“Train children in the way they should go;

when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.”

~Proverbs 22: 6~

Today is DAY 2 of VBS at FBC, Kentwood.

It begins at 8:30 in the sanctuary and ends at 11:30 in the sanctuary. If your children, grandchildren, or neighbors missed attending yesterday, get them there a little early this morning and get them registered. It’s not too late for them to get involved and learn a lot.


June 1 – Hebrews 10: 19-20

Sylvia Nell Williamson Davis

January 11, 1939 – May 30, 2022

On May 30, 2022, Sylvia Nell Williamson Davis was ushered to her eternal home by Heavenly hosts and met by a welcoming committee of family and friends gone on before her. Now, she is completely healed and restored.

Born January 11, 1939, Nell was one of the most caring, loving, tender-hearted souls you would meet. She had an innocent way of making us laugh and feel comfortable in her presence.

She was a devoted wife of nearly 65 years, mother, sister, friend, and hard worker. She was an accountant for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for many years.

Nell will be greatly missed. We all loved her so much!

She is survived by her husband, James E. Davis; 1 Daughter, Desiree Chamberlain; 1 Son, Perry Max Davis; 4 Sisters, Sarah Short, Maxine Pruitt, Judy Crouse, Geraldine Dean; 2 Brothers, John Williamson, Dennis Williamson; 5 Grandchildren, Adah Chamberlain, Davis Chamberlain, James Davis, Kristen Jacobs, Treva Bouquet; 3 Great-Grandchildren, Sam Jacobs, Maggie Jacobs, Norah Jacobs

She is preceded by her parents, Max and Lula Williamson; Brother, David Williamson.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Clifton ”Cliff” Gunderson

November 26, 1951 – May 30, 2022

A resident of Independence, Cliff went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 30, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 26, 1951 in New Orleans and was 70 years of age. Cliff was a loving, loyal & irreplaceable husband and father and his family meant the world to him. Through the years, he & his family spent every weekend in the dirt either motocross racing with son, Shawn, rodeoing with daughter, Danielle & spending time remodeling home & working in yard which he loved to do. Cliff & his beloved wife, Kim loved to travel to the mountains especially out west. He was an electrician by trade, but there was nothing he could not figure out how to fix or create. He has passed that trait on to his son & daughter. Danielle says “her daddy was her heart, her world and her everything and made her the strong, independent person she is”. Cliff’s family & friends will definitely miss him running to the rescue every time something breaks or they need help with anything. He was co-founder of Our Good Shepherd Ministries with his wife, Kim, and his heart, other than his family, was to serve those struggling to meet basic needs and serving them however he could. He has struggled physically for 32 years and even had a heart transplant 17 years ago, but he never let his physical limitations hold him back from serving the Lord & others & being the great father, husband & friend that he was. He was a faithful & compassionate servant. His also loved serving single moms by delivering & setting up furniture, providing household items, food & everything they needed. His reward for that was always the smiles on the children and mom’s faces. His love for Jesus & passion for sharing what the Lord had done in his life moved him to evangelize to anyone in his path. Cliff has touched the lives of so many people during his lifetime. He will be forever missed & always in our hearts. He may have lost his battle with lung cancer, but he has gained his place with his Lord and Savior in his forever home.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kim Robinson Gunderson; 2 children, Danielle Faith Gunderson & Shawn Michael Gunderson; sister, Jean Babin; & numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Rolf Ole Gunderson; mother, Vivian Anthony Strahan; infant, Christopher Michael Gunderson; & brother, Pete Stone.

Graveside service will be held at Antioch Cemetery, Tickfaw, LA at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 6, 2022. Services conducted by Pastor Jeff McKneely. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Our Good Shepherd Ministries at

My number one helper is “Under the weather”, and not able to help me prepare for Saturday’s OCC workday, so we will postpone it for one week. It is now scheduled for Saturday, June 11th. I’m so sorry for this change, but hopefully we can “bounce back” and have and even better workday on the 11 th.

Let me give you a request David shared. We need many more flashlights and at least one extra set of batteries for each one. I usually purchase them at Walmart in the sporting goods section. He will be appreciative if we can have these by the 11th.

Anna Lee