“[God] is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”

~Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)~

Carlos Schiro

CJ, age 48, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was a resident of Independence, LA. He was an extremely hard worker who took great pride in providing for his family. CJ had a smile that could light up a room and an unforgettable laugh. He loved to joke around and was always happy. CJ enjoyed going fishing or taking a ride on his tractor. He was an incredible cook and loved to have people over and cook massive feasts for his guests. CJ was an extremely kind man who lived by the virtue “love thy neighbor” and would do anything he could for others. He left a huge impact on everyone he met and will be forever missed.
CJ is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Heather Schiro; daughters, Joleigha Lawrence, Michaela Lawrence and fiancé Anthony Wisner; son, Michael Lawrence and wife Brittany; grandchildren, Asher Wisner, Lennon Krzanich; 2 grandchildren on the way; devoted parents, Shirley and Carlos Schiro Sr.; sister, Clarissa Sampey and husband Frank; niece and godchild, Alleyna Sampey; in-laws, Nora Reid, Leigh and Sherry Gamble; fur-baby, Peanut; and numerous godchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that became family.

He is preceded in death by his infant brother, Gerard J. Schiro; grandparents, Tony and Josie Schiro, Bill and Audrey Drendel; and uncle, Paul Drendel

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, 12012 Hwy 190 W. Hammond, LA 70401, on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at St. Helena Catholic Church, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Colonial Cemetery.

I can attest to everything that was said about CJ except eating his food. He did like to talk about cooking, even in high school. He was a great person with a fantastic personality.

Covid has lots of lingering problems: hair loss, fatigue, coughing, loss of taste, headaches, etc. Pray for those who have recovered, but who are still fighting some to these issues.

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer – Day 4

“Freedom Offered Next Door”

Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief Workers

From chainsaw teams to power company people, we have lots of outsiders here to help us. Be friendly, helpful, encouraging, appreciative, and thankful for each one. Be sure to tell them and/or show them by you actions how thankful we are they are here to help us.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – September 15

ESTHER 5:1-10:3

Hurricane Ida brought lots of wind! Nicholas, two weeks later, is bringing lots of rain. If you live in a flood zone, be prepared.

Our country needs lots of prayer. Today, let’s make the United States of America our prayer focus.

Anna Lee