“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

~Micah 5:2~

Yvonne Birch’s brother-in-law is hospitalized with a very serious gastro problem. Please be in prayer for him.

Ritchie Yarbarough has Covid. He is quarantined at home until Christmas Eve. His mother, Jan, is not sick, but is quarantined with him.

Letitia “Beth” Easley Wilson

July 07, 1928 – December 16, 2020

Letitia “Beth” Easley Wilson , a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born July 7, 1928 in Meridian, MS and was 92 years of age. She was the most loving mother , mother-in-law, grand and great-grandmother, and friend to all. Our precious “Mamaw” loved us so well. Mamaw and her delicious pound cake will be forever missed. She is survived by her daughter, Linda West and husband, Bernard; grandchildren, Vicki Boudreaux and husband, Bryan, John Pirie and wife, Tammie and James Pirie; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Alec, Casen, Luke, Landon, Lexie and Cassie. Preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Vivia Chisolm; husband, Marvin Easley; husband, Billie Wilson; brother, Paul Chisolm. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Cemetery, Amite, LA at 10:00AM Saturday, December 19, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Delta Deaton Lewis

June 11, 1927 – December 10, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at her home. She was born June 11, 1927 in Morganza, LA and was 93 years of age. She is survived by 2 sons, Gene Lewis and Gary Lewis; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Lewis, Blayne Lewis, Brady Lewis, Ruston Slaven, and Brandon Slaven; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and 1 sister, Lucy Deaton Walker. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Eugene Lewis, Sr.; parents, Hereford and Cloteal LeBlanc Deaton; granddaughter, Amy Lobre; 2 sisters, Gladys Dickinson and Dorothy Jarreau. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until 11:00PM on Saturday and at Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church, Smithdale, MS from 12:00 Noon until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Services conducted by Elder Luke Addison. Interment Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Smithdale, MS. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2020 – December 17th

Nahum 1:1-3:19
Revelation 8:1-13
Psalm 136:1-26
Proverbs 30:7-9

Baptist Press

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Donations can be made at your local Baptist Church Sunday or during the week at the church office.

Prayer Focus for Today

Today, let’s pray for the elderly of our community who have a hard time dealing with the cold temperatures.

Thank-you for “tuning-in” and praying.

Anna Lee