But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.

~Psalm 103:17-18~

Shirley Alford Rowe

August 1, 1933 – September 17, 2022

A resident of Livingston, LA, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Baton Rouge General. She was born August 1, 1933 in Jackson, LA and was 89 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston, graduated from Greensburg High School and Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Mrs. Rowe was a retired teacher from Livingston Parish School Board after 20 years of service. Shirley knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and exercised her spiritual gift of being a servant well. She is survived by her son, Keith Rowe and wife, Tammy; daughter, Gina McKnight and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Sara and Seth Graham, Adam and Sarah Rowe, and Lydia McKnight; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Seth Michael, and Brayden Graham, Cooper and Brooks Rowe, and Makayla Moon; and brother, Shelby G. Alford. Preceded in death by her husband, Judge Samuel T. Rowe; parents, Shelby “Bumbo” Alford and Mattie Lee Lindsey Alford; granddaughter, Julie Rowe. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:30AM until religious services at 10:30AM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Services conducted by Pastors Bubba Courtney and Brian Gunter. Interment Alford Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Livingston. For an online guestbook, visit


September 19 – Colossians 3: 5-10


Your Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering is busy year-round making a difference in the lives of people and churches across the state.  Some ways it is used:

*Hurricane Relief

*Building Mission Churches

*Vacation Bible Schools

*Mission Organizations

*LA. Baptist Children’s Home

*Pregnancy Centers

*Beds for Homeless

*Rebuilding Churches from Fire Damage

*New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary


Thank-you for all the food donations to the Children’s Home. You are helping to provide food to many boys, girls, and adults who live at the home. This food drive happens only once each year, but provides food for the entire year. Note: You can send them a check at any time of the year or give online at their web page. It will allow them to purchase the foods they need as they need them during the year.



Pray for all the residents at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

Thank-you for supporting missions all year long through your local church.

Anna Lee