“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.

His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

~Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)~

Please continue to pray for the Dykes family as they face the death of Ruthie. Say special prayers for Faye as she battles covid.

Elsie T. Graham

May 12, 1926 – September 22, 2021

Elsie T. Graham, 95, went to be with the Lord on Sept 22, 2021, at her residence in Kentwood, LA.

Mrs. Elsie was the daughter of Charlie and Veda Tate. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey J. Graham; one infant child; one infant great-great granddaughter, Laurel Givens and numerous brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Douglas Graham (Mildred) and David Graham; one daughter, Paulette Jones (Jerry); two brothers, Henry Tate (Mary Ann) and George “Buddy” Tate; one sister, Mary Alice Miller (Dan); five grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, eighteen great-great grandchildren; her “second daughter”, Cecile Graham, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A visitation will be held on September 24, 2021 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA from 11AM till time of service at 12PM. Elder Doyle Ball will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Christopher “Kit” Gordon

February 11, 1963 – September 23, 2021

Christopher "Kit" Gordon

Mr. Christopher “Kit” Glenn Gordon, 58, of Osyka, MS, passed from this life on September 23, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Kit was born in McComb, MS on February 11, 1963 and was the son of Durwood Gordon and Elaine Wilson Gordon. He was a member at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he was very active. He was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed hunting, fishing, crawfish boils and BBQ’s with his family. His family meant the world to him and he cherished each moment spent with them, especially his grandchildren. He was a Heavy Hauler Truck Driver and enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and Canada. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his father; Durwood Gordon, and his grandparents, Clyde and Maggie Gordon, and Willie and Dorothy Wilson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 wonderful years, Dawn McClain Gordon of Osyka, MS; his mother, Elaine Wilson Gordon of Magnolia, MS; three sons, Christopher Glenn Gordon, II and Heather of Greensburg, LA, Stewart Gordon and Jasmine of Waco, TX, and Joshua Gordon and Mallarie of Monticello, MS; two daughters, Amber Graham of Baton Rouge, LA, and Heaven Slaughter of Gillsburg, MS; one step-son, Eric Welch and Nicole of Bogue Chitto, MS; one brother, Randy Gordon of Magnolia, MS;one uncle, Johnny Lowery and Barbara of Vicksburg, MS and their family; one nephew, Jared Gordon of Magnolia, MS, and  fifteen grandchildren, Caleb, Savannah, Easton, Emersyn, Ella, Braylie, Carter, Dani, Ethen, LaBreja, Arianna, Xander, Eli, Vaiden, and Leland.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 5PM until 8PM and continue on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 10AM until time of service at 11AM at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Gillsburg, MS, with Bro. Brad Fitzgerald officiating and Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A burial will follow in the Gillsburg Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Glenn Gordon, II, Stewart Gordon, Joshua Gordon, Jared Gordon, Eric Welch and Alvin Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in his name to the The Baptist Children’s Village.  

Ty Brodie Carter

March 27, 1994 – September 22, 2021

Ty Brodie Carter, a lifelong resident of Loranger, LA passed away on September 22, 2021. He was 27 years old. Ty will be remembered as a loving son, father, and brother. He loved hunting, fishing and his heart was fullest in the rodeo arena. Ty is survived by his parents, Larry and Hope Carter; son, Brodie Carter; sister, Brittney (Garrett) Lyons and niece, Avery; brother Laramie Carter; grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is proceed in death by his grandfather, Keith Pete Bethel and nephew, Gauge Lyons. Ty was no stranger to anyone to know him was to Love him. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. Visitation at Crossbrand Cowboy Church, 51438 Averett Rd., Loranger, LA from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, September 27, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Trent Campbell. Interment Stevens Cemetery, Independence, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Cindy Trahan

August 04, 1951 – September 23, 2021

Cindy Trahan, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence, LA. She was born August 4, 1951 in Lacassine, LA and was 70 years of age. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her 3 sons, Dominic Ciccio and wife Bethany, Peter Ciccio, II, and Justin Ciccio; 25 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Rafael Medina, Jr.; husband, Peter Ciccio; parents, Vertus and Armina Trahan; and granddaughter, Skylar Ciccio. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana

You can use a special envelope which is available in the church sanctuary or mark “Georgia Barnette” on you check/envelope. You can give at the church office Monday – Friday.

Operation Christmas Child

We are working to pay for shipping our 400 boxes. That’s $9.00 per box which is a real deal because they ship in bulk. It also pays for some literature that tells about Jesus. If you think $9.00 per box is a big price, just ask me what I have paid to mail shoebox-size packages internationally to my daughter and her family. You can turn your gifts in during the Sunday morning service or at the church office Monday – Friday.

We will begin packing shoeboxes soon. We will pack one group at a time at our packing parties.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

September 25th Readings
LUKE 1:39-80
MATTHEW 1:18-25
LUKE 2:1-40

Today’s prayer focus – Today, let’s say special prayers for police officers. We all know their job is big, unending, stressful, heartbreaking, etc.

I have met several people in the past couple months who told me they read and appreciate The Prayer Link. I tell you this to remind you that you never know who is watching us and imitating us. Let’s pray we all set a good example.

Anna Lee