Wednesday Obituaries

Norrine Morgan Bond
June 19, 1919 – September 09, 2020

A resident of Metairie, LA, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at The Atrium Assisted Living in Metairie, LA. She was born June 19,1919 in Montpelier, LA and was 101 years of age. She worked as an administrative assistant for Chief William McCrossen with the New Orleans Fire Department and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in New Orleans. She is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Juneau; grandson, Donald P. Juneau and wife, Theresa; great-granddaughters, Kelly L. Juneau, Grace Rawls, and Amber McCommons; sister-in-law, Katie N. Morgan; and nephew, Chuck Morgan and wife, Pam. Preceded in death by husband, Hayden Goines Bond; parents, Jack H. Morgan and Nannie Ealsey Bond; 2 brothers, Mike and Houston Morgan. Graveside Services will be held at Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, LA at 10:00AM Friday, September 18, 2020 conducted by Bro. Gary Collins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fallen Firefighters Association, P. O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Homer Rodric “Rod” Lea
June 25, 1955 – September 15, 2020

Homer Rodric “Rod” Lea, a life-long resident of Kentwood, Louisiana, departed for his heavenly home on September 15, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana. Born in McComb, Mississippi on June 25, 1955, he thoroughly enjoyed his earthly life of 65 years. He retired from Tangipahoa Parish School System as a proud principal of Spring Creek Elementary School. He was a Sunday school teacher and member of East Fork Baptist Church. Being Paw Paw and spoiling his grandchildren was his favorite adventure in life. Visiting all around the community and town, telling stories, and giving nicknames were his favorite pastimes. His life will be celebrated and forever remembered by his wife, Debbie; children, Roslyn Varnado (Josh), Alaina Pecoraro (Jonathan), Lori Priest (Slade); sister, Sheila Esch (Carroll); brother-in-law, David Hendrickson, sister-in-law, Patsy Lea; grandchildren, Leah Varnado, Audrey Varnado, Blythe Pecoraro, Rhett Pecoraro, Bentley Priest, Asa Claire Priest; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and his entire community. Rod was greeted in heaven by his parents, Robert Nick Lea, Sr. and Blanche Dykes Lea; sister, Argrea “Sue” Hendrickson; and brother, Robert Nick Lea, Jr. The family would like to thank North Oaks Medical Center for their care and compassion. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Bro. Tom Descant. Interment will be at East Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Kentwood, Louisiana. For an online guestbook, visit