“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you,

whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,

you did for me.’

Matthew 25:40

Bessie Louise Hayden

November 16, 1939 – December 04, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, Bessie Louise Hayden passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare in Hammond. Bessie was born on November 16, 1939 in Foxworth, MS to Willis and Verna Broome. She is survived by her 3 sons, Eddie Slaven, Billy Michael Slaven (Beth) and Willis Ray Slaven (Missy); one sister, Elizabeth Parker (Myron); sister-in-law, Sarah “Sissy” Broome; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren and friends. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Willis and Verna Broome; brother, Willie Broome; sister, Mary Strickland and husband J.W.; daughter, Kathy Jean Ables; 2 granddaughters, Becky Ables and Angel Slaven; grandson, Rambo Slaven; and an infant great-grandson. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 1:30PM until religious services at 3:00PM on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Miss” Bessie was a church friend and a member of a Bible study I taught. She always sat at the back of the church and enjoyed visiting with everyone who passed by. She had many “treasures” in her home and freely “shared” them with others. She traveled to church in her wheelchair, usually breaking the wheelchair speed limit! She probably had as many or more friends than most people living in Kentwood.

David’s mother was my original “Miss” Bessie. It put a smile in my heart ever time I said “Miss” Bessie.

Beatrice Bennett Cutrer

August 02, 1927 – December 04, 2021

Beatrice Bennett Cutrer, was born August 2, 1927 in Arcola, LA to Euell Hornsby Bennett and Mattie Ethel Dillon Bennett. She passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 in Amite, LA at age 94. She was a longtime resident of Roseland, LA, a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Arcola, and she worked by caring for others at Hammond State School for many years. She was the devoted widow of Lawrence Cutrer. She was happiest gardening, cooking for her family, rocking and singing to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, and serving the Lord. She was loving mother of Linda Hines and husband, Leland, Jay Cutrer and wife, Cookie, Ray Cutrer and wife, Donna. The grandmother of Susan Simmons and husband, Chad, Shellie Lynn and husband, Evan, Ryan Schumacher and wife, Laura, Ronnie Noble and wife, Angela, Keith Sumrall and wife, Julia. The great grandmother to 13 and the great-great grandmother to 3. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Diane Cutrer, and 12 siblings. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Miss” Beatrice was about my parent’s age. She knew me all my life and always called me by name when she talked with me and asked about my family. I saw her children at school and her family at church in Roseland. She lived a long life and long enough to have many descendants who loved her.

Jewel Yarborough Cutrer

March 22, 1948 – December 03, 2021

Previously posted.

 Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Stafford. Interment Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, MS.

I met Jewel Kay on the Kentwood-SLU school bus. She only rode on Friday afternoons (with her big bag of dirty clothes) and Monday mornings (with her clean laundry.) She made her presence known to all, but not usually associated with her laundry! After my family moved to Kentwood, I began to see her at the ballpark and other places. Her parents became good friends of ours.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

December 7th Readings
EPHESIANS 3:1-5:14

If you are reading the Book of Luke this month, you will be on chapter 7. It’s not too late to catch up if you are not current.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

Day 7 – https://www.imb.org/pray/week-of-prayer/day-7/

It’s not too late.to stop by FBC, Kentwood to pick up some gift bags to fill for a Local child’s Christmas. You can check in the church office or pick them up Wednesday night in the sanctuary.

The Operation Christmas Child room is being reorganized for next year. We’ll begin our group work in January.

Remember the significance of December 7th in our nation’s history. Pray for our nation’s future.

Anna Lee