“God does speak—sometimes one way and sometimes another—

even though people may not understand it.”

~Job 33:14 (NCV)~

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Bessie Hayden. The report I got last night is that she’s still hospitalized in New Orleans, but eager to be back in Kentwood.

Pray for others who are sick at this time.

Pray for the situation in Afghanistan. I don’t know the best military plans, but I know the “Leader of Leaders”. May our leaders be God followers and have their hearts set on doing right for everyone. Pray for those who have had deaths in their families in the last couple of weeks. May they know God’s love and comfort during these difficult days. May the leaders be wise in decision-making. May each person there know peace in doing their assigned responsibilities and perform each task assigned to them well. May the people who have been evacuated know how blessed they are and be appreciative of those who helped to get them into a safer environment. May each of those involved in any way go to God for strength and wisdom. God is in control.

Marjorie Griffin King Young

October 30, 1926 – August 23, 2021

Marjorie Griffin King Young was born in Shreveport, La on October 30, 1926. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Daniel L. Griffin. She died Monday, August 23, 2021 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS.

At the age of 2 ½ , she lost her mother, Mineola Hoffpauir Griffin, by death and was taken to her mother’s sister’s home, Rev. and Mrs. A.D. George to live.

She received her education in numerous schools throughout the state of Louisiana and her B.S. in Art Education with additional accreditation in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University.

Marjorie was a member of the La. Retired Teachers Association and the Fernwood United Methodist Church in Fernwood, MS.

Her teaching career consisted of teaching first grade at Denham Springs Elementary in Denham Springs, LA., second grade at Live Oak Elementary in Watson, LA., third grade at Albany, LA., and fifth grade at Pine Grove Elementary in Pine Grove, LA., Title I Program Grades 1-6, and Remedial Reading and Remedial Math in grades 4-6.

Her church involvement spanned a life time. It consisted of singing solos, choir singing, directing, adult teaching, Bible School teaching, organ and piano playing, camp counseling, bulletin art work, lay speaking, WMW president, treasurer and church secretary of the official board.

Her hobbies were poetry writing, flower gardening, music writing and composition and doll collecting as well as coin and arrowhead collecting.

Her poetry has appeared often in the State of Louisiana Methodist Church paper and has been used on radio WABL in Amite City, LA. She won numerous awards for her artwork while attending LSU and a State Art award in a LA State art contest.

Marjorie is survived by one son, Raymond E. King and wife Shirley, Magnolia, MS., one grandson, Jeremy King of Jacksonville, FL., one step-grandson William S. Stratmann of Magnolia, MS., two great-grandsons Ethan Jeremy King and Silas Luke King, both of Jacksonville, FL., two step great-grandchildren, Abigail and Jacob Robinson of Jacksonville, FL.
Preceded in death by her two husbands, Ernest L. King and Edwin R. Young, her parents, Rev. And Mrs. Daniel L. Griffin, foster parents, Rev. and Mrs. A.D. George, one sister Mary Lawton, Bossier City, LA., 3 brothers, Raymond B. Griffin of Shreveport, LA., Kenneth V. Griffin of Plain Dealing, LA., and Eddie Griffin of Greenwell Springs, LA., foster brother Don George, foster sister Susie George Blair of Lecompte, LA. and one step-grandson Michael Stratmann of Worden, IL.

Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Roney. Interment will follow in Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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