooks Café.

Obituaries can be viewed online at




There will be a number of unique church services available to you this year.  FOX news is even posting one led by Rev. Franklin from City Park in New York at 10:00 in the morning.  With all the technology available to us now, you and I have the ability to worship over and over in different services this year.  Some will be inside, some outside.  Some at different times, some early.  Some from your car, but others only available in your home.  Some of you have been like me and enjoying numerous services each week.  This will still be Easter and may be the most unique and special one ever.




Read the Bible in 2020 – April 11

  • Joshua 3:1-4:24
  • Luke 14:7-35
  • Psalm 80:1-19
  • Proverbs 12:27-28




Reach out to others who may be housebound alone or with special needs.  You may need to be their “family” and pick up groceries, cut the grass, pick up medicine, etc.

Anna Lee