May 26, 2023

May your father and mother rejoice;

may she who gave you birth be joyful!

~Proverbs 23:25~

I’ll attempt to switch back to my regular computer today.


As we move into a holiday weekend, I begin by thinking of what Memorial Day means. I am so appreciate of what many have done, the lives that have been lost, for my freedom!


  • May 26
  • Matthew 7: 24-27
  • Philippians 4: 6-13
  • “In uncertainty, I have strength because ….”


Tommy Simmons had. a medical report with both good and “not so good” results. Pray with and for him and the family as his treatment program continues. Be thankful for the good the treatment has don and pray for future treatment to reach to the other places that need improvement.

Be with this and all other families who are in times of uncertainty. Reread today’s Scripture.


Many individuals and families are facing difficult times of uncertainty – summer decisions, end of a school year changes, employment, summer camps and VBS choice(s),vacations, etc.


In case you didn’t locate these obituaries….

Angietta T. G. Keen

May 21, 2023

It is with hope in the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ and the joy of the promise of His eternal Kingdom that we celebrate the passing of Angietta Keen. 

Angietta passed on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the age of 72. 

Angietta, known by friends as Jet, was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Frances, brother Nick, and sister Angietta Marie.  She will be missed greatly by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 50 years, Dan, her daughter Kay and son-in-law Matt, and loving grands, Waylon, Laney, and Cohen, in which she served as a dedicated, spiritual, and loving role model.  

Angietta had a long and successful teaching career as a music educator for over 25 years. Angietta was also instrumental in assisting her husband with his band programs and with the music ministries at their churches. 

Jet was very active in Eucharistic Adoration, where she served as Adoration Coordinator, and guided tours of the church and campus.  She was a prayer warrior and true Christian witness of her steadfast faith.  If you knew Jet in any way, you should be assured she was praying for your soul.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 8:30AM until 10:30AM followed by the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at the St. Helena Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Interment will be in Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite, LA. 

Jet requested that, in lieu of flowers, those wanting to share condolences please make donations to the Shrine of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Retreat Center, PO Box 130, Osyka, MS 39657 or have Catholic Masses offered in her name.   

Jet’s family would like to extend great thanksgiving for the blessings of friends, family members, and church community by offering prayers, cooking meals, and assisting in numerous ways during this difficult time. 

David Ray Hilbun, Sr.

David Ray Hilbun, Sr.

July 24, 1950 – May 23, 2023

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born July 24, 1950 in Kentwood, LA and was 72 years of age. He was honorably discharged from USMC and a Vietnam Veteran with a National Defense Service Medal, a Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with one star and a Rifle Marksman Badge. He is survived by his daughter, Misty Hilbun Brown; daughter-in-law, Brandi McDaniel Hilbun Blades (Roy); grandchildren, Kelsey Denise Hilbun, Shelby Lynn Hilbun Oliver (Bruce), and Harley Danyelle Hilbun; great-grandchildren, Saylor Grace Oliver and Collin Ray Oliver; expecting great-grandchild, Kaden Isaiah Woodard; sister, Barbara Ann Hilbun Graham; nephew, Kenneth Ray Graham. Preceded in death by his wife, Judy Ann Newsom Hilbun; daughter, Tanya Denise Hilbun; son, David Ray Hilbun, Jr.; father, Dave Odie Hilbun; mother, Jessie Maxine Lea Hilbun; brother-in-law, Douglas Graham; nephew, Alan Graham. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Friday, May 26, 2023. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

In case you didn’t locate Baptist Press or Baptist Message:




May 28 – “Rebellion” – Ezekiel 20

Service begins at 10:30 and is available in person and online (real time or later time).

Have a great end of the week. Plan to so something to remember those being honored today.

Anna Lee