Today is day ten of our quarantine which was imposed by our children. I see many more ahead. We certainly have wise children who look out for us. I’m glad I have several Operation Christmas Child crafts I can work on at this time.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Read the Bible in 2020 – March 20
- Numbers 30:1-31:54
- Luke 4:1-30
- Psalm 63:1-11
- Proverbs 11:20-21
Rev. Glynn Stone a former pastor at West Rome (GA) Baptist Church and present pastor in Longview, TX was killed in an automobile accident. Please pray for the family, especially as they face the same Caron Virus issues we are all facing.
We were blessed to have met and heard this mission minded pastor while he was in GA.
Josiah Huckaby is back at the hospital.
And in the blink of an eye…we are back in the hospital!
We went for an appointment in Memphis today & he started having some respiratory trouble. They went ahead & sent us home from clinic but told us to come back to the ER if he got worse. Half way home he got really flushed looking & was having more trouble. We checked his temp & it was 104.6 so we turned around & came back to the ER. I always have Tylenol with us so we gave that & by the time we got back to Memphis his temp was down to 101.9 and was at 100.5 about 2 hours ago. So far his X-ray shows pneumonia in his left lung, they have started antibiotics, & they are running some tests to determine if he has a bacterial or viral infection. We are still in the ER but hopefully we will be in a room soon.
To God be the glory! Job Huckaby
Keith Newell is able to move around some following his Tuesday surgerty. His nurse wife has been an asset to his recovery. She was sent home from the hospital last night. It is doubtful she will be allowed back in today.
Joseph Anthony Liuzza
July 22, 1943 – March 18, 2020
Joseph Anthony (Joe Joe) Liuzza, born in Amite, LA on July 22, 1943, passed away peacefully at age 76 on March 18, 2020 at North Oaks Regional Medical Center in Hammond, LA.
Joe was a successful sales person and entrepreneur throughout his life. From owning and operating a campground and recreation park, to bars, restaurants and many other business ventures, he always poured his heart into his endeavors. Friends and family would tell you that Joe was “real”. Ask him what he thought about a subject and he would tell you…. like it or not!
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Steve Paul Liuzza and Catherine Rispone Liuzza.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years and caregiver for many more, Elaine Swinney Liuzza; children, Chris Liuzza and wife, Connie, David V. Liuzza and wife, Stacey, Melissa Liuzza McCallister and husband, Luther, Cathy Liuzza McCallister and husband, Roland; Grandchildren, Lindsey, Steven, Carolyn, Jake, Cristian and Brecca; brothers, Jack V. Liuzza and wife, Fay and Steve P. Liuzza; nephew Anthony V. Liuzza.
Joe’s wishes of no funeral or memorial services has been honored by his family. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at his home in Amite for the immediate family.
Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit, MS in charge of arrangements.
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PAULETTE “POLLY” STEVENS DIBENEDETTO
Paulette “Polly” Stevens DiBenedetto, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Hammond surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1959 in Amite and was 60 years of age. She retired from Hood Automotive in Amite. She was married to the love of her life for 35 years and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to all. She is survived by her husband, Anthony G. DiBenedetto; 2 sons, Dustin A. DiBenedetto and Brody S. DiBenedetto; 1 grandson, Jude E. DiBenedetto; sister, Linda S. Cutrer and fiancé, Chester Pritchett; brother, J.D. Stevens and wife, Toni S. Stevens; and nephews, Bruce “Binky” E. Cutrer, II, Jerod R. Stevens, and Jace D. Stevens; niece, Keeli L. Cutrer; and great-niece, Laney R. Stevens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie L. “Rip” Stevens and Mary Nicosia Stevens. Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the services will be limited to immediate family members only. Interment will be in Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite.
Church will be livestreamed only! We will not be attending services at FBC, Kentwood for a while, but all services will be available on the Kentwood, First Baptist Church FB page. You can watch services in real time or any time you choose.
- Sunday @ 10:30 A.M. and 6 P.M.
- Wednesday @ 6 P.M.
I’m thankful my church has been doing this for a while and has worked through some of the problems that arose.
We will not have Sunday School at this time, but you certainly can use your present book and study on your own.
I have a thought. Each day choose one word (faith, peace. love, hope, compassion, etc.) each day. Look that word up in your Bible, phone, computer, etc. Make an entry in a notebook information you gain and how that word applies to you at this time.
We are in this together. Don’t forget to check on others via phone or computer. Person visits are not good at this time.
Stay in unless you HAVE to get out. David and I have found a little ride, with no stops, helps us some afternoons. We are blessed to be able to continue David’s medical treatment during this time. I will be sitting in the car while he goes in Ochsner alone.
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