“What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven!

What joys when sins are covered over!

What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record.”

~Psalm 32:1-2 (TLB)~

We seem to have a number of deaths today.

Linda B. Williams lost her Jimmy last night.

Mary Belinda Ardoin Chavers

February 09, 1949 – January 24, 2021

Belinda was born on February 9, 1949 and on January 24, 2021 she left the loving arms of her family and went to the loving arms of our Savior, Jesus.

1 Peter 3:2-4 perfectly describes Belinda. “For when they observe your pure, godly life before God, it will impact them deeply. Let your true beauty come from your inner personality, not a focus on the external. For lasting beauty comes from a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is precious in God’s sight and is much more important than the outward adornment of elaborate hair, jewelry, and fine clothes.”

Belinda was born to Mary Adele and Joseph Audley Ardoin. She was a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana and a resident of Amite, Louisiana. She completed cosmetology school in 1966. In 1967, she married the love of her life, Jr. She proudly traded in her scissors for her self-proclaimed title of Domestic Engineer. Her joy in life was serving her husband, and he, in turn, loved and served her. She was a devoted mom and instilled family values and the love of Christ in her children. Her grandchildren, who were perfect in her eyes, were her pride and joy.

Belinda is survived by her husband of 53 years, Luther Chavers, Jr. Her daughter and son-in-law, Connie & Malcolm Henry; her son, Paul Chavers; her grandchildren, Cody and Erica Husser, Blake Henry and fiancé Victoria Rocquin, Mackenzie Chavers and Landon Chavers; great-grandson, Dason Cole Husser; her sisters Mary Domingue, Lafayette; Jane Bustamante, Metairie; Georgia (Wally) Wagner, Hammond; brother, J.A. (Joyce) Ardoin, DeRidder; sisters-in-law, Diane Hilton, Virginia “Jenny” (Ricky) Lambert, Amite; brother-in-law, Wayne (Rhonda) Chavers, Loranger, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Mary Adele Guillory Ardoin and Joseph Audley Ardoin and her precious grandson, Zachary Ryan “Fred” Henry.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at North Oaks Medical Center. The love and compassion given to Belinda and the family during this time will forever be appreciated.

Belinda chose to celebrate life daily with her family. To honor her wishes she will be cremated and there will be no memorial or celebration of life service. The family asks for continued prayers as they learn to go forward without their treasure.

Glenda Edwards Bennett

October 26, 1953 – January 21, 2021

Glenda Edwards Bennett, a resident of Hammond, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born October 26, 1953 in Independence, LA and was 67 years of age. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Pamela Nickerson and husband Robert and Marilyn Wright and husband Chris; 1 son, Thomas Bennett; grandchildren, Robert Nickerson III, Christopher Bennett, Katlin Bryan, Angelica Bennett, Kassie Bennett, Zachary Wright, Joshua Wright, Luke Wright, Caleb Wright, Treavor Bennett and Jaci Bennett; great-grandchildren, Alvin Thibodeaux and Maverick Bryan; sisters, Mavis Beasley and Deborah Rowell; loved one, Michael Tanner. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and rosa Lea Edwards; son, Jason Robert Bennett; brother, Robert Edwards; 2 sisters, Barbara Louge and Marilyn Bentivegna. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Interment Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Franklin Woodrow Redmond, Sr.

July 10, 1932 – January 21, 2021

Franklin Woodrow Redmond a lifelong resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Thursday January 21, 2021 at the age of 88. After several months of declining health, Woodrow died peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Woodrow was born in Greensburg on July 10, 1932, to father Clarence Redmond and mother Gladys Yarborough Redmond. He served in the Army in the Korean War from February 1953 until December 1954. After the war he used the G.I. bill to attend school and became and welder and millwright. He married Margaret Jean Herbert on April 4, 1957. Woodrow loved gardening, duck hunting and fishing. He loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. In retirement he became an expert woodworker and made furniture he gifted to family. He enjoyed his retirement, working on his hobbies and helping family. Woodrow was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, son Paul and grandson Matthew. He is survived by his son Frank, his wife Anjanette and grandson Collin Redmond. He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. A visitation for Woodrow is planned for Wednesday, January 27, from 10 am to 12 pm. The funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 pm. The visitation will be at the McKneely Funeral Home, Avenue G & 7th Street, Kentwood La. 70444. Interment will be at Days United Methodist Church, 23689 Hwy. 43, Greensburg, La. 70441. All are invited to attend. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Fire Chief.Bruce Cutrer

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – January 25

JOB 26:1-29:25

Today’s Prayer Focus – Those who are grieving

Reminder – When you are out shopping, it is helpful if you pick up some glue sticks, pens, and pencil sharpeners for pencil bags.

Due to the intermittent rain, I am going to publish this while I can. Have a great day!

Anna Lee