“Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God?
So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing?
You already have all you need.”
~1 Corinthians 4:7-8 The Message~
Robin Alford‘s next surgery will be Monday. Her mom and aunt will arrive Thursday to help take care of her at her home.
Donal Alford had a hospice referral yesterday. Please continue praying.
Ericka Janelle Taylor
November 09, 1987 – February 22, 2020
On Saturday morning, February 22, 2020, Ericka Janelle Taylor went to her heavenly home. Ericka was a resident of Greensburg Louisiana. Ericka had a beautiful soul and a kind heart. She was always willing to help anyone in need. She had a passion for photography, loved doing hair and was incredibly talented in the art of doing make up. She loved fixing her nieces up for their recital each year. She loved watching LSU with her Papaws, going out to eat with her Mama, long talks with her Daddy and shopping with her Mamaw. Ericka was a single mother to a beautiful little boy Brendon Austin, who just celebrated his fourth birthday. Ericka cherished her baby boy with all of her being. He was the love of her life. Along with her son, Brendon Austin, she leaves behind her parents, Clint Taylor and Angela Travis who both reside in St. Helena Parish. Ericka also leaves behind her grandparents Joe and Margaret Estes of Kentwood and Jimmie Taylor of Greensburg, her brother Austin Taylor, her sister Krista Keller, brother n law Justin Keller, nieces Makynna and Annalee Keller and nephew Scott Keller. She also leaves behind her Uncle Vince and Aunt Sherry Estes and her Uncle Joey and Aunt Jamie Estes and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her step dad Darren Travis, great grandpa Gene Smith, grandma Sandy Taylor, great grandma Herlon Taylor, great grandma Boncie Smith and great grandma Bernice Birch. Ericka was loved dearly and will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. Pallbearers are Vince Estes, Joey Estes , Blake Estes, Justin Keller, Joseph Brabham and Butch Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Clint Taylor, Austin Taylor, Brendon Broussard, Joe Estes, Jimmie Taylor, Scott Keller. We will celebrate her life with visitations Wednesday at Taylor Creek Baptist Church from 6-10 pm and Thursday Morning from 8:00-11:00am. The grave side service will be at Greensburg Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 26
- Leviticus 19:1-20:21
- Mark 8:11-38
- Psalm 42:1-11
- Proverbs 10:17
Be a blessing today!
Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
Donald Alford is still at St. Tammany where doctors are trying to get him ready for going home. Please keep Donald and his family in your prayers.
Also, keep Smiley Conerly and his family in your prayers. Smiley was still working on a fluid issue yesterday.
Paul Morgan is doing well following his heart surgery. Thank you for your continued prayers for him.
Shirley Kinzy Simmons
March 07, 1947 – February 08, 2020
Shirley was a Family and Consumer Science teacher for 33 years at Kentwood High School. She enjoyed cooking
and teaching her students life skills. Shirley was a cheerleader sponsor for Kentwood High School for 17 years.
She also chaired homecoming activities including homecoming court, parades, and coronations. She was a 504 Resource teacher and sponsor of FHA for many years. Shirley was a lifetime member of the Alumni Association of Southern University of Baton Rouge, LA.
Shirley leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband, Jerice T. Simmons; her loving son, Quentin J. Simmons (LaToyia) of Gonzales, LA; her loving daughter, Tebecca (Ann) Belanger (Mike) of Houma, LA; 3 step-children, Eric Matthews (Trudy) of Battlecreek, MI, Atrina Simmons and Ashanda Simmons of Chicago, IL. 8 grandchildren, Brenley Simmons (The joy of her life), Lacey Schenk (Zachary), Quinton Didone, Jasmine Matthews, Makayla Banks, Jeron Stark, Makyia Simmons, and Malik Wynn; 2 great-grandchildren, Conner Waddle and Colton Irving. One brother, Roy Kinzy; One uncle, Earl Bates; three aunts, Wilene Burris, Betty Rose Williams, and Mary Neil McGee; one brother in law, Louis Simmons (Theresa); a special cousin, Bernice Dickerson; a devoted loving best friend, Elmira Wilkerson, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Ivy and Hazel Kinzy; and brother, James “Big Daddy” Kinzy.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Temple Chapel Baptist Church
912 Avenue G
Kentwood, La 70444
Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Temple Chapel Baptist Church
912 Avenue G
Kentwood, La 70444
Algiers Cemetery – McComb, Ms.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 15
- Exodus 39:1-40:38
- Mark 1:1-28
- Psalm 35:1-16
- Proverbs 9:11-12
Operation Christmas Child
- Please let me know if you would like a hands-on project you can do on your sewing machine or while watching televisions.
- Barbara Hutchinson is also looking for a couple ladies who use a rotary blade to cut out the wonderful totes that are made each year. Six yard lengths of fabric will be cut to twelve inch pieces. She will have all the preparatory work done, just need help cutting at this time.
Have a great Saturday. Don’t let the day end without doing something that makes a lasting difference.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Paul Morgan‘s heart surgery went well. Please pray for him during his recovery. Pray for his sweet family as they help Paul through the coming days.
Please pray for family and friends today as they sit by a bedside and wait/pray. We often think of the patient, but being there with the patient is often very difficult.
Josiah spent the day playing & got to meet Kimber, a therapy dog.
I have spent the entire day saying, “We play with toys, NOT tubes.” 🤦🏼♀️ Although, I’m sure that’s very difficult for a 2 year old when they are covered in them & they get tangled up with every move he makes. 🤷🏼♀️ I’m just thankful he feels like playing!
He is feeling better but still having issues with his oxygen levels. All of the respiratory viral tests came back negative. They made some more adjustments to his vent today & will re-evaluate his respiratory needs tomorrow. Unless he needs more support for urgent reasons. His X-ray showed some deep congestion so he will be getting special treatments every 4 hours to try to break it up. We are still waiting to see if we are going to add additional treatments for his infection based on the culture reports…but it takes several days to get the final report back.
Thanks for all the prayers!!! We have the best support system! To God be the glory!!!
Written by KK
Frances W. Hayden Lambert
February 23, 1930 – February 13, 2020
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born March 23, 1930 in Tylertown, MS and was 89 years of age. She is survived by 1 daughter, Barbara Stevens and husband, Calvin; 2 sons, Richard Hayden and Timothy Hayden and wife, Donice; grandchildren, Greg Stevens and wife, Reena, Terry Stevens, Chris Hayden and wife, Lori and Patrick Hayden; great-grandchildren, Cody Stevens, Logan Hayden and Kenlee Hayden; step- great grandchildren, Kyle, Hunter and Haley Rosalies; sister, Mary Bennett. Preceded in death by 2 husbands, Victor Hayden and Leslie Lambert;great-granddaughter, Megan Stevens; daughter-in-law, Fran Hayden; 3 brothers, Troy Winborn, Sammy Winborn and James Winborn; 1 sister, Faye Graham; parents, Q.P. “Hawk” Winborn and Era Hall Winborn. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 14
- 4 Exodus 37:1-38:31
- Matthew 28:1-20
- Psalm 34:11-22
- Proverbs 9:9-10
Knowing the One to whom we pray makes all the difference!
“Treat everyone you meet with dignity.”
~1 Peter 2:17 The Message~
We have a long list of prayer requests today.
- Paul Morgan, a former student, had a heart attack on the way home from work Thursday and will have surgery this morning at 7 A.M. in Baton Rouge. Pray for Paul and his family.
- Smiley Conerly has been back to the hospital briefly this week, but is back home. He will meet with his oncologist Tuesday so learn what is happening next.
- Donald Alford is still hospitalized at St. Tammany. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
- Andy Taylor is still working to overcome pneumonia. He is appreciative of your prayers.
- Mrs. Ruby Dillon is having some eye issues. Pray she can get some relief soon.
- Kristy Alford is at home. Prayers for her and her family are always appreciated.
- Buddy Morris’ recent report is that there is “no cancer”. Thank God for his continued positive reports.
- Chuck Brister is getting a port today and will be leaving for MD Anderson for a week of evaluation. Pray for Chuck and his family.
- Josiah Huckaby is back in the hospital. Pray for the infection to be properly treated and healed soon.
Marcia Darlene Wall Phillips
April 09, 1950 – February 11, 2020
Marcia Darlene Wall Phillips, 69 of Osyka died February 11, 2020 at her residence. She was born on April 9, 1950 in Magnolia to the late J. C. Hilburn and Bonnie Raybourn Crawford.
She was a dairy farmer.
Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Benton Wall; and her second husband Stroud Phillips.
She is survived by her daughters and spouses; Bonnie Annette Wall McMillan(Ronald), Molly Dee Wall Foster(Mike), and Melissa Phillips Petty(Tim); her sons and spouses, Joseph Benton “Joby” Wall and Daniel Phillips(Malissa); 21 grandchildren; 30 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Norma Jean Chase(Donald), Betty Wall, Dr. Lessa Phillips; a brother-in-law Chris Phillips(Ann); and her beloved pet cat Tommy George and Very special family and friend Alan an Vi Easley.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 13th from 5 till 9 PM and Friday from 10 AM till services at 1 PM all at Red Bluff Baptist Church in Greensburg, LA. Interment will follow at Wall Cemetery in Gillsburg. Rev. Leroy McElween, Rev. Joe Day, and Rev. Sonny Travis will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Robert Easley, Austin Easley, Michael Wall, Austin Powers, Allen Easley, and John Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Robert E. Easley and Sonny Travis.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 13
- Exodus 35:10-36:38
- Matthew 27:32-66
- Psalm 34:1-10
- Proverbs 9:7-8
Have a great day! Remember to treat everyone with dignity and to pray for these and other needs.
“Love . . . always looks for the best.”
~1 Corinthians 13:7~
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 10
- EXODUS 30:11-31:18
- MATTHEW 26:47-68
- PSALM 32:1-11
- PROVERBS 8:27-32
Operation Christmas Child
- David and I keep on finding good buys and cannot resist them!
- David is packing pencil packs (pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, highlighters, glue sticks, etc) and loving it.
- It is uplifting to walk into church on Sunday afternoons and find OCC items that were left that morning.
- The definition of encouragement – volunteers! I’m being encouraged!!!
- Doctor days are also “shopping on the way home” days. We can usually stop at a couple of places and find something there waiting for us to purchase for OCC.
- Thanks to all the classes for shopping as suggested. We got socks, flashlight batteries, pencils, etc. yesterday.
- I’m smiling because the shoeboxes reach an average of seven people when they are delivered. They also reach lives as we shop and pack the boxes here.
- I’m looking for an old, but functional toaster oven so I can melt broken crayons. If you have a toaster oven you don’t need and any old crayons, please let me know.
- Operation Christmas Child, February 2020
|Nursery & Preschool
||Pencil sharpeners (Dollar Tree)
|College and Career
||Plastic animals, large (Dollar Tree)
||Boy’s underwear (Size 2-16) More for older boys
|Joy, Friendship Circle. & Bank
|New Creations & Renewal
||$1.00 solar calculators
|Rebekah & Seekers
||Spoons for eating
|City Hall & Faithful
||“Barbies” (Dollar Tree)
The spoons can be found at Dollar General 3/$1.00. Someone asked me for their class.
FBC, Kentwood had two great services yesterday. We watched one on our computer from home and enjoyed being present at church for one. Good job, Bro. Darryl!
The senior adults of FBC will be traveling for lunch together Wednesday. If you can join them, please check with the church office for details.
Mrs. Shirley Simmons, a long-time home economics teacher at KHS, passed away. I had the pleasure of working with her. She was a great and caring teacher, a fine Christian lady who lived as an example every day, and someone who brought a smile to your face. She will be missed.