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Betty L. Blades
October 21, 1942 – May 15, 2022
Betty L. Blades passed from this earth on May 15, 2022. Betty was born in Lynn, Alabama to Lawson Tigner and Josie Reeves Tigner on October 21, 1942. Betty grew up in Kentwood, LA and graduated from Kentwood High School in 1960. After marriage she spent most of her adult life in New Orleans, having worked for Winn Dixie for 35 years. She retired to Tickfaw in 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ozel Pendley, sister, Faye Price and grandson Barry Hirsch. She is survived by her twin sister Martha Wall, her daughter, Vicki Hirsch, son Michael Blades, four grandsons Jonathan, Phillip, Sandy and Jason Blades, and the love of her life her granddaughter, Bobbie Jean Hirsch. Visitation is at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until Memorial Services at 1:00PM on Friday, May 20, 2022. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Angie Brabham Hebert, a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 13, 1968 in Greensburg, LA and was 53 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Hebert, Jr.; 2 sons, Doug “Bud” Deaton (Rachel) and Nick “Noot” Deaton; step-daughter, Amber Rachal; 2 step-sons, Courtleigh Hoth and Brennan Hebert; grandchildren, Kaydence “Snuggle Bugs”, McKayla “Ma KK”, Addisyn “Addy M”, Rayne “Lee Lee”, Jaxton “Bubba”, Tristyn “Brother”, Brynna “Miss Claire”, Emery, Bentley, Ryley, Emberlee, Brantleigh, Brayleigh, Christina, Abby and Damian; sisters, Shirley Shill (Jimmy), Nancy Brabham, Louise Brabham, and Janice Carter (David); brothers, Leon Brabham, Randy Brabham (Kathy), Robert Brabham (Janice), and Mike Brabham (Felicia). Preceded in death by parents, Amos and Louise Brabham; sisters, Jo Wall, Becky Millet, Faye Brabham, Deb Grice, and Marie Lederer; brother, Eugene Brabham; step-sons, Rodney Hebert and Travis Hebert; father-in-law, David Hebert, Sr.; mother-in-law, Irene Hebert. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Services conducted by Ken Spivey. Interment Brabham Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Pallbearers will be Kenny Boudreaux, Mike Brabham, Randy Brabham, Courtleigh Hoth, Ed Evans, and Joseph Brabham. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaxton and Tristyn Deaton.
MIRL EUGENE HANO, SR.
March 3, 1942 – May 8, 2022
Mr. Mirl Eugene Hano, Sr., 80, of Hammond, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born on March 3, 1942 in Independence, LA, to Mirl Vanroy Hano and Dorothy Anthony Hano.
He enjoyed the simple things in life; drinking coffe, fishing, football, and talking. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Lloyd Hano.
Survivors are one brother, Donald Hano; one son, Mirl Hano Jr. and his wife Shawn Hano; one daughter, Jennifer Hano McClendon; two grandchildren, Gatlin Hano and Vincent Bruno, Sr.; four great grandchildren, Vincent Bruno, Jr., Norah Bruno, Marlie Bruno, and Josiah Bruno; and a host of family and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 at Lifeway Apostolic Church in Kentwood, LA from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM with Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Harrell Sharkeyis home. Pray for him as he continues recovery at home.
Angie Brabham Hebert
December 13, 1968 – May 14, 2022
Angie Brabham Hebert, a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 13, 1968 in Greensburg, LA and was 53 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Hebert, Jr.; 2 sons, Doug “Bud” Deaton (Rachel) and Nick “Noot” Deaton; step-daughter, Amber Rachal; 2 step-sons, Courtleigh Hoth and Brennan Hebert; grandchildren, Kaydence “Snuggle Bugs”, McKayla “Ma KK”, Addisyn “Addy M”, Rayne “Lee Lee”, Jaxton “Bubba”, Tristyn “Brother”, Brynna “Miss Claire”, Emery, Bentley, Ryley, Emberlee, Brantleigh, Brayleigh, Christina, Abby and Damian; sisters, Shirley Shill (Jimmy), Nancy Brabham, Louise Brabham, and Janice Carter (David); brothers, Leon Brabham, Randy Brabham (Kathy), Robert Brabham (Janice), and Mike Brabham (Felicia). Preceded in death by parents, Amos and Louise Brabham; sisters, Jo Wall, Becky Millet, Faye Brabham, Deb Grice, and Marie Lederer; brother, Eugene Brabham; step-sons, Rodney Hebert and Travis Hebert; father-in-law, David Hebert, Sr.; mother-in-law, Irene Hebert. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Services conducted by Ken Spivey. Interment Brabham Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Pallbearers will be Kenny Boudreaux, Mike Brabham, Randy Brabham, Courtleigh Hoth, Ed Evans, and Joseph Brabham. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaxton and Tristyn Deaton. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Willie Lee Newman, Jr.
September 30, 1943 – May 14, 2022
Willie Lee Newman, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, LA, died peacefully Saturday, May 14, 2022, after an extended illness. He was born September 30, 1943 and was 78 years old. Known to all as Billy, he was also affectionately referred to as “Nub” by his hunting and boilermaker friends. He was a member of Boilermaker Local 582 and Kentwood Masonic Lodge 248 . He was a Shriner and gave faithfully to Shriners’ Hospital for Children. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and having a good time. He adored his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He fought many health issues over the last number of years, but his grandchildren, especially twin grandsons Hayden and Brayden, kept him young at heart. He is survived by 2 sons, Perry Newman (Ginger) Kentwood, LA and Randall Newman (Hannah) Labadieville, LA; 2 daughters, Karen Mizell (Mickey) Amite, LA and Laura Newman-Alvarez (Frank) Kentwood, LA; 2 step-daughters, Tabitha Coleman (Andy) Denham Springs, LA, and Heather Phillips (Russell) Summit, MS ; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Myrtie Newman Wofford, Kentwood, LA; 3 nephews, 1 niece, and countless cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Willie Lee Newman Sr., born in Kentwood, LA and mother, Dicy Neva Smith, born in Tinus, LA. A special thanks to the nursing and support staff of St. Helena Parish Hospital/Rehab/Nursing Home facility for the attentive care and comfort they provided until the end. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners’ Hospital for Children or St. Jude Research Hospital for Children. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Wednesday, May 18th, from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Masonic service at 11:45 followed by religious service at 12 noon. Services conducted by Vince Estes. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, La. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Would you please put Janet Berkaon the prayer list and have the prayer group pray for her. She and her family are our son’s best friends. She has a 2nd grader and kindergartener. She had breast cancer and they got it. It reappeared in the lymph glands under the arms and they got it. She goes to the doctor Tuesday and they think it’s now in the lymph glands under the neck. She really needs our prayers. Thank you so much. Love you and miss you!
READ AND WRITE THE BIBLE TODAY – “I Believe”
May 15 – Micah 3: 8
MAY MISSIONS – Pajamas for foster care children
OCC – Ladies’ Workday Saturday at FBC, Kentwood
TODAY’S PRAYER FOCUS – Hearts open for a WORD from GOD
Today, let’s pray for some of the couples from our church. Health is a greater concern as couples get older.
Bro. Joe and Barbara Baugh
Andy and Betty Taylor
Kenneth and Yvonne Birch
Jimmie H. Taylor
April 25, 1943 – May 12, 2022
Jimmie H. Taylor, a resident of Greensburg, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday May 12 at his home in Greensburg. He fought the good fight and will be dearly missed. He was a loving Husband, Daddy and Papaw. His personality and great sense of humor made him leave wonderful memories throughout all of his walks of life with everyone he met. He was truly a rare gem and will be missed terribly. He was born on April 25, 1943 in Booneville, Mississippi and just celebrated his 79th birthday and home with his family. He is survived by his one son, Clint Taylor; his 3 brothers, Morris Taylor and wife Barbara Jean, Don Taylor, Butch Taylor and wife Linda; sister-in-law, Marilyn Taylor; granddaughter, Krista Keller and husband Justin Keller; grandson, Austin Taylor; great-granddaughters, Makynna Keller and Annalee Keller; and great-grandsons, Scott Keller and Brendon Estes. He is preceded in death by parents, Roy and Herlon Taylor; wife, Sandy Taylor; brother, Randy Taylor; sister-in-law, Dot Taylor; and granddaughter, Ericka Taylor. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 5pm until 9pm on Monday May 16 and from 8 am until religious services at 11 am on Tuesday May 17. Services conducted by Vince Estes. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, La. Pallbearers will be Ken Carter, Trey Bullinger, Chuck Rick, Austin Taylor, Scott Keller, and Landon Taylor. Honorary pallbearer will be Whitey McGuff. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
TOMORROW EVENING – 5 P.M. – Class for couples who are interested in learning how to raise children in our modern world. Child care for all ages will be provided.
TODAY – Associational WMU Meeting at Montpelier Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M.
ALL ladies are welcome to come learn about missions and how our churches can work together.
One Week from Today – OCC Workshop for Ladies; FBC, Fellowship Hall, 9 A.M. – Noon
A native of Amite Louisiana- Graduated from Amite High School and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. Minister at Shiloh Church of Christ for many years before moving to Indiana. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Julius Fulda Jr, his mother Georgie Virine Stafford Fulda, his brother Charles Julius Fulda III his wife Jackie Fulda, his brother Fieldon John Fulda and his beloved son Criss Everett Fulda. He is survived by his son George Earle Jr and daughter in law Julie, his daughter Nina Virine. His grandchildren Kristen Elena, Michael Benjamin and Kendra, Lindsay Rayne and Jeriah, Emily Katherine, Myra Delena and Jada Virine. His great grandchildren Ella Jane, Ezra Michael and Juniper Wilde. His sister-in law Clytae Garland Fulda and his nieces and nephews. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Dolores “Dee Dee” Bridges
August 11, 1946 – May 10, 2022
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Merit Health Biloxi in Biloxi, MS. She was born August 11, 1946 in Crowley, LA and was 75 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James Bridges; daughter, Darline Trahan (Sheldon Blades), 3 sons, Robert James Bridges, Troy A. Trahan (Sonya), and Wesley P. Trahan, Jr.; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Gerald Broussard and Lonnie Broussard; 2 sisters, Erlene Clouse (Mike) and Gretchen Dupuis (Ralph). Preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Willie Mae Broussard; 2 brothers, Calvin Broussard and Terry Benton. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, May 16, 2022. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Donald “Skip” Cardwell, Jr.
September 10, 1946 – April 26, 2022 Donald Cardwell, Jr passed away at home in Roseland, Louisiana on April 26, 2022. Many knew him as Skip, a nickname bestowed upon him by his grandfather a dredger, or AAA DON. Don was born and raised by Don, Sr., and his wife Marjorie Cardwell on the family ranch along with his brother Doug. Don attended schools in Chowchilla graduating with the C.U.H.S. Class of 1964.
There are still several people from our area who are hospitalized. Please pray for families as they deal with hospitals, doctors, medications, traveling, etc.
READ AND WRITE THE BIBLE: “I BELIEVE”
May 12 – Job 33: 4
Sharing an invitation from Rachel Buckley (and FBC, Kentwood);
I would like to invite anyone who is currently raising children (of all ages) to come and visit us at Kentwood First Baptist at 5pm in the fellowship hall this Sunday evening for a great time of support, encouragement and guidance in how to raise your children with godly values in a world that’s trying so hard to influence them towards every direction but to God. Our goal is just that….SUPPORT!!! It’s going to be a great time. Men and women. Young and older. You may be the parents or the grandparents helping to fill the role as guardian. It’s for all. We will only be meeting once a month at 5:00 before our evening church services. Many churches no longer have evening services so if this is a situation any of you find yourselves in…. Come take advantage of the great things God is gonna do. Special thanks to Katie Lynn Brabham for being obedient to Gods voice and getting us going. Scripture says that Iron sharpens Iron and I firmly believe that we as Christians should take every opportunity we can to help sharpen one another to be ready to help our children and each other walk upright and without fear.
If there are any questions please contact myself, Katie Brabham, Brandy Cutrer or Wendell Rhodus. I sure hope to see y’all there.
SPECIAL GUEST MISSIONARIES – Bobby and Britney Spinks.
Bring a dish and join us.
Judy Perkins Noonan, FBC Greensburg
If you would like to carpool from Kentwood, contact me.
HARRELL SHARKEY‘s heart surgery went well. The family thanks you for your prayers, but would appreciate a few more in the coming days.
Please continue to pray for:
Mr. George Eddie Lee
Mrs. Margaret Oliver
Mrs. Micky Cade
Kallie Renae Dickens
July 21, 2017 – May 7, 2022
Kallie Renae Dickens was given to us on this earth for only a short time, and left it peacefully on May 7th 2022, surrounded by her Mom, Dad, and little sister at home.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her PawPaw Don Allen, Aunt Summer Allen, and two siblings we never got to meet. We’re jealous they were the first to hear her beautiful voice and silly laugh again.
She left her Mom and Dad, Hayley and Justin Dickens, and her sister, Kora Dickens, here to continue living out her beautiful legacy. Her sister Kora is her Bingo. Kallie will forever be our Bluey. Forever 4. Forever missed. Her time was short, but she changed the world with the time she had. Our world will never be the same.
Kallie has so many that love her. Her Nonna Denise Donut Dickens (Denise Allen) and MawMaw Cindy and PawPaw David Dickens. Her godparents Nanny Sam (Samantha) and her “T” Tyler Carey. Her Aunt Kat (Katherine), Uncle Josh, Aunt Laura, Uncle Jared, and her cousins Brody, Zoe, Erik, Charlotte, and Catherine Dickens. Her Aunt Anne and Uncle Bill Ford. So many more friends and family we could name. How lucky are we she is so loved. But she made it easy.
She was a lover of M&Ms, peanut butter jelly uncrustables, and frozen blueberries. She loved to touch her sister’s hair. She loved to dance. She loved to sing. She loved people. To be surrounded by them. To make them feel good and loved. More than any toy (except maybe her tablet).
Our lives and our hearts will never be the same. We will remember her kindness, her selflessness, her always wanting to make everyone around her feel special and loved. We will fight to keep spreading her joy. To be happy. To have a thumbs up even when times are hard. We will carry that with us for the rest of our days until we’ll never be separated from her again.
Our family was so blessed through Kallie’s courageous journey. We aren’t ready to plan a celebration yet (because her life should be celebrated). We ask if you want to do something in Kallie’s honor, donate to some of the amazing organizations we’ve shared on her Facebook page “The Optimistic Angel”. And if you don’t want to do that, just hug your babies and your families a little tighter and make sure you make every day count. Moments don’t have to be big, but they do have to be meaningful. This is something our girl has taught us
A resident of Kentwood, LA was called to be with the Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 5, 2022. She was born September 9, 1936 and was 85 years of age. She retired from Tangipahoa Parish Council with 25+ years of service. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, LA as well as a past member of East Fork Baptist Church, Kentwood, LA.
She is survived by her husband Udo Fuller; son Wayne H. Newman, Jr. and wife Sheena of Kentwood, LA; grandsons Gabriel B. Newman, Wesley T. Gafford and fiancé Raven of Kentwood, LA; Bradley A. Gafford and wife Kristin of Amite, LA; granddaughter Ashley G. Howe and husband Steven of Statesboro, GA; 7 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Helen Dykes; nieces Shelia Esch and husband Carroll; Tracy LeBlanc and husband George; nephew Ernest Scott Dykes and wife Sandra of Kentwood, LA
Preceded in death by son Ken E. Newman; parents Rodric Rudolph Dykes, Sr. and Velma Simmons Dykes; husband Wayne H. Newman, Sr.; sister Blanche D. Lea and husband Robert; brother Rodric Rudolph Dykes, Jr.; nephews Robert “Nick” Lea, Jr. and Homer Rodric “Rod” Lea; niece Sue Lea Hendrickson.
Memorial service will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, LA at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022 conducted by Dr. Danny R. Smith. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Lea Smith asked me to add his younger son today. Clint Smith, 45, will be having heart surgery, but the datte is not set. Please begin now to pray for Clint, Lea, and other family members as well as the doctors and others who will be a part of this procedure.
Harrell Sharkey is having heart surgery at Ochsner in New Orleans this morning. Please pray for him and his family as well as doctors and medical staff.
DONNA FAYE CHERAMIE
July 25, 1955 – May 3, 2022
Mrs. Donna Faye Stewart Webb Cheramie, 66, of Osyka, MS passed from this life on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at her residence.
Mrs. Donna was born in Magnolia, MS on July 25, 1955 and was the Daughter of Claudious Stewart and Faye Anita Stafford Stewart. In her earlier years, she worked on the dairy farm with her father. She enjoyed every minute of it. She loved to make jewelry. She had a rose garden that she loved to work in. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Cheramie of Osyka, MS; two sons, Billy Webb of Chatawa, MS, and Daniel Webb of Tylertown, MS; three brothers, Allen Stewart and Jeanine of Osyka, MS, Albert Stewart of Summerdale, AL, and William Patrick Stewart of Magnolia, MS; one sister, Kathy Husser and Nolan of Stoney Point, LA and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
A graveside memorial service was held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11AM at Stewart Cemetery in Gillsburg, MS.
FBC, Kentwood had another awesome service yesterday. If you were not there, you can watch it online on Facebook. (FBC, Kentwood, LA and yesterday’s date)
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Thank-you to Alcyon Hayden for a donation. I will spend it on something we need once we do some counting at church. We are packing 400 boxes, so we will need that many of various hygiene items, our current focus.
MONTHLY MISSIONS FOR MAY
Chinero Fowler did an excellent job telling you about Moving Mountain Ministry which is housed in our church. This ministry provides items for foster children at the time they are placed in a home. You are invited to purchase pajamas, for boys and girls of any age that will be given to these children as needed. You can leave your purchases in the church office or give them to Chinero or me. Thank you for helping little children at a very difficult time in their lives! I know you are thankful for the opportunity to help these children.
Let’s get out of our little world and do for others as God leads us. I am reminded of a friend who retired from teaching a few years ago. She said she prayed each morning for God to guide her in choosing what He wanted her to do for others thatday. He never failed to give her a name and a need.