But be sure to fear the LORD

and serve him faithfully with all


consider what great things he has done

for you.

~1 Samuel 12:24~

Last night, Bro. Darryl talked about how we fear God one way as a child ,and fear him another way as we mature and get to know and trust Him better.

Terry Wayne Ryals

November 10, 1947 – November 30, 2021

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at his home. He was born November 10, 1947 in Amite, LA and was 74 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of Vietnam and a retired Law Enforcement Officer. He is survived by his wife, Kriss Ryals; daughter, Stacy Herron and her husband, Randy; grandchildren, Keirea Herron and Connor Herron; sister, Sheila Gilbert and her husband, Mark. Preceded in death by his father, Roy Ryals; mother, Bertle Ryals; 3 sisters, Polly Carlson, LaJune Temple and Brenda Adams. No services are scheduled. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Robert Earl “Pete” Williamson

Nov 29, 2021

Robert Earl "Pete" Williamson

Much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, Robert Earl “Pete” Williamson, age 80, went to be with our Lord on Monday, November 29, 2021, at his home in Hammond, LA.
Born on March 1, 1941, in Springhill, LA, Pete graduated from Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana University, earning graduate degrees in education. He was a teacher, coach, and principal in Tangipahoa Parish and other public schools for many years and enjoyed refereeing basketball at both the high school and college levels. Pete loved sports, especially basketball, and his children treasure the memories of playing basketball, baseball, and football with him in the backyard. After he became a grandfather, he attended his grandchildren’s sporting events all over the state and country. Pete also loved serving God through his church and by treating all humans with dignity and respect. He enjoyed travelling with his wife, Stella, before he became ill.
Pete is survived by his wife, Stella Tate Williamson; children, Trina Derenbecker (John), Sonya Tracey; grandchildren, Robert Derenbecker (Theresa), Olivia Cannizaro (Garrett), Hannah Abercrombie (Wesley), Parker Derenbecker (Elizabeth), and Rebecca Tracey; and great-grandchildren, Cora, Winston, and Laney Derenbecker. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Mary Stewart (George), sister, Ann Chapman; and brothers-in-law, Bennie Tate (Rebecca), and Jimmy Abernathy (Patsy).
He is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Betty Sue Abernathy Williamson; son, Robert Kyle Williamson; grandson, Matthew Pierce Derenbecker; nephew, Nathan Richard Tate; and his parents, William Pierce Williamson and Vivian Duncan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at the Alzheimer’s National Processing Center, PO Box 96011 Washington D.C. 20090-6011 or at, or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ted Hudspeth, M.D., and to the staff at Home Instead for the compassionate care they provided.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home at 12012 Hwy 190 W. Hammond, LA 70401, on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bob Adams will officiate and interment will follow in the Amite-Arcola Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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ACTS 20:13-21:36

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Thankfulness -Day 30

Today, I am thankful that we have a Thanksgiving holiday and that I have learned to slow down and remember things I am thankful for during the month of November. During the year of 2017, I wrote my thankfulness on colored pieces of paper and put them in in tall, clear vase. That was a good year because I was more aware of all the blessing and opportunities God provided for me daily. I plan to do that again in 2022, five years later. I hope that by sharing my thankfulness during November you were encouraged to think of the blessings for which you are thankful.