Yesterday, I shared the verses for today, so today I will shaare the verses for yesterday. Excuse my periodic confusion.


Nov. 27 – Psalm 100: 4-5


William “Monroe” Blount, Sr.

  • Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home
  • Updated Nov 26, 2022

Monroe, age 77, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was a resident of Walker, LA. Monroe was a very spiritual man and a committed member of the LDS Church in Denham Springs. He retired after many years as a Postmaster and has spent his retirement dedicating as much time as he could to his church. Monroe has led many missions and volunteered to help in many events within the church. He enjoyed studying up on his family history and spent many hours in front of the computer doing research. Monroe enjoyed travelling and visited more than 20 LDS temples with his wife. He absolutely adored his family and was most happy surrounded by his loved ones. Monroe was truly generous, extremely kind, and an honest and loving man. He left a remarkable impact on all who knew him and will be forever missed.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Katherine Blount; daughters, Pamela Harvey (Steve), Vanessa Aime; son, William Monroe Blount Jr.; step-daughters, Cheryl McKinney (Gary), Sondra Vitter, Dorothy Kramer, Terri Purpera (Darrell); step-son, Willie Landry (Kay); sisters, Patsy Catt (Howard), Ina Mae Creel (Ralph), Linda Johnson (Norman), Charollet Randol; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Monroe is preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Lynette Blount; parents, Lonie and Hollis Blount; brothers, Billy Marvin Blount and Kenneth Ray Blount; sisters, Mattie Edgens and Nellie Grace Blount; step-son, Spurgeon Landry; and great-grandson, Landon Knight.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Francois Bend Assisted Living in Gonzales for their exceptional care of Mr. Monroe in his time of need.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denham Springs on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Alvin J. McKinney Cemetery in Springfield at 1:30 p.m.

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Monroe was a member of the Blount family living on Highway 51 north of Roseland. His sister, Ina May, was my classmate and friend.


Today, I am thankful for generous people who contribute items or money for us to spend on shopping, year-round, for the Shoeboxes that are so dear to our hearts. David and I recently have found and purchased plastic animals, school folders, school composition books, coloring books, calculators, and plastic cups. We have purchased some, but are not close to the number of items needed in these and other categories. Thanks to those of you who had helped to make this shopping for the 2023 collection possible. Our hobby now seems to be OCC shopping and the joy is preparing both the items and the shoeboxes for next year. We are thankful to those of you who help us to “keep on shopping”! I’m also thankful for the lady who had seen notebooks in a store this week and asked me if we use them in shoeboxes. We will soon begin to prepare the shoeboxes for our use next year. Who cares if the calendar still says 2022? OCC is “rolling” for 2023!

It was great to have Bro. Darryl and Laurie home from a trip they made last week. What a special service we had last night in the fellowship hall while the children were practicing for their Christmas program which will be at 6 P.M. on December. 11th!

Don’t forget your prayer time today!

Anna Lee