Bro. Darryl said his young son was doing well and should be released from the hospital today, if not yesterday. Jed Miller is almost three years old.

Erin Neal Tamporello

March 24, 1955 – November 11, 2022

A resident of Norco, LA, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022 at her home. She was born March 24, 1955 in New Orleans, LA and was 67 years of age.

She is survived by her husband Anthony Frank Tamporello Jr.; sons Anthony F. Tamporello III and Michael A. Tamporello; daughters Michelle C. Tamporello and Melissa A. Tamporello; three grandchildren Matthew H. Tamporello, Anthony M. Tamporello, and Elise A. Tamporello; and four furry grandchildren Stormy, Quinn, Crow, and Honey Bun. She was preceded in death by her parents Alma Hoffstadt Neal and Mike Hamilton Neal Jr.; sister Patricia C. Neal; and brother Michael H. Neal. Erin loved holidays, most notably Halloween. She was well known for dressing up in scary costumes, decorating her house to be extra spooky, hiding behind corners and scaring her children and grandchildren in all manners of ways. Erin made birthdays very special for each loved one. She put her entire heart into making sure you felt loved and celebrated. Erin loved fishing with her husband, tanning on the beach, doing embroidery, and spending time with her loved ones. She will be forever missed.

Pallbearers will be her sons Michael Tamporello and Anthony Tamporello, daughters Michelle Tamporello and Melissa Tamporello, grandson Matthew Tamporello, nephew Michael Guidry, and dear friend Doug Maudit.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, November 18, 2022. Interment Hoffstadt Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

I was notified of the death of another classmate yesterday. Judy Lynn Field Crawford grew up in Fluker and lived in Hammond in recent years. No obituary is available yet.


There was excitement in the air yesterday as 1,075 “Shoeboxes” were turned in. We had great volunteers working to get them carefully moved from vehicles to the church and packed in cartons. The “Shoeboxes” were prayed for as they made it to the tables inside. The shoppers and packers from each church are commended for a job well done.


November 15 – Colossians 4:2


Today, I’m thankful for each of the 1,075 “Shoeboxes” turned in and for all involved in shopping to packing to transporting them yesterday.


Pray for all the “Shoebox” Drop Off volunteers at various sites as they work this coming week. Thank God for each one who works because they want the children to meet Jesus.



Anna Lee