Rejoice always,

pray without ceasing,

give thanks in all circumstances;

for this isTHEwill of God in Christ Jesus for you.

~1 Thessalonians 5:16–18, ESV~

That verse merits a second reading. Make this a holiday of rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks. You’ll be blessed.

George Lewis Jones

August 11, 1938 – November 20, 2021

George Lewis Jones (Lewis to family and friends), 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of November 20, 2021. Lewis was born August 11, 1938 to George and Lilly Jones. The youngest of four children, he grew up in Pine Grove, LA, where he married Barbara Griffin and embarked on his career as the fun-loving, devoted father of Steven, Jeffrey, and Lori.

He worked for ExxonMobil for most of his career, and was always in love with repairing, restoring, and driving vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pretty much anything with a motor. Lewis enjoyed people, and was always happy to stop in, have a cup of coffee, and swap stories with his many friends, often while scouring the country for model train sets and parts for his collection.

After a time being single, Lewis was lucky enough to meet Janice Porter, who he wed in 1984. Together, they had a daughter, Nikki, who in turn gave him the grandchildren he had always hoped to smother with attention. He retired from ExxonMobile after 29 years of service before moving to Ruston, LA, to be close to those beloved grandkids and family.

Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janice Porter Jones, his four children, Steven (Leila), Jeffrey (Dawn), Lori, Nikki DeOliviera (Bryan), and his grandchildren, Adalinne, Porter, and Evangeline. Lewis also considered Callie Zurovetz his honorary daughter, and Adah Rae as his honorary granddaughter.

Before relocating to Ruston, Lewis was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he will be laid to rest next to his brother, Russell, on Saturday, November 27. Visitation is between 10 am-12 noon with a service at 12 noon at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Pine Grove.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Evelyn Lee Easley

November 11, 2021

Evelyn Lee Easley, age 93, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Thursday, November 11, 2021. She was a native of Amite and a resident of Houma, LA.

Evelyn is survived by her son Kelley Easley and wife, Audrey; daughter Lauren Easley and husband Kent; granddaughters Carly and Erin Easley; and her beloved little dog Harley.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Kelley, parents Alton and Emma Lee, brother Wallace Lee, and sister Jeanette Anzalone.

Evelyn was a graduate of Southeastern University in Hammond, LA and taught typing and shorthand at South Terrebonne, Terrebonne, and H.L. Bourgeois High Schools in Houma, LA. Prior to her teaching career she was a welfare social worker in Tangipahoa Parish and a secretary at the Monsanto chemical plant in St. Charles Parish. She moved to Houma in the early 60’s when her husband Kelley was transferred to Houma by Texaco, where he spent his career after his service in the Navy. She often told the story of going outside in Amite to rake leaves when she knew Kelley would be passing by in his Jeep on his way home from work, so he would notice her. Evelyn enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family – especially her granddaughters. She was blessed with a sharp mind that never dulled with age. She will be missed by all whose hearts and minds she touched.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Chateau Terrebonne Nursing Home and to Haydel Hospice for taking such compassionate care of Evelyn.

A gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday November 27th from 11 am to 12 at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

November 22nd Readings
1 CORINTHIANS 14:1-15:58

November 23rd Readings
ACTS 19:21-20:6
ROMANS 1:1-32

November 24th Readings
ROMANS 2:1-4:25

November 25th Readings
ROMANS 5:1-8:17

November 26th Readings
ROMANS 8:18-10:21

November 27th Readings
ROMANS 11:1-14:23

I posted multiple days for this week because of the holidays and households being on holiday schedules.

Thankfulness – Day 24

Today, I am thankful for better transportation and more highways. I grew up in Roseland where we had one traffic light on highway 51, the best form of a highway that existed. Today, I live out in the country where on a state highway with no traffic lights. Highway 51 and a traffic light are just a few miles away, but there is a newer and better highway between here and 51. It’s interstate 55. It brought eight of ten members of my family to be with us for the holidays. Some traveled by cars and some by car and airplanes. It’s the most family I have had since this time last year and I’m planning to have a good time with them here. I hope the holidays have brought you or will bring you some loved ones too.

Anna Lee