Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

who comforts us in all our troubles,

so that we can comfort those in any trouble

with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

~2 Corinthians 1:3-4~

Today, I ask for prayer for Joe Canale and his family. Joe is in a nursing home is Hammond. He’s been sick for a long time. His wife is from Amite and someone I knew from school. I also taught Joe’s son at IHS.

I also ask you to add Gerald McMillan to your prayer list. He is hospitalized following gallbladder surgery and complications.

Michael John Cambre

September 25, 1952 – August 8, 2022

Michael John Cambre, a resident of Kentwood, La. passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022 at the PAM Specialty Hospital in Hammond, La. He was 69 and a native of Franklin, La. He is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Tarver, Kentwood and Cindy (Mike) Edwards of Alabama. Nieces: Tricia Roberts, Kentwood, Stephanie (Dennis) Beard of Mississippi, Missy (Chris) Cash of Alabama, Jane (Brad) Lathan of Alabama. Nephews: Eric Tarver, Kentwood and Vance Edwards of Alabama. Also 7 great nieces, 3 great nephews, 1 great great niece and 2 great great nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, John E. Cambre, Jr., mother, Jane Black Cambre, brother-in-law, James E. Tarver. Also his life long companion (his dog) Tobe…always at his side. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, La. during a 9:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Mark Beard. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff at PAM Specialty Hospital of Hammond for the loving and compassionate care given Michael during his stay. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Bonnie Ann McElveen Brabham

July 4, 1944 – August 15, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022 at her home. She was born July 4, 1944 in Mt. Hermon, LA and was 78 years of age. She is survived by her 5 children, Paula Hitchcock, Donna Schilling, Terry Stinson, Jerry Stinson and wife Gloria, and Joyce Stinson; sister, Annie Peavy; brother, Truman McElveen and wife Anna; grandchildren, Kelly Coon, Karissa Simpson, Amber Hitchcock, Kayla Stinson, T. J. Stinson, Lucuis “Blake” Schilling, Kelsey Schilling, Tyler “Blaine” Schilling, and Matthew Stinson; 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Eunice and Wilmer McElveen; sister, Vergie Fairburn; brothers, Gaylon Ray McElveen and Joe McElveen; son-in-law, Daniel Myers. Pallbearers will be Matthew Stinson, Blake Schilling, Blaine Schilling, T. J. Stinson, Schyler Dunlavey, and Percy Ricks. Visitation at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Friday, August 19, 2022. Services conducted by Pastor Randall Garcia. Interment Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


August 17 – Mark 2: 15-17

Today, I ask for prayer for pastors. Include your pastor, neighboring passtors, former pastors, missionary pastors, and those in school to become pastors.


Anna Lee