Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~




Susie Eads will have surgery on July 28th.  Please begins praying for a successful surgery.




Please continue to pray for the Clemons family and others who are dealing with Covid-19.




Please pray for Georgia Tarver Canale of Amite who had  a heart attack Wednesday.  Georgia is improving.




Mrs. Tay Cotton is now home, but needs to work on strengthening.  Your prayers will be appreciated.




Robin Alford is continuing to improve from ankle surgery, but still has a long ways to go be be back to “normal”.  Please keep praying for her.




Maxine Janet Ricks’ Dees

July 29, 1951 – July 17, 2020

Maxine Janet Ricks’ Dees, Kentwood, LA , was born on July 29, 1951, and went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 68. Her devoted husband of 50 years, Gary Dees, Sr. Was right by her side as she entered into the arms of her Savior, as he had remained steadfast throughout their life together. Janet Dees was a loving mother and grandmother, who loved the Lord, her church, flowers and plants and her family more than anything. She had a huge heart for all- especially children and dogs. Janet never met a dog she didn’t like and went to great lengths to feed a hungry one. She was the only person to go to an orthodonist and come home with a dog! She was known to many as “Mrs. Dees”, and drove bus 9C for 29 years for Tangipahoa Parish School System. She was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and a charter member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended. Even when her body began to fail, her faith in the Lord and Savior never once wavered. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gary Wayne Dees, Sr.; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Gary Dees, Jr. and Sarah Thompson Dees of Roseland, LA, and Jonathan Leo Dees and Amy Stevens Dees of Albany, LA; a daughter, Leslie Jannell Dees and friend Ronald Walker of Wilmer. Her grandchildren include Brentley Dees, Olivia and Trey Dees, Meghan Dees and Shawn and Beth Hilburn Walker and Alex Miller; great-grandchildren, Lexie and Lizzie Walker. Also, she is survived by her twin sister and brother-in-law, Helen Janice Ricks’ Bond and Dale Bond of Franklinton, LA; a sister Billie Jean Ricks’ Smith and Wayne Smith of McComb, MS and a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny Ricks’ and Jean Fairburn Ricks’ of Kentwood, LA. She is also survived by numerous other nieces and amazing friends and family members. Mrs. Dees was preceded in death by her loving parents, Leo and Maxine Ricks’ and a niece, Tammy Jan Ricks. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, and from 8:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Monday, July 20, 2020. Interment Dees Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Bennie Joseph Baham, Sr.

July 29, 1927 – July 14, 2020

Bennie J. Baham, Sr. a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home. He was born July 29, 1927 in Osceola, LA and was 92 years of age. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and riding 4-wheelers with the grandchildren. He was a deacon at Lee Valley Baptist Church for many years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Thelma Louise Baham; daughter, Deborah B. Reid and husband Richard; 3 sons, Bennie Baham, Jr. and wife, Amie, David Keith Baham and Jerry Roger Baham; grandchildren, Lisa Harris, husband Torrey, Joey Reid , wife Jami, Anna Estis, husband, Stacey, Alyssa Duchesne, husband Tyler, Amanda Stutes, husband Devin, Ryan Baham, Lerinda Poulter, husband, Kyle, Christian Sullivan Brandon Baham and Jeremiah Baham; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Hannah, Molly, Sawyer, Harper, Asher, Kenli, Karlee, Kolton, Thella and Taylor; sister, Viola O’Bery. Preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Sophie Baham; son, Dale Wayne Baham; granddaughter, Ashley Grannum; brother, Dennis “Dennie” Baham; 4 sisters, Velma Warren, Earlis Anthony, Veda Brading and Virena Tycer. Visitation at Lee Valley Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Herman Gauthier .Interment Noah Cemetery, Loranger, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Deborah Miller Wilkinson

August 21, 1960 – July 17, 2020

      Deborah “Zsa Zsa” Wilkinson was a strong woman of God who was full of incredible faith and undeniable joy. On July 17, 2020, she passed from this life into the next where she met her savior Jesus face to face. She was at peace in her home surrounded by her loved ones.
       Deborah Miller Wilkinson was born August 21, 1960 in Independence, LA and was 59 years of age. Zsa Zsa touched every life she encountered and left a mark on every heart. To know her was to love her. Her zest for life was contagious and her courage was unsurpassed. She was a true worshiper at heart and loved Jesus with everything she had. She adored her three sons and her daughter-in-laws. She loved being “Zsa Zsa” to her grandbabies— They were one of her greatest sources of joy in this life. We look forward to the day where we are united together again in Heaven.
       She is survived by husband of 40 years, Leroy Wilkinson of Amite; 3 sons, Dustin Wilkinson and wife, Madelyn Wilkinson of Amite, Jacob Wilkinson and wife, Hannah Wilkinson of Amite and Jordan Wilkinson and wife, Whitney Wilkinson of Montpelier; parents, Lloyd Miller and Elizabeth Conerly of Amite; sister, Brandi Faunce and husband, Curtis Faunce of Loranger; brother, Kenny Miller and wife, Samantha Miller of Amite; 6 grandchildren, Kenlea Wilkinson, Brooks Wilkinson, Rivers Wilkinson, Harper Wilkinson, Bradlee Wilkinson and Collins Wilkinson and numerous friends and family. Preceded in death by grandparents, Floyd and Kathryn Miller, Richard Ozemae Ridgedell and Helen Ridgedell; sister, Linda Kaye Misita; brother, Ricky Miller. Visitation at Cornerstone Church of Amite from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, and from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Monday, July 20, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mervin Strother. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 18

  • 1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34
  • Romans 4:13-5:5
  • Psalm 14:1-7
  • Proverbs 19:17



Make prayer part of this day!

Anna Lee