“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another helper who will be with you forever.

That helper is the Spirit of Truth.

The world cannot accept him, because it doesn’t see or know him.

You know him, because he lives with you and will be in you.”

~John 14:16-17 (GW)~

(These are some of the Bible verses I read yesterday.)




Fay Chadwick Todd did well with knee surgery yesterday and is scheduled to go home today.  She’ll need more prayers when she gets home.




Ricky Russell also did well with surgery yesterday.  His was for his heart.  Ricky will also be released today is he has a good night.  Please continue to pray for him.  I omitted his sister, Susan, in my prayer request list yesterday.




Mrs. Mickey Cade fell Sunday night and broke her ankle.  She is scheduled for surgery today.  Please pray for a successful surgery and a good recovery.




Ethel Chenoweth Reynolds

May 12, 1927 – May 09, 2020

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Folsom, LA. She was born May 12, 1927 in Harveyville, Kansas and was 92 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greensburg. She is survived by her son, Richard Reynolds and wife JoAnn; grandchildren, Scott Reynolds, Sean Reynolds, Kyle Reynolds and wife Jen, Wade Reynolds and wife Leanna, Jesse Reynolds, Evan Reynolds Mersch and husband David, Jill Boone and husband, Larry; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mary Burks; 2brothers, Donald Carter and wife Gwen and Henry Chenoweth and wife Darleen. Preceded in death parents, Charles and Ruby Chenoweth; husband, Raymond F. Reynolds; son, Robert J. Reynolds; daughter, Rita Simpson; granddaughter, Cynthia Hickey. Graveside Services will be private. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

“Miss” Ethel was a faithful WMU lady who loved to attend the associational meetings as well as events at the church.  She will be missed.




Betty Loving Braden

August 29, 1939 – May 09, 2020

Betty Loving Braden died peacefully on May 9, 2020 with her husband Jim by her side.  Betty was born on August 29, 1939 and was a native and resident of Kentwood, Louisiana.  She graduated from Vine Grove Consolidated High School in Vine Grove, Kentucky and then proudly from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing located in New Orleans.  Betty loved being a nurse and she worked in several hospitals including Greensburg and Lallie Kemp Hospital.  She also taught many nursing students at the St. Helena College and Career Academy.  Betty is preceded in death by her beloved parents George and Louella Loving and her younger sister Carol Loving McNabb.   She is survived by her husband James “Jim” Braden, her children James Braden and his wife Joey, Kelly Thorgeson and her husband Rudy, and Joseph “Beau” Braden.  Betty was also survived by her four grandchildren Jacob, Johanna, and Jonah Braden and Alayna Braden all of whom she loved, doted on, and was so very proud of.  They thought she was the best Maw Maw any grandchild could ask for.  The family wishes to thank all of her caregivers and the North Oaks Hospital staff who allowed family visitation during this difficult time.  Because of the current conditions, there will be a private visitation at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana followed by a graveside service at New Zion Community Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in the name of Betty Loving Braden to the Charity Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, 450 S. Claiborne Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Charlsee’ Amanda Hawkins

January 20, 1948 – May 11, 2020

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at her home. She was born January 20,1948 in Jennings, LA and was 72 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Amanda C. Dorsa and husband, Matthew, Roseland; 3 sons, Houston M. Alford and wife, Katie, Amite, Timothy A. Alford, Roseland, and Charles A. Alford and wife, Pamela, Hartsville, SC; sister, Regina K. Tharp, Bismark, ND; 11 grandchildren, Casey Alford-Weaver, Carson Weaver, Camryn Dorsa, Cayli Dorsa, Sarah Alford, Ryan Alford, Lauren Alford, Madalynne Hughes, Dustin Alford, Heather Alford, and Hunter Meldahl. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Sybrina Seymour; mother, Lydia M. Hawkins; father, Charley James Hawkins; brother, Robert W. Hawkins. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Elizabeth Ann Waldrop-Ducote

November 04, 1945 – May 10, 2020

On Sunday, May 10, 2020 the heavens opened wide and gained another angel, Elizabeth Ann Waldrop-Ducote. She passed away peacefully at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA after a brief bout of pneumonia as a result of COVID-19. Miss Waldrop-Ducote was a resident of Amite, LA for the past 3 years having spent the last 30 years in Ponchatoula, LA. Miss Waldrop-Ducote grew up in the Irish Channel and lived all over New Orleans, LA before returning to the country in the late 80’s. She lived a full life, enjoying everything it had to offer. She lived life her way and raised her children as any single mom would, with lots of love. She is survived by 6 children, Rebecca A. McAlister, Eunice Kay Falgout (Greg), David Lee Ducote (Josephine), Bryan A. Waldrop (Anna), Jennie Mary Waldrop, Tracy Lynn Laurent (Dana); sister-in-law, Dianne Crawford Waldrop; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren that Nanny loved. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Cristo and Eunice Bridges Waldrop; brothers and sisters, Mary Maxine Travis Martin (O.G.), Shirley Travis Day (Edgar), and Harry Lamonte Waldrop; grandparents, James Curtis Bridges and Mary Josephine “Fennie” Phillips Bridges. Graveside Services will be held at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 10:00AM on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible in 2020 – May 12

  • 1 Samuel 12:1-13:23
  • John 7:1-30
  • Psalm 108:1-13
  • Proverbs 15:4



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Bro. Darryl Miller called and told David that FBC, Kentwood will resume having the congregation at the worship services Sunday morning.  Live-streaming of services will continue.  The church will follow the state guidelines set up for all churches as they return to the church building for services.  David and I will be watching from home.  It will be so wonderful to not see empty pews at church.  This has been a unique time in history of our churches.  I hope it never happens again.  I must brag on all the churches for finding ways to broadcast services that fit their congregations.  To God be the glory!

Anna Lee