“‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but not everything is constructive.”

~1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV)~





Austin and Brittany McDaniel got to take their son, Jameson, home for the first time yesterday.  Please continue to pray for this little family.




Leonard “Tank” Genco, Jr. – I taught with Coach Genco at IHS.  
  • August 2, 1940 – April 28, 2020
  • Hammond, Louisiana
  • Leonard “Tank” Genco Jr., of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the age of 79. He was born on August 2, 1940, in Amite, Louisiana, the son of the late Leonard Genco Sr. and Rose Balisteri Genco. Tank was a lifelong educator in Tangipahoa Parish. He touched many lives through football, teaching, and as a member of the school board. Tank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and he will be greatly missed.

    Tank is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nedra Martello Genco; children, Ronald Genco and wife Lisa, and Mary Genco Parker and husband Chuck; step-children, Brigitte Martello and Bradley Fettes; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Catherine Gioia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, Tank was preceded in death by his brother, Sammy Genco, and granddaughter, Jaidyn Coslan.

    Services will be held privately. Family and friends are encouraged to send condolences and share memories online.

    Tank will be laid to rest at Pompeii Cemetery in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

    An on-line guest book is available at





Thomas Charles Morgan

I taught  Tom Charles.

December 7, 1962 ~ April 21, 2020

Thomas Charles Morgan, age 57 passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020 at Elizabeth House Hospice in Flatrock, North Carolina after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Tom had recently made Brevard, North Carolina his home. Tom was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 7, 1962, and spent most of his life in South Louisiana. He graduated from Oak Forest Academy in Amite, Louisiana and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond where he served two terms as student body president. He later earned his juris doctorate from Louisiana State University Law School and became a certified public accountant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Some of Tom’s proudest work was with Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity in which he served as 37th national president in addition to multiple local and regional offices. He championed the effort to expand Sig Tau chapters and made scores of friends through his connections with the fraternity nationally. Tom was an avid history lover who loved to debate historical topics, he was a dedicated gardener, loved reading, and had recently begun writing science fiction novels. Some of Tom’s greatest joys were caring for their cats and dog Gracie.

Preceded in death by his father Edgar Lea Morgan and his mother Irma Hyde Morgan, Tom had recently relocated to North Carolina with his husband and partner of 23 years David Wright. Tom and David were fiercely devoted to one another and it is comforting to know that David remained steadfastly by his side throughout his final hours on this earth. Tom will be sorely missed by his family, fraternity brothers, and his many friends in southeast Louisiana and nationwide.

Tom will be laid to rest at the Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River, North Carolina in a private graveside service. Due to current travel and gathering restrictions, a celebration of Tom’s life is being planned for later in the summer to offer family and friends an opportunity to share in the blessing of having known Tom.

The family has asked that all gifts be made in Tom’s honor to the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation or to the athletes of Special Olympics. Gifts can be made online at by completing the tribute information near the bottom of the donation form.




“The Greatest Journey” – A Bible Game for Kids

If you have not already downloaded this for your children or grandchildren, you may want to do so.




Read the Bible in 2020 –  April 30

  • Judges 11:1-12:15
  • John 1:1-28 P
  • salm 101:1-8
  • Proverbs 14:13-14



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Have a great day.  Stay healthy.

Anna Lee