“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world.”

~John 16:33~

More and more friends are developing Covid-19. Wear your masks! This health concern doesn’t have to spread like it has lately.

Thankfulness, Day 5 – My Husband

I’m thankful for my husband of 53 years! The year 2020 brought us much more time alone together than we would have thought possible, but it has certainly given us some quality time! It’s so nice to says we enjoy our days and always find reasons to laugh. He cares for older people, children, and all those in the middle. He is fun, compassionate, caring, hardworking, and thoughtful. God lives in his heart and can be seen in his actions. I’m so very thankful he is in my life and blessed to have had so many years together.

Read the Bible in 2020 – November 5

Ezekiel 12:1-14:11
Hebrews 7:1-17
Psalm 105:37-45
Proverbs 27:3


Shane Keith Ratliff went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the age of 40.  He was born on Sunday, September 7, 1980 in Hammond, Louisiana.  Shane always wore a smile on his face and never met a stranger.  He volunteered at both Eighth Ward Volunteer Fire Department and Kentwood Volunteer Fire Department.  He assisted helping the community with the Ponchatoula Lions Club.  Anyone who knew him could always count on Shane to lend a helping hand.

Shane is survived by his father, Paul Pittman and wife Sandy Pittman; his mother Cheryl Ratliff; twin brother Wayne Ratliff and wife Catherine; his brother Christopher Ratliff and wife Brittany; his sister Brittany Morse and husband Corey; his brother Paul Pittman, Jr. and wife Tiffany; his sister Shannon Pittman; his grandmother, Jackie Genco; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Shane is preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph Ratliff, and William and Elaine Pittman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula, 100 W Magnolia Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Friday, November 6, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  The visitation will continue on Saturday, November 7, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

Interment will be lead by Chaplain Wayne Ratliff at Sand Hill Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like everyone to please consider monetary donations to help with funeral expenses.  All donations can be made directly to Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Thank-you for reading and praying today. It’s always a good day to pray!

Anna Lee