Lord’s Day

On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever.

The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.

The LORD has spoken.

~Isaiah 25:7-8~

On this Lord’s Day, let’s remember Bro. Gibbie McMillan who is in ICU at North Oaks. Let’s also remember the church he pastors, Taylor Creek Baptist Church.

Tommy Hood is doing well with his treatment at M.D. Anderson. He and his family thank you for your continued prayers.

James Aubrey Reid

1942 – 2021

James Aubrey Reid, husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021. He was the third of five sons of Dorothy Gaines Reid and Shelby S. Reid, Jr. born on January 28, 1942 in Magnolia, MS.

He graduated from Amite High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

He will be fondly remembered by his classmates as one of those Reid boys, an outstanding young leader, chosen President of the Class of 1960 and elected Mr. Amite High School.

Jimmy lived briefly in Florida, but spent most of his life in Louisiana where he worked early on as a typesetter at The News Digest, and then the Morning Advocate. For over thirty years, Jimmy was a regular at the courthouse, where he worked as an abstractor for local attorneys. He was an Eagle Scout and for over 20 years was a Boy Scout Leader. But his pride in life was being an Auxiliary police officer for The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. His greatest joy came from raising his granddaughter, MaKaylyn.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Marsha Mistoler Reid, by his father, Shelby S. Reid, Jr., his mother, Dorothy Gaines Reid, his infant sister, Doris Elizabeth Reid, his older brother, Shelby S. Reid, III, and sister-in-law Evelyn Hendry Reid.

Those left to remember him are his son, Scott Mistoler Reid of Roseland, his granddaughter, MaKaylyn Reid and three great grandchildren Austin J. Spears, Lydia Gail Spears, and Ke’Daya Rain Cox of Wilma, Louisiana. Jimmy leaves three brothers, Lawrence W. Reid (Larry) and his wife, T.J. of Amite, Davis Gaines Reid (Mike) of Springfield, and Charles Morgan Reid (Chuck) and his wife, Cindy of Amite. He leaves numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 23 at Claire’s on Mulberry Street in Amite. Visitation from 3 til 6, with services at 6 p.m.

Billy Bean, Jr. of Gillsburg, MS

Age 64

Funeral services for Mr. Willie J. (Billy) Bean, Jr., 64, will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Gillsburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Austin Bean will officiate. Mr. Bean, a resident of Gillsburg, died at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Billy, the son of the late Willie J “Billy” Bean, Sr. and the late Gwendolyn Lawson Bean, was born on November 27, 1956 in Magnolia, Mississippi.He was also preceded in death by his special brother, Tim Bean, whom he loved dearly. Mr. Bean was a retired dairyman, a member of Gillsburg Baptist Church, a member of the NRA, and an avid hunter.Mr. Bean is survived by one brother, Barry Bean and wife, Roxanne of Madison, Mississippi; two sisters, Jane Harden and husband, Eddie of Montgomery, Texas and Robin Kent and husband, Kyle of Mandeville, Louisiana. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.Pallbearers will be: Brennan Kent, Brandon Kent, Kyle Kent, Brent Bean, Brad Bean, Eddie Harden, and Brayden Havard. Honorary pallbearers are: Ed Bean, Ricky Williams, Jimmy Hutson, James Hughes, Hugh Ray Hughes, Jeffrey Wall, Darin Newman, Dale Hughes, and Barry Felder.Visitation will be Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 1:30pm until the service at 2:00 pm at Gillsburg Baptist Church.Burial will follow the service in the Gillsburg Cemetery with Hartman-Jones in charge of the arrangements.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 25

ISAIAH 48:12-52:12

Prayer Focus for Today

Pray for our leaders worldwide, nationally, and locally as decisions are made about Covid. I’m not sure any of us has all be directions. Turn to God for help in your decision making.

Anna Lee