The LORD gives strength to his people;

the LORD blesses his people with peace.

~Psalm 29:11~

According to Rondi Garner Booty, her grandmother Alcyone Hayden is better and back at home. Please continue to pray for Alcyon as she recovers from pneumonia.

Charles Warren is now on Day 45 at North Oaks with Covid. As you pray for him, please also pray for this family and the medical staff caring for him.

A neighbor, Lauree Phillips, has lost two nephews in a month to Covid.

Dennis Wayne “Dink” Day

Dennis Wayne Day died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. He was 71 years old, a resident of Zachary and a retired Fire Fighter with Zachary Fire Department with over 30 years of service. Visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 from 9am until 11am. Burial will be at Azalea Rest Cemetery, Zachary. Dennis is survived by his children, Christi Day Comeaux and husband, Alvin and Wayne Day and wife, Courtney. 3 grandchildren, Collin and Preston Comeaux and Morgan Day. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Mavis Day and a brother, Keith Day. Pallbearers will be Zachary Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers will be Huey “Mann” Patin, John Fowler, “Scooter” Day, Alvin Comeaux and Darrell and Brandon Frederic. Dennis loved animals, traveling and gardening. His life was full of love and experiences filled with a host of special friends and family, including Bobbie Frederic Day, Linda Day, Kim Argrave, Stacy Kramer, Brandon Frederic, Darrell Frederic and Maria Zepeda. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at

Mary Retha Battles Davis

March 30, 1926 – January 19, 2021

Mary Retha Battles Davis departed this life on Tuesday, January 19,2021 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. She was born in Amite, Louisiana on March 30th, 1926 and was 94 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George Wilson Davis. She was a lifelong member of Westview Baptist Church. Along with her husband, they raised three boys on a dairy farm. She was a woman of many talents. This ranged from being a good mother, a seamstress, a great cook, teaching Sunday school and bible school, caring for grandchildren and even milking cows. She was a woman of strong convictions and could work circles around anyone until she suffered a debilitating stroke at the age of 67. Through family support and her husband by her side, they continued to live many good years together and she will be missed by all. Survived by three sons; Glen Wilson Davis and wife, Sheelah, Baton Rouge, Lyndon Earl Davis and wife Lisa, Amite, and David Brent Davis and wife Barbara, Amite. Six grandchildren; Robert Davis and wife Aja, Prairieville, Emily Chenier and husband Kevin, Prairieville, Julie Neidhamer, Amite, Ashley Gilbert and husband Brandon, Laurel, Mississippi, Marlyn Davis, Amite and Brent Davis and wife Mandy, Amite, included are seven great grandchildren; Brooks and Brady Davis, Kate and Kendall Chenier, Cade and Ashlyn Neidhamer, Karli, Eden and Melody Gilbert, Karsyn and Wade Davis. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan Clifford Battles and Lucille Bennett Battles, three brothers, Melvin Battles, Clifford Battles and Jimmie Battles and two sisters, Clara Battles Bennett and Margie Battles Drude. A private family service will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite followed by burial at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond, Louisiana for the care and support they provided over the last few years. Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation at For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – January 22

Genesis 44:1-45:28
Matthew 14:13-36
Psalm 18:37-50
Proverbs 4:11-13

If you desire a hard copy of these references, they are available at FBC, Kentwood.

Louisiana Baptist Message

Baptist Press

Today’s Prayer Focus – Patients at area hospitals and family members with limited visitation privileges

Hospital stays are often hard for the patients and the family, but they can be especially hard with the current visitation rules.

There are many others who are sick, having procedures, etc. Pray for them too. Keep your pray journal up-to-date and used daily.

Anna Lee