These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  

Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

~Deuteronomy 6:6-7~

Nicole Ellzey Thibodaux

June 2, 1970 – June 7, 2022

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4:18PM Nicole Ellzey Thibodaux stepped out of this natural world into the arms of Jesus, mere words cannot describe her. Everyone who met her she changed their lives. A faithful loving daughter, wife, stepmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed everyday and never forgotten. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Thibodaux; her daughter, Heather Dore and husband, Jamison; mother, Cindy Fletcher Allen; dad, Steve Allen; dad, Dean Ellzey, Jr.; brother, Dean Ellzey, III and wife, Marisol; sisters, Megan Faust and Beth Dunn; grandmother, Beverly Hyde; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; her fur babies, Gorda, Duke, Bella, Milo and Hershey. Preceded in death by her grandmother, Paige Fletcher, Mary Lyle Ellzey and grandfather, Dean Ellzey, Sr. ; father-in-law, Harry Thibodaux; grandfather, George Allen; and brother, Joseph Hayden. A Memorial Service and private ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Cara’s House in Gonzales, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


OCC WORKSHOP – Due to our illnesses, we will cancel the planned workshops until the first Saturday of July which will be on July 2, from 9 to 12. We are not physically ready at this time to do all the preparatory work . Give us a little time to “get on our feet” again.

If you feel like volunteering to help with OCC next week, please let us know. Your help will be appreciated.

VBS Continues

Some churches are having VBS this week. Pray for a great end to their week. Other churches have set their schedules for later this summer. Pray for each one. Thank God for each child who gets to participate and all the young hearts that get touched. VBS is a big blessing!

Anna Lee