If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

 2 Chronicles 7:14

I pray our nation continues to look up to our God for his love and guidiance in all we do. May He continue to bless our people.


  • Week 10 – The Holy Spirit: Power for Life
  • March 5
  • Matthew 1:18; 3: 16-17; 4:1
  • “In Christ’s early life, the Holy Spirit . . . .”


Helen Spears Smith

May 19, 1929 – March 1, 2023

Mrs. Helen Spears Smith, 93, of Osyka, MS, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on May 19, 1929, in Osyka, MS, to Fred Andrew Spears and Eunice Cutrer Spears.

She was well known for her time owning and operating LaSherry’s restaurant in her home town of Osyka with her husband Millard. This adventure gave them plenty of opportunity to socialize and make new friends in their community which she loved so much. She also had a passion for her flowers which led to some night school learning how to make beautiful flower arrangements. She put this talent to work helping numerous nieces & nephews providing all floral arrangements for their weddings. Most important to her was her love & concern for family that included nine brothers and sisters and many, many nieces & nephews that considered her their most favorite aunt celebrating countless holiday events in her home filled with joy, laughter and wonderful memories that will never be forgotten.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 wonderful years, Millard Smith; two sisters, Addie Lee Spears Feigler and Louise Spears; and eight brothers, Talmadge Spears, Fred Andrew Spears, Frederick Spears, Jimmie Spears, Roderick Spears, Homer Spears, Charles Spears, and Ben Spears .

She is survived by her two sisters, Ruby Spears Chambers and Margie Spears Daniels; and a host of nieces and nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers are Freddie Spears, Damon Spears, Bentley Spears, Justin Spears, Landon Lockwood, and Cody Spears.

Honorary pallbearers are Steve Spears and Jay Chambers.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit, MS, beginning at 1PM until time of service at 2PM. A graveside service will immediately at Osyka Cemetery follow with Bro. Rick Kennedy officiating.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Kayla, Marilyn, and Kim with Enhabit Hospice as well as caregivers, Keyvalyn Jackson and Jackie White.


God blessed us with many “Willing Hearts” and “Willing Hands” yesterday. It was a such a blessing. to be there and witness groups of people doing so many tasks and loving whatever their hands were doing. Thank-you , God, for blessing members of our church as you are blessing children through Samaritan’s Purse.


Today, let’s think of OTHERS and how we can minister to them. Then, may we get busy doing what God guides us to do.


Remember, to worship God in one of His many houses of worship today.

Anna Lee