“Grow in spiritual strength and become better acquainted with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

~2 Peter 3:18 (TLB)~

I do not have updates on Glen and Tori, who had surgery yesterday, but hope to have them tomorrow.

Dorothy Theresa Marcus

January 28, 1931 – December 12, 2021

Dorothy Theresa Marcus

Mrs. Dorothy T. Braase Marcus, 90, of Independence, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at her residence.

Mrs. Dorothy was born in Independence, LA on January 28, 1931 and was the daughter of Clarence Braase and Josephine Phares Braase. She was a member at First Baptist Church of Arcola where she was faithful and loved serving the Lord. She barely missed a service. She loved the outdoors, working in her garden and picking blue berries at her daughters. She also enjoyed embroidering things and giving them to others. She was a people person and never met a stranger. She loved her family and cherished her time spent with them. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

She is preceded in death by her parents;  her husband , Leon C.”Late Model” Marcus, Sr.;  one son, Leon Marcus, Jr.;  one daughter, Josephine Graves; two sisters, Frances Granger and Katie Westbrook; two brothers, Charles Arnold and J.T. Braase and one great child, Ethan Allen.

She is survived by two daughters, Ida Kyzar (Abe) of Independence, LA  and Patsy Dickerson (Ricky) of Amite, LA; one son, David Marcus (Faye) of Kentwood, LA; one daughter-n-law, Mary Jo Marcus of Independence, LA; one sister, Katherine Rice (BJ) of Lealand, MS; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren , great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 9AM until time of service at 12PM at First Baptist Church of Arcola, LA.,  with Bro. Bob Simpson officiating and Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  A burial will follow in the church cemetery.

I did not personally know Mrs. Marcus but I know some family members, taught a family member, and have (this morning) figured out how she fits into the Braase family of Arcola. I know her family was very involved at the First Baptist Church of Arcola. David’s brother, Donald, and his family were/are friends of this family.

Maddie McDonner is the daughter of a former student, Leslie Womack, who is now the mother of four. I will give you more information later, but today I ask for you prayers for Maddie, a beautiful high school student who has been approved to be an LSU student next year. Maddie is beginning a battle with cancer.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

December 14th Readings
1 TIMOTHY 3:1-6:10

Read Luke in December

Luke 14

Who was Lottie Moon of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?

You will enjoy the pictures of Lottie as she worked for Jesus.


What story does my life/you life tell?

Anna Lee