The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

~Proverbs 18:10~

Prayer Requests

Kelsey, and Miranda, Erwin are home with Kelsey feeling much better. Thank you for praying for them.

Donald Duncan requests your prayers. He has been diagnosed with a blood disease and will soon begin treatment. Also, please remember the prayer service for him tomorrow at New Zion Batprist Church at 2:00.

Brett Frazier has a problem with an infection. He and Susan request your prayers.


Dora Jean Miller Edwards

August 15, 1935 – January 20, 2023

Dora Jean Miller Edwards was born August 15, 1935 and died January 20, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank M. Edwards, Jr., and is survived by seven of their children: Alice Edwards Stevens (Alvin); Frank M. Edwards, III (Kathy Sue); Clay Edwards (Dianne); Andrew Edwards (Belinda); Morgan Edwards; John Bel Edwards (Donna); and, Daniel Edwards (Blair), all of Tangipahoa Parish. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Brenda Brister Edwards, 24 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Dora Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her son, Christopher Edwards, Sr.; her parents, Rudolph H. Miller, Sr. and Ouita Husser Miller; her sisters, Ouita Karney and Joan Wallace; and her brothers, Rudolph H. Miller, Jr., and Richard J. Miller.

Dora Jean graduated from Amite High School in 1953. She went on to graduate from Our Lady of the Lake nursing school in 1956. Dora Jean spent the majority of her career as a registered nurse serving in the emergency department at Lallie Kemp Charity Hospital in Independence.

A lifelong parishioner of St. Helena Catholic Church, Dora Jean also offered her time as a catechism teacher and an RCIA instructor, preparing others to join the Catholic Church. Along with her husband Frank, Dora Jean was active for many years in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeking charity and justice for the less fortunate in Tangipahoa Parish. Dora Jean reigned as the Amite Oyster Pearl, alongside Frank as the Oyster King, in 2009.

Services will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite on Monday, January 23, with visitation from 8:30 until 11:30 in the church hall and Mass of Christian burial at noon in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, Dora Jean requested that donations be made to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), at, or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 1119, Amite, Louisiana, 70442. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, is in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Cynthia Ann Roberts

August 11, 1956 – January 17, 2023

Cynthia Ann Roberts, of Roseland, LA formerly of Metairie, LA, died Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in her home, peacefully asleep. She was 66 years old. She was the only daughter of Leroy Adele Wilson and Jacquelyn Veronica Greig Wilson. She was born in New Orleans, LA on August 11, 1956. She graduated from Boothville Venice High school. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a son Curtis Allen Roberts, Jr. and wife, Tiffany, a daughter Jade Andrea Buckley and husband Taylor. Two brothers Leroy Wilson and wife Sue and Craig Wilson and wife Tanya. Five grandchildren who were all her favorites and two precious great grandchildren. She was a sweet soul who loved football, crawfish boils and spending time with her family. Memorial Services at 3:00PM on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Services conducted by Bro. Darryl Miller. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


January 22

  • Luke 15: 11-32
  • In this parable, I identify with . . . .

Baptist Press

Baptist Message


You have two more weeks to purchase the item your class has been requested to purchase for OCC. Your items can be placed in the basket located at the front of the sanctuary. All your help is greatly appreciated!


Pray for all the hands that will be involved in shoeboxes – clerks in stores, purchaser, shoebox volunteers who prepare items and pack shoeboxes, volunteers at drop off location and collection site, shoebox checkers at processing sites, hand that help pack crates (two times – locally and again at the processing site, hands involved in transportation via plane, boats, trains, cars, bicycles, camels, hores, etc., and pastors and teachers at dectination sites where they are distributed to boys and girls. Finally, pray for the families of the children. All this equals HELPING HANDS FOR MISSIONS!

Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee