You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.

But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ;

rather, serve one another humbly in love.

~Galatians 5:13~

Please continue to pray for Sharon Slaven and her family. She was able to sit in a chair for a while in ICU yesterday.

We’ve been praying for Tommy Hood at MD Anderson. His brother, Bill Hood, had a jet-ski accident in Destin. Due to complications at the site of his injury, he had to go to the ER to have it checked and wound up with surgery. Pray for the Hood-Setoon family during this time. Especially for for their mother, Kenna.

Della Casanova Ladner

November 17, 1933 – July 01, 2021

Della “Dell” Casanova Ladner was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away peacefully on July 01, 2021, at the age of 87. Dell was born on 11/17/1933 in Husser, LA., the daughter of Idee Husser Casanova and Paul “Pete” Casanova. Dell worked as the head bookkeeper at French Market Homestead in Metairie, LA, where she resided for 49 years until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She was a strong woman of faith and enjoyed sharing stories with her family, spending time in nature, listening to bluegrass music, collecting and creating jewelry, and loved creating art. Her artwork conveyed her admiration for nature; many of her paintings and drawings consisting of favorite flowers, birds, and animals.Her passing saddens her family and friends, but her example of strength, resilience, and unconditional love will carry on. Dell is predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband of 45 years, Nordford “Butch” Ladner;  daughters, Fay Phelps Prokop Stephenson and Shirley Phelps Galladora LeBlanc, and her grandson whom she adored, James “Jimmy” Galladora Jr. Dell is survived by her brother, Virgil (Delores) Casanova; sister, Frances Newman (Bill) Krambeer; grandchildren, Tracie Prokop Hutchinson, Don (Ashly) Prokop, Tammy Crifasi (Chris) Bourg; great-grandchildren, James Paul Galladora III, Jennifer Galladora (Brandon) Fontenot, Jeremy Galladora, Jonathan Hutchinson and Kayla Hutchinson (Billy) May, Joanna Crifasi and Adam Crifasi, and nine great-great-Grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at McKneely Funeral Home (110 E Factory St., Amite City, LA 70422) on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from 11 a.m.- 1 a.m., with burial to follow at St. Dominic Catholic Church Cemetery. 

Thomas L. Carter of Amite, Louisiana | 1936 – 2021

Thomas L. Carter

Mr. Thomas L. Carter, 84, of Amite, La, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La.

Mr. Thomas was born in Roseland, La on September 29, 1936. He was the son of late Leon Carter and Ernestine Cutrer Carter. Prior to his illness, he was an active member at Kedron Baptist Church in Amite, La. He retired as the Parts Manager of Kent Trailers in Fluker, La after many years of service. He was an avid LSU and Saints fan and enjoyed watching them on television. In his younger years, they say he was the best fast pitch softball player around. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Wesley Corkern. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of nearly 50 years, JoAnn Sharkey Carter, and five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Stewart Carter and Barbara, Clines Carter and Antionette, David Carter and Rosalie, MacArthur Carter, and Marshall Carter.

He is survived by his daughter, Leisa Corkern and Darrell of Amite, La; one grandson, Wesley Corkern and Kara of Kentwood, La; one great-granddaughter, Camellia Corkern of Kentwood, La; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Carter of Marrero, La, and Virginia Carter of Hammond, La, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Corkern, Wesley Corkern, Ralph Branton, Donald Carter, Ed Branton, and Bobby Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Sharkey and Dean Sharkey.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 9AM until time of service at 11AM at Kedron Baptist Church in Amite, La with Bro. Jacob Williams officiating and Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A burial will follow in the Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Let’s pray for those who have sickness or death in their families. These times can be very trying.

Anna Lee