Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—

~Psalm 103:22~


Charles Edward Desplas, Jr.

April 4, 1951 – April 17, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Charles was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and majored in History. Then he joined the Navy. He was a  Seaman on the USS Barnstable County [LST 1197]. He loved building model ships and discussing topics pertaining History. Charles was always sweet and kind, loved his family, and was the best son, brother, and uncle. Charles was very compassionate with animals.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. Desplas and Nell Stubblefield Desplas. He is survived by his sister, Mary Posey Desplas Smith (Ben); niece, Sarah Jane Schwartz (Michael); nephews, Samuel Massie Edward Smith and Michael James Smith (Lacy); great-nephews, Cole Schwartz and Finn Schwartz; great nieces, Zilah Strayer, Isabella Smith and Eliza Smith; and many cousins and friends near and far. 

Visitation from 9:00AM until Catholic Memorial Service at 10:00AM on Friday, May 19, 2023 at McKneely Funeral Home conducted by Deacon Eddie Renz. Burial at Louisiana National Cemetery, 303 W. Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd.  Zachary, LA 70791 at 1:00PM. For an online guestbook, visit

Joshua Cleve Buniff

October 4, 1981 – April 21, 2023

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like agles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Josh was born October 4th, 1981 and passed away Friday, April 21, 2023 at the age of 41. He is survived by his father, Cleve Buniff; two sisters, Cindy Cook (Lee) and Libby Rush (Jesse); one nephew, Matthew Rush (Jessica); two nieces, Virginia Givens (Payton) and Jessica Rush; great-nephew, Canaan Rush; three great-nieces, Olivia and Abigail Ray and Eleanor Mae Givens; step-great-niece, Elizabeth Domiano; aunt, Virginia Bennett (the late Thomas Bennett); uncle, Cliff Buniff (Leila); and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Preceded in death by his mother, Joan Marie “Cookie” Miller Buniff; grandparents, Lee and Victor Buniff and Wilson and Jeanette Miller. Special thanks to Mrs. Lucy Williams, Ellen Lowe and Nikki Kidd for their care, love, and devotion shown to Josh over the years as well as Vital Care and Vital Caring for their service. Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. Services conducted by Rev. Mike DePhillips. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital New Orleans ( McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


  • April 22
  • Matthew 26: 38-46
  • “It is hard for me to pray when . . . . “

Today is preparation day for tomorrow, Sunday, “The Lord’s Day”! Do what you need to do today to make tomorrow run smoothly.

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to both Sunday School and the worship service. Knowing me, I know God has a clear message ready.

If you are interested in attending, but not familiar with our church, contact a staff member, a deacons, or any other member you choose to meet you there and show you around. You can usually find our pastor, Bro. Darryl, and several key members at the top of the front steps. Choose somebody and come expecting a blessing.

Anna Lee