Blessed are all who fear the LORD,

who walk in obedience to him.  

You will eat the fruit of your labor;

blessings and prosperity will be yours.



Pray for the people who live in areas damaged during Hurricane Laura.  No gas, no groceries, no water, no electricity, and no/damaged homes are some of their problems.  A classmate who lives there said it would be the 19th before their power is restored.  Pray for those living in these conditions during a very hot season.  A cousin has chosen to stay in this area until things get better there.  Pray for the volunteers of Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief as they minister in that area and for residents and business owners who have big decisions to make.




Please be in prayer for Buddy Morris and Eleanor.  I know they will appreciate your prayers.




Please be in prayer for Rev. Bob Simpson of Arcola.  He has had another back surgery and needs some rest time to heal his back.




Lucretia King Farr

August 15, 1966 – September 03, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at her home. She was born August 15, 1966 in Fayettville, AR and was 54 years of age. She is survived by her son, John Ryan Farr and wife, Melanie Gladney Farr; daughter, Blaith Farr Cuppy and husband, Casey Cuppy; 3 grandchildren, Bryce and Rorie Farr and Cash Cuppy; parents, Ronald Lee King and Melrose Lawrence King; 2 sisters, Marnie King Muse and husband, John Muse, and Christy King Cook and husband, Keith Cook; niece, Lena Cook; 2 nephews, Kent Muse and William Cook; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her grandparents, John Albert King, Jeanette Martin King, James William Lawrence, Sr. and Mildred Hueschen Lawrence. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 2:00PM until 3:30PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Helen Ruth Cox Bankston

July 30, 1946 – September 02, 2020

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

Helen went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:04PM. She was born July 30, 1946 in Amite, LA and was 74 years of age. She is survived by her son, Curtis Ray Bankston, Jr.; a daughter, Cheryll Lynn Bankston Shea (Paul); 2 grandsons, Matthew and Daniel; sister, Carolyn Hyde; and 4 brothers, James Cox, Floyd Cox, Dwane Cox, and Ronnie Cox. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewel and Annie Mae Stokes Cox; husband, Curtis Ray Bankston, Sr.; sister, Shirley Jean Bennett; grandparents, Otto Stokes, Sr. and Cora Lee Lebo Stokes and Philon Cox and Deane Mulina Cox. Graveside Services will be held at Lewiston Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 10:00AM on Friday, September 4, 2020. Services conducted by Pastor Jeff McKneely. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – September 4

  • Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18
  • 2 Corinthians 7:8-16
  • Psalm 48:1-14
  • Proverbs 22:17-19



Baptist Press –




Louisiana Baptist Message




September 20th is the deadline for turning in food/household supplies for the Louisiana Baptist children’s Home.  Items can be left at FBC, Kentwood until the 20th.




Thank-you for praying today.  Before you do so, add you to prayer list as you see needed.

Anna Lee


“He knows the way that I take;

when he has tested me,

I will come forth as gold.”

~Job 23:10 (NIV)~




Brant Covington, after two years of treatment, is now cancer free.  Thank God for his good report.




Sheryl Andrus Carnegie also got the same report at MD Anderson last week.  Join her in thanking God for a good report.




Frances Lupo Durio sees a surgeon the middle on this month to set a date for her cancer surgery.  Please join in as we pray for her.




Timothy Austin Alford

August 20, 1976 – August 28, 2020

Timothy Austin Alford passed away Friday afternoon the 28th of August 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana following a brief illness. Timothy was born August 20, 1976 in Zachary, Louisiana. He was 44 years old.

Timothy was a devoted family man, father of three and stepfather to one. He was a man who made friends wherever he went.

Timothy worked his early career in the carnival amusements industry before transitioning into commercial trucking, traveling North America delivering the goods that make our world go round. Always a hard worker, Timothy made sure his final load was delivered near Fort Wayne before going to the hospital.

He is survived by his children, Sarah Alford, Ryan Alford, Lauren Alford; step son, Hunter Meldahl; father, Dallas Alford; twin sister, Amanda Dorsa and husband, Matthew; brother Houston Alford and wife, Jessica (Katie); brother, Charles Alford and wife, Pamela; sister, Deann Alford Landers and husband, Doug; nieces and nephews, Casey Alford-Weaver, Carson Weaver, Camryn Dorsa, Cayli Dorsa, Madalynne Hughes, Dustin Alford, Heather Alford, and James Landers.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlsee’ Hawkins; grandparents, Charlie James and Lydia Hawkins and Homer and Hazel Alford; infant sister, Sybrina Seymour; infant brother, Marshal Daniel Alford.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.




Kay Bronstad Hughes

November 10, 1940 – September 01, 2020

Kay Bronstad Hughes died peacefully of Alzheimer’s at 1:35pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 79 in her home in Husser, Louisiana. Kay was born in Fort Worth Texas to Polly McCollum and Byron Bronstad of Kilgore, Texas and met Patrick Hughes of Natchez, Mississippi at Virginia Military Institute while a student at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, and they married in 1960 at Denton Texas. They then lived in Germany, the Panama Canal Zone, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and many other military locations for 20 years, until his retirement as Lt. Colonel in 1981. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Polly McCollum McGee Reeder; Father, Byron Bronstad; sister, Margaret McGee; and brother, Robert McGee. Kay is survived by her husband, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Patrick R. Hughes of Husser, LA; her three daughters, Teresa Buchanan of New Orleans, Deborah Conway of Waxhaw, NC, Carolyn Sheffield of Porter (Houston), TX; son, Ray Scott Hughes of Clinton, MS; sister- in-law, Suzanna Reeder of Port Aransas, TX; nephew, Bobbie McGee; niece, Leslie (Missy) Brown; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Kay was a devout Christian and a gifted achiever, mother, leader and businesswoman. She excelled from her youth as Homecoming Queen and National Honor Society member at Kilgore High School; to Officers’ Wives club leader in Schwaebish Gmuend Germany, to head of the Army Community Service in Ft. Campbell. She also received St. Barbara’s Medal for Ft. Sill Oklahoma. She served as the church secretary in Ft. Clayton, Panama Canal Zone. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1981, she became a MaryKay Cosmetics Sales Director in Baton Rouge, LA, and worked for 33 years earning innumerable sales awards, trophies, the Miss Go Give award and several pink Cadillacs and other vehicles. She was loved and honored by all who knew her. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite from 4pm to 5pm on Monday, September 7, 2020 with funeral services beginning at 5pm. Interment and a final service will follow later at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. Memorial gifts may be made to any Alzheimer’s research organization.




Read the Bible in 2020 – September 3

  • Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7
  • Psalm 47:1-9
  • Proverbs 22:16



Baptist Press

  • Kenosha, Wis. churches
  • Disaster Relief in LA
  • Medical Care in Indonesia
  • etc.



I was asked yesterday to give some idea of what we need/could use in the “shoeboxes”.  It’s wonderful to hear someone saying they want to make purchases and to request some guidance in shopping, even requesting a list here today.  I am so excited!  

  • 3″ balls suitable for boys or girls – 50
  • coloring books – 100
  • Mardi Gras beads – whatever amount you have available
  • Punch balloons – 50
  • Beach balls, not inflated – 50

Your help in packing shoeboxes is greatly appreciated!  Think of the children when they open the shoeboxes!  What a blessing each item is to them!

Anna Lee







“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,

and live righteously,

and he will give you everything you need.” 

~Matthew 6:33 (NLT)~




Robin Alford, daughter of Walton and Peggy Alford, posted an update on her ankle problem.  It’s been six months since her surgery.  The foot looks better, but there is still pain when she tries to walk.  Please continue to pray for Robin as she works to regain her normal walking ability.




A number of people from our area are working with LA Baptist Disaster Relief in the west Louisiana.  Pam Kliesch said they have worked with tree removal, roof repair, giving out donations, feeding, distribution of water, etc.  Many people needed encouragement.  Pam even had the opportuity to serve as a chaplain.  What a blessing our folks are to those who were hit so hard by Hurricane Laura!




Linda Nell Russell

March 22, 1945 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born March 22, 1945 in Foxworth, MS and was 75 years of age. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She had a kind heart, a beautiful smile, and a shoulder for anyone who needed it. She loved music, reading, and cooking but her true joy was her family, Astros, and Elvis. Her life was simple but she had a huge impact on many. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where she served for many years. She is survived by her son, Brendan Russell (Janet); 2 daughters, Alayne Russell Granat (Rod) and Jacquie Russell Summerford (Jerry); 4 grandchildren, Kyle Granat, Justin Summerford, Madelyn Granat, and Gabriella Summerford; sister, Mary Saxon Johnson; brother, John Wayne Saxon; sister-in-law, Kay Crawford Saxon; former husband, Conley Russell; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Saint Elmo Saxon, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Forbes Saxon; brothers, Saint Elmo Saxon, Jr. and Linnie Saxon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olaf and Edith Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – September 2

  • Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  • Psalm 46:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:15



Please remember the Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items need to be at the church by September 20th for the September 21st pick-up.  The list of most needed items is available at the church.  This food drive restocks the pantry at the home for the next year.  This is our 2020 opportunity to help.




Operation Christmas Child is making progress despite Covid-19.  If you have items to contribute, please get them to the church office.  If you have funds to help with shipping ($9.00/box). please turn that in soon.  Thanks for all your help in sending “Jesus”. toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world.  Contact the church office or me for more information.  You can use the link at the top of this post to contact me.




Tonight, at 6 P.M., FBC, Kentwood will give you an online opportunity to participate in Prayer Meeting.  I am thankful for this service and always look forward to the next time I can worship with my church family.




September brings us the Week of Prayer for state missions.  The focus week is September 13-21.  The theme for this year is “The Right Time”.  Your contributions help with many different ministries in Louisiana.




Baptist Press




Today is an empty slate.  What will you use this day to do?  Will it all be for selfish purposes or will you spend some time doing for others?

Anna Lee







“Brothers and sisters,

be patient until the Lord comes again.

See how farmers

wait for their precious crops to grow.

They wait patiently

for fall and spring rains.

You, too, must be patient.

Don’t give up hope.

The Lord will soon be here.”

~James 5:7-8 (GW)~





Read the Bible in 2020 – September 1

  • 1 Job 40:1-42:17
  • 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
  • Psalm 45:1-17
  • Proverbs 22:14



Please continue to pray for the many families with troubles of various kinds.  Pray for the many families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.




Some of the Baptist Press articles this week



I hope you found something that was interesting in these Baptist Press articles.  Prayer (and often action) is appropriate after reading each one.

Anna Lee


 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,

”and “every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him”;

and all peoples on earth

“will mourn because of him.”

So shall it be! Amen.



Bro. Rusty Durand did a great job preaching the first night of revival last night.  The message was about how God can use one person, each of us.  If you missed it, you can find it on FB or YouTube.  Tonight, Bro. Joe King will be presenting God’s Word to us.  Join us at 6 P.M. in person or online.




Bobby Landry of Amite has a lengthy heart procedure yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for a good recovery for him and for the family.




Another day and more friends with Covid – 19!  Please pray for the people of our area that seems to be especially hard hit at this time.  Pray for a preventive measure and better treatment for this disease.




Mr. Johnny McNabb passed away.  This was shared by his sister. Ann Huff.

As most of you have heard God called our dear oldest brother Johnny to heaven today to join his beloved wife, Monnie who preceded him to Heaven by 7 weeks and 2 days! He had COVID 19 but was recuperating from the virus but had a massive stroke from afib 2 days ago and could not overcome that.




Calvin Julius “Jukie” Stevens

March 27, 1943 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA as a result of the Coronavirus. He was born March 27, 1943 in Folsom, LA and was 77 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hayden Stevens; son, Terry Wayne Stevens; daughter-in-law, Reena Stevens; grandchildren, Cody Stevens, Kyle Rosalies and wife, Kelsey, Hunter Rosalies and Haley Rosalies; great-granddaughter on the way, Beretta Rosalies; 2 sisters, Shirley Maus and Dorothy Cranham; 2 brother-in-laws, Richard Hayden and Tim and wife, Donice Hayden. Preceded in death by his son, Gregory Stevens; parents, Everett and Geneva Stevens; granddaughter, Megan Stevens; mother-in-law, Frances Winborn Hayden Lambert; father-in-law, Victor Hayden. Visitation at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

This is the father of Greg Stevens who passed away last week and the family I requested prayer for last Thursday.   Please continue to pray for the family.  Losing two members so closely in time is extra hard.




God sent Hurricane Laura on a path that lessened the problems for our area and increased them for the people west of us.  Pray for the people who were in the path of the storm.  Pray for people to serve in ways to minister to the many needs.  Thank Him for those who “step-up” and do all they can to help in such situations.  May each of us find a way to participate in some way.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 28

  • Job 28:1-30:31
  • 2 Corinthians 2:12-17
  • Psalm 42:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:7



Baptist Press




Louisiana Baptist Message –




Operation Christmas Child – Thanks to two ladies from the church who asked about a need for our “shoeboxes” and who have already taken steps to meet that need.  At this point, I’m not sure what “packing the shoeboxes” will look like.  I will let you know soon.




Coming Soon

  • September 13-20 – Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer for mission work in Louisiana
  • September 21 – Pick-up day for our grocery collection for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – The annual Fall Food Roundup



What do you have to thank God for today?

  • Protection?
  • Health?
  • Family Blessings?
  • Job Situation?
  • Salvation for a loved one?
  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

Don’t forget to thank Him today.

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)


Anna Lee











“Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people.

I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

~Zechariah 2:11~




Hurricane Laura!  Pray, pray, pray!

  • We didn’t get the worse of the storm, but some other people got hit hard!
  • Pray for families that lost family members.
  • Pray for families who lost homes and businesses.
  • Pray for those who will be without services.
  • Pray for those who will be policing, rescuing, searching, clearing debris, cooking, providing meals, ministering to hearts, rebuilding, etc.
  • Pray for the long recovery for all the people.
  • Pray for those who will face Hurricane Laura in the coming hours and days.


Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief

BASELA Family- we are making Disaster Relief Preparations with the LBC in response to Hurricane Laura. We most likely will deploy a Feeding Unit to Lake Charles (or near there) Monday. Chainsaw Teams/mudout teams will be needed. If you can volunteer please call our missions office and leave your contact information (985-839-3827 select option three) Please be patient as we cannot deploy volunteers until the storm passes and law enforcement gives the okay. Please join me in praying for people in the pTh of the storm. -Bro. Stan




There will be plenty to do to help in the wake of this storm.  Not everyone needs to go and cut trees, repair roofs, etc.  Each person can do what God has equipped them to do.  Please do what God leads you to do.  I know we can all pray!






Charles Kenneth Cardaronella was born July 24, 1956, in Hammond, Louisiana to loving parents Virginia and Tony Cardaronella, and was a lifelong resident of Independence, Louisiana.  On August 23, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Charles peacefully succumbed to the complications of COVID 19, after fighting hard to overcome the disease.

Charles was the proud father of daughter Aeriel Cardaronella Cox, son-in-law Lance Scott Cox, and loving grandfather to Allie Ann Cox and Macie Ann Cox, all of Folsom, Louisiana.  Charles was the youngest of three siblings, survived by a brother, Larry T. Cardaronella, also of Independence, and a sister, Tonia C. Canale (Charles Jr.) of Tickfaw, Louisiana.  Nieces and nephews include Toby Cardaronella (Rhonda), Timothy Cardaronella (Tara), Jeffrey Cardaronella, Jeremy Cardaronella, Lacey C. Todora (Phil), and Casey C. Stewart (Josh), Brian  Canale (Melissa) and goddaughter and niece Dea C. Frederick (Brian), along with many great nieces and nephews.  Additionally, he leaves behind his friend and Aeriel’s mother, Paula Dugas and his loving godmother Mary Frances Cardaronella Brashears.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Virginia Carden Cardaronella and grant-parents Frank Sr. and Victoria Chula Cardaronella, and Thomas and Anna Belle Shelton Carden.

A 1974 graduate of Independence Boys’ High School, Independence, Louisiana, Charles was a Trade Show Carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  His work took him to various parts of the United States and into Canada, where he made lifetime friends.  Charles was a member of the Parish of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, and he volunteered much time at the Independence Italian Cultural Museum.  Charles’ loves included family, friends, and fishing.  He enjoyed cooking and sharing his jerky with everyone, too, as well as learning more of his Sicilian heritage.

Visitation will be conducted at Harry McKneely Funeral Home, Hammond, LA, on Friday, August 28, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be held in a private ceremony at a later date.

Honorary Pallbearers include Sidney Stabile, Richard Whalen, Guy Capace, David Falcone, Tommy Mandella, and Joey Campo.  Memorial gifts can be made in Charles’ name to the Independence Italian Cultural Museum, P. O. Box 582, Independence, LA. 70443.  Special thanks for all of the prayers during Charles’ fight, for the excellent care received from the OLOL Special Disease Unit, OLOL Palliative Care Team, OLOL Care Managers, and OLOL Chaplains.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.




Freddie Gene Routt

February 04, 1942 – August 26, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at his home. He was born February 4, 1942 in Wilsonville, AL and was 78 years of age. Freddie grew up in Baton Rouge and graduated from Istrouma High School in 1960. He worked at Ethel Corporation as a heavy equipment supervisor from 1965 until 1985. He also worked at Gulf Lumber in Mobile, AL as a heavy equipment supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Josefina Son Routt, Kentwood; daughters, Judalyn Ilaya Son, Kentwood, Hany Ilaya Son, Kentwood, Madonna Helen Jones, Baton Rouge, and Martha G. Kliesch, Kentwood; son, Frederick Christian J. Routt, Baton Rouge; and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Donna Milby Routt; parents, Herman Frederick Routt and Sarah Ashmore Routt; brother, Don J. Routt. The family would like to thank Jamie and Jessica with Encompass Health for their excellent care. Graveside Services will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA at 4:00PM Monday, August 31, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Dr. Michael Townsend. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit





Read the Bible in 2020 – August 27

  1. Job 23:1-27:23
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
  3. Psalm 41:1-13
  4. Proverbs 22:5-6




Baptist Press





REVIVAL – Begins tonight

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • In person or online
  • 6 P.M.




The sun is coming up.  The first thing I noticed is a beautiful red hibiscus flower. That reminds me of God’s faithfulness.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”



Don’t let the storm, sickness, being quarantined, or anything else take this message from you today or any day.

Anna Lee











“[The Lord] is being patient for your sake.

He does not want anyone to be destroyed,

but wants everyone to repent.”

~2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)~




First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Prayer meeting will be at 6 P.M.  You may attend in person, wearing a mask, or watch online at 6 P.M. on Facebook or YouTube.
  • Revival services begin tomorrow night at 6 P.M. You may attend in person or online. Please be in prayer for people to be receptive to what God has in store for us.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 26

  • Job 20:1-22:30
  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
  • Psalm 40:11-17
  • Proverbs 22:2-4



Baptist Press




We are thankful Hurricane Laura missed our area for the most part, but realize other people will be greatly influenced by the weather in the next few days.  Pray for safety for the people.  Also, pray for individual preparations and wise decision making.




The Covid-19 virus has impacted people in various ways.  A number of people are trying to work long-delayed surgeries in at area hospitals  Pray all will be done in God’s perfect timing.




Pray for those who are pretty-well homebound because of the virus.  It’s been almost six months for us.  Withdrawal from the normal activities of our lives causes major changes.  We have two people here, but pray especially hard for individuals who are alone.  Days can be long between mail, phone calls ,and visits.




Please pray for all the area students up through college age who are beginning another year of school.  Pray for good health and wise choices for each person.  Pray for teachers who are facing job changes or retirement due to Covid-19.




Dallas Kirk Russell

March 17, 1935 – August 22, 2020

A resident of Russelltown, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his home. He was born March 17, 1935 in Russelltown, LA and was 85 years of age. He is survived by wife, Mary Louise Ricks Russell; son, Stanley Barton Russell; brothers, Morris Russell and Conley Russell; grandchild, Colby Barton Russell. Preceded in death by father, Olaf Shelby Russell; mother, Edith Lillian Spring; sisters, Ontie Gredesky, Iris Bell, Mary Lyle Ellzey, Clariece Toney and JoAnn Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Friday, August 28, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Randall Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Samuel Paul Boudreaux, Jr.

August 06, 1942 – August 24, 2020

Samuel Paul Boudreaux, Jr., a resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carlota Collins Boudreaux; his children, Ronald Damian and Joy Lynn Boudreaux Moore, Kay Jeanine Boudreaux, and Thomas Scot and Tracy Lane Boudreaux Johnson; also survived by Linda’s son, Ronald Lyle Johnson and the Schwartz Family; grandchildren, Davin Paul Boudreaux, Joseph Scot and Rachel Johnson, Leigha Rae Watson, Joe and Rebecca Hope Easley, Ian Eldridge McKinney and Carrissa Cortez, Dustin James Watson, Thomas Lane Johnson, Jacob O’Bryan and Brittany Moore, Carlota Lynn Johnson, Ian Michael Johnson, Anabelle Johnson, and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Fitzgerald and family; brother, Hubert “Bubby” Tycer and the Tycer family; sisters, Mamie Reese and Mauricette Gilpin. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Paul Boudreaux “Jonboy” Moore; brothers, James O. Tycer and his wife, Robelia, Tommy Lane Buckley, and Bobby; a sister, Hazel; brothers-in-law, James “Jimmy” Schwartz and Dr. Joel Fitzgerald; and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Tycer. Paul wanted his family and loved them unconditionally. He enjoyed his garden, cooking Sunday dinner, fishing, hunting, and social gatherings including cards, music, dancing, friends, and his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We invite you to join us Saturday morning, August 29th to remember Paul’s life at his home with his family. Service will be at 10:00AM with food and fellowship following at 11:00AM.



Keep your chin up and God in your heart.  Focus on being a blessing to others.

Anna Lee


When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,

“I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”



Read the Bible in 2020 – August 21

  • 1 Job 1:1-3:26
  • 1 Corinthians 14:1-17
  • Psalm 37:12-29
  • Proverbs 21:25-26



Baptist Press –




Baptist Message –





Don’t just read and move on.  Take your time to answer each question.

What are you thankful for today ________________?  

    • In the world?
    • In your country?
    • In your state?
    • In your parish?
    • In your community?
    • In your neighborhood?
    • In your house?
    • In the room you are in now?
    • In your church?
    • In your family?
    • In your household?
    • In your heart?

What are you willing to change?




Continue to pray for:

  • Those who do not personally know Jesus
  • Families not in harmony
  • Family members with communication issues
  • Families with sickness in their midst
  • Families with financial issues
  • Adults, youth, and children in schools
  • Workers and patients in hospitals and nursing homes
  • Churches, leadership, members, activities
  • Workers and shoppers in stores, businesses
  • Etc.



Spend some time in prayer.

Anna Lee












To the one who is victorious,

I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,

just as I was victorious

and sat down with my Father on his throne.



Yesterday, we spoke with a former student who almost died with Covid-19.  What a horror story it was!  Thankfully, due to her knowledge. age, and previous good health she survived.   Please be careful.




David has seen two specialists this week.  Each of them gave him a very good update.  David also received Procrit and iron, his first, this week.  Thank-you to all who have, and who continue, to pray for him.  God has blessed us greatly.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 20

  • Esther 8:1-10:3
  • 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
  • Psalm 37:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:23-24




Baptist Press




Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

The truck will be at FBC, Kentwood on September 21.  Be sure to have your donations at church before that date.  Check with the office to learn of the items most needed at the children’s home.




Operation Christmas Child is still collecting and will begin packing soon.  I’m not sure if we will have our usual packing party due to Covid-19.  I’ll update you when that decision is made.  We will pack and ship shoeboxes this year.  We will also be serving as a collection site again this year.  Remember, there are children who have never had a “shoebox” filled with gifts and an introduction to Jesus.  Let’s be instrumental in being the “missionaries” who help them learn about Jesus.




Thanks for your prayers for all those mentioned here and for those who are not mentioned by name, but who are “Standing in the Need of Prayer”.  Here is a different arrangement, featuring focusing on children.  I think you will appreciate it.


Anna Lee







For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

~Romans 1:17~




Bryan Tate’s FB Update:

On this date two years ago Dale and Brandon left here with Bryan around 9:00 pm headed to MD Anderson. I thought that was the last time I’d see him alive as he was really low and i was sick and unable to go with them. Dale and Brandon checked several times on the trip to check for a pulse. They really didn’t think he’d make the trip there. God put him where he needed to be and put the right doctors there. It was game on and they/ Bryan never looked back. He was put in a trial that was God sent. In 28 days he was in remission and has stayed there. It’s been a long road, not an easy one but when we go back to Houston this fall he will be taking his last treatment. All by the Grace of God and in His time .

He has been on Prayer List all over the US as he served as the Wild Coon Hunt Chairman for BBCHA for the whole US and has many friends / acquaintances scattered over many states. The prayers of our local friends and church families have been especially special to us. We felt them all.

Of the last four times we have been home he has had pneumonia three of those times and hospitalized two of the times. We think this last time they have finally got a handle on it and looking forward him not fighting this constantly.

Continue to keep him in your prayers. We are so blessed with the best friends .




Most of the Covid-19 patients in our area seem to be improving.  Please pray for eveyone to return to good health and for others to NOT get the virus at all.




Ken Newman

September 16, 1963 – August 16, 2020A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born September 16, 1963 in Mc Comb, MS and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his son, Gabriel Newman; mother, Sydney Dykes Fuller and husband, Udo; 1 brother, Wayne Newman, Jr. and wife Sheena; former wife, Ronde Newman; Spouse to be, Debra Bennett. Preceded in death by his father, Wayne Newman, Sr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 3:00PM until religious services at 6:00PM on Thursday, August 20, 2020. For an online guestbook, visit

Patti Cox White

December 10, 1955 – August 12, 2020
Patti Cox White
Patti Cox White, 64, a resident of Zachary, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Visitation will be on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Galilee Baptist Church, Zachary from 10:00 am until service time at 12:00 noon conducted by Pastor Andrew Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Patti is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, David White, daughter, Brittany Murphy, son, Brant White, great nephew raised as her own son, Maverick Meadows”T-Mack”, sister, Mary Lillie, grandchildren, Hunter Murphy and Hayden Murphy, niece, Danita Lillie, nephew, Kris Lillie, and great niece, Gabby Maloy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stewart and Audrey Cox, brother, Stewart Cox Jr., father in law, Elisha White and mother in law, Edith White. Pallbearers will be Brandon Reeves, Albert Meadows, Maverick Dekota Meadows, Kris Lillie, Derek Foreman, Caleb Kistler, Tony Fresina, Jessie Jones, Hayden Murphy and Hunter Murphy. Honorary Pallbearer is Brant White.
Patti graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelors in Sociology. She was a probation officer for 32 years, a commissioner in charge for elections, reserved deputy for Constable office, substitute teacher for Livingston Parish Schools, manager for H&R Block, and volunteered for various food banks. She loved shopping, gardening and traveling.
Masks are required for anyone attending services or visitation

Dr. Sue LeBlanc

Loranger, Louisiana

Sep 19, 1945 – Aug 16, 2020 (Age 74)

Dr. Sue-LeBlanc-Obituary

Gwendolyn Sue Cooper LeBlanc, DDS, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at the age of 74. She was born on September 19, 1945, in Independence, Louisiana, the daughter of the late T.T. Cooper and the late Ruby Simpson Cooper. DrSue LeBlanc graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1975 where she was elected to the C. Edmund Kells and Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor societies. She became board-eligible in the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics in 1984 and received her accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. Besides running a successful practice in Hammond for years, she has also held an associate professor position at LSUSD and several esteemed positions on boards and honor societies throughout the years including: Board of Directors of the AAGO; president of the LA chapter of the AACD. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry and American Laser Society. DrLeBlanc is also a published researcher having several articles in The Journal of the AAGO, Dental Dialog, and PPAD: Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. In 2011, DrLeBlanc received her National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic.

Besides being dedicated to her profession, DrLeBlanc was also a loving mother and she absolutely adored her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.

DrLeBlanc is survived by her daughter, Michelle LeBlanc; son, Vial “Joey” LeBlanc, III, and wife Kristin; grandchildren, Nash Rung, Elizabeth “E.V.” LeBlanc, and Vial “Joey” LeBlanc, IV; sisters, Yvonne C. Vernon, and Patricia Ann Tynes and husband Don; brother-in-law, Allan Cummings and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vial “Joe” LeBlanc, Jr.; sister, Frances Sylvia Cooper Cummings and brother-in-law, Henry L. Vernon, Jr.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, Louisiana 70454 on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 609 3rd St., Independence, Louisiana 70443 on Friday, August 21st at 10:00 o’clock.

Inurnment will take place at Cooper Cemetery of the Sacred Heart in Loranger, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in DrSue LeBlanc’s memory to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation at, or to the Annie Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1007 W. Thomas St, Ste B-C, Hammond, Louisiana 70401.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home and church. Thank you for your cooperation.

An on-line guest book is available at




Don’t forger the online prayer meeting from FBC, Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.  You can watch on FB or You Tube.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 19

  • Esther 4:1-7:10
  • 1 Corinthians 12:1-26
  • Psalm 36:1-12
  • Proverbs 21:21-22



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