“Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.”

~1 Peter 3:8 (NLT)~

Every day, I hear about school mates, teacher friends, etc., who have Covid-19. Today, it’s the president and first lady. If you have not already added them to your prayer list, please do so now.

William Earl Leonard

September 22, 1961 – September 23, 2020Share this obituary

William Earl Leonard

William Earl Leonard, a resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his home. He was born September 22, 1961 in Clinton, LA and was 59 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; 4 daughters, Brittany Smith, Stephanie Floyd, Angela Simmons, and Elizabeth Simmons; 1 son, William Blake Leonard; 7 grandchildren, Olivia and Abigail Smith, Alayna and Caleb Worley, Jana Floyd, Isabella Simmons and Eric Simpson. Preceded in death by his parents, F.L. and Thelma Murial Leonard; maternal grandparents, Neet “Son” Lee and Minnie Lee; paternal grandparents, Fred and Minnie Leonard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Joe Day. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Woodrow Henry Ford, Sr.

July 29, 1923 – October 02, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA and formerly of Roseland, LA, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at his home. He was born July 29, 1923 in Roseland, LA and was 97 years of age. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy and a Veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict. He also retired from Tangipahoa Parish School System where he served as a teacher and assistant principal. He is survived by 3 children, Shirley Sullivan (Mike), Bill Ford (Ann) and Carolyn Carona (Jack); grandchildren, Bridget Muse (Marshall Bailey), Brandi Taylor (Chris), Blair Catalanotto (Dyron Cerigny), Candice Sledge (Brady), Jack Brian Carona (Adrienne), Carrie Hamiter, Sean Ford (Elana), Dewayne Sullivan (Charlie) and Samantha Carey (Tyler); great-grandchildren, Blythe Muse, Caleb Muse, Caitlyn Muse, Blase Taylor, Bella Taylor, Blane Lee, Eli Perez, Ashtyn Sledge, Clay Sledge, Cian Hamiter, Marie Adele Carona, Jeanne Louise Carona, and Maddie Sullivan. Preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene Yepiz Ford; parents, William and Bessie Ford; son, Woodrow Henry Ford, Jr.; brother, William “Willie” Harrell; sister, Edna Ford Pitts; grandsons-in-law, Robert Muse and Brantley Taylor. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Religious Services to follow at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday. Services conducted by Father Mark Beard. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Helena Catholic Church. For an online guestbook, visit

(Mr. Woodrow and Daddy grew up as neighbors and were the same age. I have a long memory of Mr. Woodrow. When he completed his military service, he attended SLU and graduated in education while I was in college. In recent years, to my amazement, he called David and me by our names every time we saw him.)

It’s not too late to contribute to the Georgia Barnette Offering for work in Louisiana. After the recent storms, lots of churches have special needs this help. Help fund them.

Read the Bible in 2020 – October 3

Jeremiah 1:1-2:30
Philippians 4:1-23
Psalm 75:1-10
Proverbs 24:17-20

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Anna Lee