When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

~Psalm 8:3-4 NIV~

George “Kenny” Fortinberry

May 25, 1955 – October 14, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his home. He was born May 25, 1955 in New Orleans, LA and was 66 years of age. He retired from Tangipahoa Parish School System and loved his Harley Davidsons. He was a minister of music, deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Greenlaw Baptist Church and Lewiston Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his church friends, work friends, and his Friday get togethers at Don Lewis’ house. He was a very talented designer and fabricator who could make anything. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Cutrer Fortinberry; daughters, Christy Fortinberry May and husband Albert, Nikki Fortinberry Varnado and husband Jody; 3 grandchildren, Bodie Young, Braden May and Matthew Varnado; 2 sisters, Patricia Braase and husband Lawrence and Kelly Fulcher and husband Bill; mother, Irene Shute Fortinberry; best friends, Charlie Kirkland, Don Lewis, Ted Lewis, Richard Hendry and Randy Cutrer. Preceded in death by his father, George Kellie Fortinberry. Graveside Services will be held at Lewiston Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 3:00PM on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Corey Morris. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2021

October 16th Readings
LUKE 11:14-12:34

Jaki’s Story – “Why Every Shoebox Needs a Toothbrush”

We don’t live the life of a child in some of the world’s poorer countries and don’t have any idea what it would be like to live there. Watch the video by Samaritan’s Purse to gain some understanding of how a “shoebox” can impact a young life.

A month from today we will be receiving “shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood. If you would like to have one or more boxes to pack this year, please contact me for your shoebox(es). You will be able to pick them up at the church office which is located across the street from the sanctuary and fellowship hall. You can find packing and shipping instructions on the site that will guide you.

This is the schedule for the drop-off week at FBC, Kentwood.

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

Mon, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 16: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

If this is not a convenient location or schedule, please check the Samaritan’s Purse “Shoebox” site to find a location that is convenient for you.

Don’t miss the blessing of packing a shoebox or shoeboxes.

Anna Lee