Love is patient,

love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

1 Corinthians 13:4

Happy Valentine’s Day – May you have much love to share with others today.


  • February 14
  • Job 38
  • Psalm 19: 1-4
  • “I am amazed at God’s creation when I . . . .”


Lynelle Henry Vines

February 21, 1931 – February 12, 2023

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at her home. She was born February 21, 1931 in Roseland, LA and was 91 years of age. She is survived by her son, Lonnie Earl Hyde; daughter, Karen Elizabeth McDaniel; sons-in-law, Richard White and Richard McDaniel; grandchildren, Michelle Rick Besse (Shaun), Melissa White, Jessie White, Lori Hyde Graham, Ginger Hyde Pittman, Jody McDaniel, Brandi McDaniel Blades (Roy), and Ashley McDaniel Robinson (Nathan); great-grandchildren, Anna Bordelon, Jaydon Besse, Lilly Besse, Isabella Besse, Bryan Menard, Harley Menard, Wyatt Travis, Grant White, Kayla Williams, Cole Williams, Crissy Williams, Casey Williams, Shelby Hilbun Oliver (Bruce), Harley Hilbun, Addie Robinson, Charlie Kate Robinson, Courtney Lloyd, Aaron Lloyd, Miranda Graham, Race Graham, Summer Graham, Madison Graham, Juanita Strayhorn, Peyton McDaniel (Scotlyn), Landon McDaniel,and Morgan McDaniel; great-great grandchildren, Saylor Grace Oliver, Cohen Williams, Heidi Menard, Addie Balderamma, and Ethan Strayhorn. Preceded in death by her mother, Addie Hooks Henry; father, Lonnie Henry; husbands, Odies Vines and the late Erwall Carl Hyde; brothers, Norman Henry, Archie Henry and Homer Henry; sisters, Eloise Rutland and Louise Murphy; daughter, Lynelle White; granddaughter, Pamela Williams; grandson, Scott Rick; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hyde. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. Pallbearers are Shaun Besse, Ricky Williams, Bruce Oliver, Roy Blades, Barry McDaniel, Ben Hudspeth. Alternates are Cole Williams, Grant White, Wyatt Travis, and Jaydon Besse. Special Thanks to Community Care Hospice,(Special thanks to Nurse Ashley and CNA Monica), Hood Hospital Staff and North Oaks Staff. Very Special Thanks to Carlene Thibodeaux, Barry McDaniel, Ben Hudspeth, Dick Carriere, Bobbie May, Michelle Rick Besse, and Melissa White. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

David and I remember many of the older generation of this family, but not this lady.


Today, let’s focus on all those we love and pray for them.


OCC has become a BIG project because of the number of children to whom we send shoeboxes and all the goodies we send to them. We shop twelve months a year and store items until we pack the boxes. We have to get 400 of many items – Composition books, coloring books, toothbrushes, etc. We have been reorganizing our room to help in the organization. We are now using the boxes printer paper comes in to make a big difference. If you have access to any boxes, with lids, we would appreciate you bringing them to us. You can leave them in the basement of the main building or give them to us at church when you see us. We’ll come to your vehicle to get them. Thank-you, ahead of time, for any help you can give. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!”


I am so thankful for my prayer list that I can refer to each day. I hope you have one too. If so, refer to your list and pray today. Each list is unique, just like each of us is unique. If you do not have a list, show some love today and begin a list to help in your prayer journey through life.

Anna Lee