“He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.”

~Psalm 147:3~




First Baptist Church, Kentwood is accepting donations of food for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The pick-up date is September 21.

Most Needed Items:

      • Bottled juice
      • Children’s cereals
      • Cleaning supplies
      • Cooking oil
      • Dishwasher detergent
      • Freezer bags
      • Canned fruit
      • Kool-Aid
      • Laundry detergent
      • Paper towels
      • Salad dressings





Operation Christmas Child items can be left at the church Monday – Friday.

  • 3″ balls (3/bag at Dollar Tree)
  • $1.00 flashlights (Walmart)
  • AA batteries (Walmart)
  • Checkers with foldable plastic mat (Dollar Tree)



Please continue to pray for everyone with Covid-19 virus.  Wear your mask as practice social distancing.  Thank God for those who do that and have been doing so.  Let’s prevent as many cases as possible.




Mark Jones

October 18, 1967 – August 13, 2020

Mark Jones, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born October 18, 1967 in Hammond, LA and was 52 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christine Smith and husband Cody and Mikki Jones; grandchildren, Peyton Smith and Cameron Smith; mother, Frances Jones; brother, Jeff Jones and wife, Tammy; nephew, J.J. Jones. Preceded in death by Johnny L. Jones. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until Funeral Services at 11:30AM on Monday, August 17, 2020. Services conducted by Father Howard Adkins. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Johnnie Marion McKenzie

January 03, 1940 – August 13, 2020

Johnnie Marion McKenzie

Graveside services for Johnnie Marion McKenzie , 80, of Tylertown, Msississippi will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Union Church Cemetery in Tylertown with Rev. Doug Lee and Rev. Ron Jordan officiating.

Mr. McKenzie passed away in Brookhaven, Mississippi on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was born January 3, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Sarah Thornton and Clark McKenzie. He is also preceded in death by his granddaughter Amanda Mathis and his great-grandson Caleb Mathis.

He enjoyed watching baseball, old movies, hunting, target practicing and spending time with his family. Mr. McKenzie was a member of Union Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and as part of the Baptist Brotherhood. He served as a volunteer Civil Defense Director and as Walthall County Justice Court Judge for many years. Mr. McKenzie retired as Sergeantfrom the Army National Guard and also woked as a timber cruiser for Monticello Forestry company for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Frances McKenzie; son Gary Marion McKenzie and his wife Sylvia McKenzie; daughters Becky Dickerson and her husband Tim Dickerson, Cindy Smith and her husband Chad Smith,  Christy Yarborough and her husband Chad Yarborough; grandchildren Jason McKenzie, Ashley Greene and her husband Travis Greene, Stephanie Harper, Johnny McKenzie and his girlfriend Becca Gaudet, Craig Dickerson and his wife Alex Dickerson, Corey Dickerson and his wife Beth Anne Dickerson, Heather Coker and her husband Tyler Coker,  Brayden Smith, Caleb Yarborough and his fiance’ Elleana Smith, Caylee Grace Davis and her husband Zane Davis, and Caden Yarborough; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister Virginia Sauls; brothers Henry Earl McKenzie and his wife Ginn McKenzie, Jimmy Thornton and his wife Katie Thornton, Dewayne Thornton and his wife Debbie Thornton, Harold Thornton and his wife Susan Thornton, James Thornton and his wife Jeri Thornton; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and loving family.

Pallbearers are Johnny McKenzie, Craig Dickerson, Corey Dickerson, Caleb Yarborough, Caden Yarborough, Zane Davis,  and Tyler Coker.

Honorary pallbearers are Lucas Thornton, Mark Brumfield, and Tim Dickerson along with the deacons of Union Baptist Church.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 15

  • Nehemiah 9:22-10:39
  • 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13
  • Psalm 34:1-10
  • Proverbs 21;13



Reminder: Due to Covid-19, FBC, Kentwood will provide online services only tomorrow.  You can find them on Facebook and You-tube at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.




Coming soon – Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions (Georgia Barnette)

Anna Lee









May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,  encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~




New Baby! – Deliliah May Hutto

  • 8-13-2020
  • 7:21 A.M.
  • 6lb. 11 oz.
  • 20.5 In.
  • Parents: Joe and Ashley Miller Hutto




Please continue to pray for the Kentwood families dealing with Covid-19.




Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia

August 09, 1935 – August 12, 2020

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia, a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her home. She was born August 9, 1935 in New Orleans, LA and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Philip (Chuck) Ingraffia, Jr. and wife, Chantel of Loranger, LA and Jon Ingraffia of New Orleans, LA; 1 brother, Jack Carona, III and wife, Anna of Independence, LA; 4 grandchildren, Daren (D.L.) Vicellio, Philip Ingraffia,III( Mckayla), Luke Ingraffia(Brooke) and Jake Ingraffia; 2 great-grandchildren, Shyenne Vicellio and Gunner Vicellio. Preceded in death by her spouse, Philip (Pluto) Ingraffia, Sr.; daughter, Jackie Ingraffia; mother, Christine Lucia Carona; father, Jack Carona, Jr.. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Geraldean Merritt Sanders

January 26, 1924 – August 11, 2020

Geraldean Merritt Sanders, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 26, 1924 in Osyka, MS and was 96 years of age. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Tourism for 30 years. She loved her job and the trips she and Judy were able to go on because of it. The thing she was most proud of though, was her family. She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Posey of Dora, AL and Judy Sanders of Kentwood, LA; 6 grandchildren, Scott Posey (Karen) of Denham Springs, LA, Denver Posey (Victoria)League City, TX, Kim Sulzby (Jay)Dora, AL, Michelle Bridges(Paul) Kentwood, LA, Marcie Grice (James) Kentwood, LA, Justin Hendry (Dana) Kentwood, LA, son-in-law, Larry Hendry, Kentwood, LA; 23 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; as well as being “Maw Maw” to numerous others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sanders; son, Aubrey Ray Sanders; daughter, Marie Hendry; parents, Obediah and Jessie Merritt; and son-in-law, Raymond Posey. Pallbearers are Scott Posey, Denver Posey, Justin Hendry, Caleb Hendry, Triston Lofton and Jeffery Posey. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Shumock. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 14

  • Exodus 37:1-38:31
  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 9:9-10



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Louisiana Baptist Message –




The truck from the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood early on September 21st.  Be sure to leave your donations of food for the next year at FBC early.




Donations for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” can also be left at the FBC, Kentwood.




As far as I know the revival for the 27-30th is still on the calendar.  If something changes, I will let you know.




Thank God for the recent professions of faith and baptisms at FBC, Kentwood.

Anna Lee














LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress.

~Isaiah 33:2~




Martha Griffith‘s memorial service has been postponed due to the virus.  Please continue to pray for her family.




Pattie Lillie White, formerly of Roseland, passed away.  The message is from Kris Lillie.

I’m posting with a heavy heart, my Mom’s Sister Patti passed this morning, she is with my Grandmother and Grandfather in Heaven, as I write this post. She was like a mother to me and my sister and she helped raise us. It’s heard to believe that she is gone but I can’t question anything that God does. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family, her husband David White, her daughter Brittany White Murphy and her son Brant White. Brittany has 2 children who will miss their grandmother very much. My Mom is really having a hard time dealing with my aunts passing. Please send prayers for my family. I know her children and her husband are having a hard time dealing with this. I last spoke to my aunt about a month ago, but was not able to communicate with her anymore because she was in ICU and not able to communicate. This is like a bad dream or some kind of nightmare that I just can’t wake from. Please just pray for my family. Thanks so much.




Gail Brister’s brother-in-law passed away.

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr.

March 29, 1935 – August 11, 2020

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr., a resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born March 29, 1935 in Amory, MS and was 85 years of age. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation, 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Independence Lodge # 458, member of The First Baptist Church of Independence, Veteran of U.S. Army during the Korean conflict with the 11th Airborne division and retired District Fire Chief of Jefferson Parish. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Weaver; daughter, Kerry Layne Brown and husband Ricky; 2 sons, Capt. Larry Wayne Weaver and wife, Trudy and Herbert Payne Weaver, Jr. and wife, Bricy; special daughter-in-law, Amanda Dorsa; special son-in-law, Matt Dorsa; 12 grandchildren, Trisha Gambino, Heather Tassin, Laurel Cotton, Isaiah Weaver, Abe Brown, Adam Brown, Sam Weaver, Jr., Chase Weaver, Carson Weaver, Casey Weaver, Trey Weaver and Yoga Mann; 2 special grandchildren, Camryn and Cayli Dorsa; 20 great- grandchildren, Koty Ketchum, Bethany Ketchum, Chrysta Ketchum, Shelby Tassin, Bryce Tassin, Alayna Cotton, Ashira Cotton, Riley Brown, Chloe Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Ezra Brown, Solomon Weaver, Maddox Weaver, Serenity Weaver, Gauge Weaver, Harley Weaver, Haven Weaver, Devin Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Taylor Metz; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Elizabath Ketchum and Elijah Ketchum. Preceded in death by his mother, Louella Harden; father, Word Harden; son, Capt. Samuel Richard Weaver; grandchild, Ricky Brown, Jr. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 13

  • Nehemiah 5:14-7:73
  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:8-10




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Today is a good day to focus on some good news.

  • God let us wake up.
  • Our loved ones are just a phone call away.
  • We have air-conditioning for the August temperatures.
  • There is food enough to feed a small army in the pantry and freezers.
  • Our vehicles have gas and good tires to take us were we need to go.
  • Walmart still does grocery pick-up.
  • Prayer meeting came to us at home last night.
  • Our collection of items for “shoeboxes” is progressing.
  • My sister helped me tremendously with the “shoeboxes” this year.
  • A friend reported that yesterday was a better day because of no fever.
  • Friends call to be sure we are okay.
  • Someone asked if we needed anything this week.
  • David is so much stronger.
  • Doctors have tender hearts and sometimes think about patients as family,
  • We will be celebrating 53 years of marriage today.
  • I loved being a teacher at school and at church.
  • Retirement is wonderful.
  • God still loves us and has a place prepared for us.

What’s on your list?

Anna Lee


Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,  

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.



Please continue to pray for the many around us who have Covid-19, especially those who are hospitalized.  Pray for family member who are separated because of this disease, but for their own protection.




Pray for all those involved with the school systems in our area.  Not only for the academics, but for the health of everyone involved.




Continue to watch the online version of prayer meeting of FBC, Kentwood or others you choose.  FBC, Kentwood will air at 6:00 tonight on Facebook and You=Tube.




Dr. John T. Anzalone

May 11, 1929 – August 11, 2020

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born May 11, 1929 in Independence, LA and was 91 years of age. He graduated from Loyola School of Dentistry in 1961 and practiced in Amite, LA for 40 years. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and LSU Alumni Association. He enjoyed high school football and tailgating with his sons at LSU football games. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tillie Calcagno Anzalone; 3 sons, Johnny Anzalone, Thomas Anzalone and wife, Lisa, and Paul Anzalone and wife, Donna; 2 daughters, Mary Gerwitz and husband, Ray, and Theresa Anzalone; grandchildren, Christopher, Nick, and Jack Anzalone, Hannah Anzalone McDaniel and husband, Kevin, Jenna Anzalone, Joshua Anzalone, and John Gerwitz. Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Lena Anzalone; grandchildren, Hailey Elizabeth Anzalone and Eric Joseph Anzalone; 2 brothers, Sam F. Anzalone and Frank T. “Gene” Anzalone; and 1 sister, Rose Lapuma. Services will be held privately. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 12

  • Nehemiah 3:15-5:13
  • 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
  • Psalm 32:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:5-7



Today’s Baptist Press




May God richly bless you this day.  Be sure to thank Him!

Anna Lee







“When my life was slipping away,

I remembered you—

and in your holy temple you heard my prayer.”

~Jonah 2:7 (CEV)~

Jonah had a powerful testimony that he shared.  I know several people today who have powerful testimonies about God hearing their prayers.




The Carona virus has attacked our area.  Many families are in need of our prayers.




The service for Martha Griffith that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because our church is closed for two weeks due to the virus.  I’ll give you a new date at some future time.




Patrick “Boc” Sims

December 04, 2000 – August 10, 2020

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, LA. He was born December 4, 2000 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by 3 sisters, Jasie Sims, Logan Moneyhun, and Lana Sims; grandfather that raised him, Pat Hendry; grandparents, Debbie and Bob Harvin, and Kent Sims; niece, Karter Abernathy; aunt, Julie Hutchinson and husband, Robert; uncle, Travis Hendry and wife, Hannah, and Earl Ray Clark, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Jason Sims; mother, Barbara Hendry; grandmother, Margaret Hendry; cousins, Mary-Margaret Hendry, Leslie Marie Hendry, and Lige Leslie Hendry. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Brain Injury Association of Louisiana at For an online guestbook, visit




Alvin Denman Strickland

September 06, 1951 – August 09, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home. He was born September 6, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Darlene Strickland; daughter, Tina Chambliss and husband, Heath; son, J. D. Strickland and wife, Meagan; sister, Virgie Aull and husband, Russell; grandchildren, Destinee Chambliss McElveen and husband, Brodie, Larissa Denise Strickland, Brenna Cheyenne “BB” Strickland, Aaron Chambliss and girlfriend, Jennifer, and Austin Chambliss and girlfriend, Roxanne; great-grandchildren, Laythen Chambliss, Zayn Chambliss, Kanon Chambliss, Caysen McElveen, Aubrey McElveen, and Ryland Strickland (arriving any day). Preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Juanita Strickland; sister, Bonnie Coon; and nephew, Rusty Aull. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Stafford and Bro. E. J. Didone. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Aaron Chambliss, Austin Chambliss, Brodie McElveen, Doug Coon, Jo-Jo Norris, and Paul Bridges. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph “Butch” Estes, Charles Roy Womack, Robert McGuire, and Robert Prine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 11

  • Exodus 32:1-33:23
  • Matthew 26:69-27:14
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 8:33-36



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Continue to pray for revival.  It is scheduled for the 27th-30th.




Thanks for reading and praying.  

Anna Lee


“It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, LORD Most High!

It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (CEV)

Our God gives second chances!




Please begin praying for Caleb Estay.  He will be having a lump on this neck checked Tuesday.  Pray all goes well.




Please pray for the family of Coach Dickie Meeks.  I taught with him at OFA.  His students thought the moon of him.  He became well know for winning teams and influencing lives in the right direction.  He passed away due to cancer.  His services will be Saturday in Longview, TX.




Read the. Bible in 2020 – August 5

  • Ezra 1:1-2:70 1
  • Corinthians 1:18-2:5
  • Psalm 27:7-14
  • Proverbs 20:22-23



This morning I was blessed with a message from someone who is quarantined, but still wanting to help with Operation Christmas Child.  He asked for a suggestion about something he can order online.  This virus cannot stop the generosity of God’s people!




The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood on September 21st to pick up our donations for their pantry.  They only ask for this help once a year.  Below is a list of the items they need the most this year:

  • Bottled Juices
  • Cleansing Supplies (Disinfectants)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Freezer Bags
  • Fruit (Canned)
  • Kool-Aid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Salad Dressings

Your items can be left at the church any time in the next few weeks.




Baptist Press




Find ways to be helpful/encouraging despite the virus!

Anna Lee



Another verse from Jonah!

“When I had lost all hope,

I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord.”

~Jonah 2:7 (TLB)~

I read this thought earlier.  It went something like:

When you have big troubles, turn your thoughts to God.  He’s bigger!




Please pray for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  There are many considerations for everyone to make.




Carol Ann Cleveland got to come home from the hospital.  Thank-you for praying for my sweet friend.




There will be a memorial service for Martha Griffith at FBC, Kentwood on August 15th.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 3

  • 2 Chronicles 33:14-34:33
  • Romans 16:10-27
  • Psalm 26:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:19



Revival at FBC, Kentwood

  • Thursday, August 27 – Bro. Rusty Durand
  • Friday, August 28 – Bro. Joe King
  • Saturday, August 29 – Brandon Digilormo
  • Sunday, August 30 – Bro. Joe Weaver


  • All services – Riverside Revival Band


  • Evening services will begin at 6 P.M.
  • Sunday morning service will begin at 10:30



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Please contact me by writing in the “Contact”  section on this site if you have praises, requests. or updates you would like to share.

Anna Lee






“From inside the fish

Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.”

~Jonah 2:1 (NIV)~


This Scripture leads me to think we can pray for God any where and any time!




Scott Womack‘s procedure for Friday was postponed until Tuesday due to a hospital emergency situation.  Please continue to pray for Scott’s procedure.




Carol Ann Cleveland was better today.   Please continue to pray for her.




Friends, John and Barbara Forshag, are quarantined.   She tested positive for the virus.  He was tested later and has no results yet.  Both are experiencing mild symptoms.  Please add them to your prayer list.




Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, formerly of Amite, has cancer.  Her recent trip to MD Anderson showed no cancer.  Pray she is in “remission”.




Travis A. Howes

September 30, 1935 – July 30, 2020

A resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. He was born September 30, 1935 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 84 years of age. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Howes; 2 sons, Bryan K. Howes and wife, Carla, and Steven K. Howes and wife, Colleen; 1 daughter, Rene H. Dyer and husband, Trey; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Olga Howes; 3 brothers, Warren Howes, Stanley Howes and Alden Howes. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 3, 2020. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Vivian Lambert Trabona

January 14, 1947 – July 29, 2020

Vivian Abiline Lambert Trabona, age 73, passed away peacefully July 29, 2020 in Covington, La. She was born January 14, 1947 in Independence, La. to Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. After graduating Amite High School, at the age of 18, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Nick Paul Trabona, on December 13, 1965. She also shared her love for her family as a wonderful mother and a loving and doting grandmother and great-grandmother. Vivian loved Christ and was a very active member in St. Helena Catholic Church. She had continuous faith in God’s Word. At home “her chair” was surrounded by biblical study books and scripture. Vivian was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Vivian is survived by her husband, Nick Paul Trabona, son, John Kevin Trabona, daughter Nikole and husband Tommy Shane Blalock, grandsons, Kevin Scott Trabona, Caleb Todd Trabona and Brittany Woods, 3 great grandchildren, Jacelyn, Kaden and Charla Grace Trabona. Also survived by her siblings, sister Bonnie Travis, brothers Lanis, Richard “Dickie”, Aubrey, Homer and Fred Lambert. Only surviving aunt, Mary Lambert Trabona. Predeceased by parents, Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. A mass in her honor will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Helena Catholic Church, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the services at Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road, Covington, La. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Full of Grace Ministry, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. 70422.McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit





Henry Sibley, Jr. 73, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on July 31, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1946. Henry was a Hammond High School graduate and a 1967 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. He was retired from Louisiana Weights and Measures and was also a retired dairy farmer. He served on the Tangipahoa Parish School Board for 10 years. He was an active member of Eagle Heights Community Church. He was a kind and gentle-natured person, whose greatest treasure in life was his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Robertson Sibley, two daughters, Robin Strahan (Roy), and Lisa Dunn (Kevin), and one son, Henry Sibley III. He is also survived by one brother, Nolan Sibley (Betty). He has eight grandchildren, Joshua Dunn (Sarah), Caleb Dunn (Bethany), Hannah Dunn, Roy Strahan III (Christian), Rhett Strahan, Caroline Sibley, Jenna Sibley, and Jack Sibley. His two great-grandchildren are Alyse Dunn and Ella Kate Dunn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sibley Sr. and Sybil Miles Sibley.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family has opted for a private funeral service to be held at Eagle Heights Community Church. This service will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Robertson and Pastor Kevin Dunn.The service will be livestreamed at at 11:00 am on August 3, 2020. Pallbearers will be his grandsons along with his good friend Fillmore Tucker. Interment will be at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.




Spring Creek Baptist Church reports a great VBS.  Thank God for those who worked to make VBS possible and for the decisions that were made by the children.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 21

  • 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
  • Romans 15:1-22
  • Psalm 25:1-15
  • Proverbs 20:13-15




Have a great day.  Spread some “Sonshine” in our troubled world.

Anna Lee











Wednesday Addition

Martha Bolian Griffith

July 08, 1953 – July 28, 2020

Mrs. Martha Bolian Griffith, 67, of Kentwood, LA, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.

Mrs. Martha was born in Tylertown, MS on July 8, 1953 and was the daughter of Rev. Fred L. Bolian and Stacy Waller Bolian. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood, LA. She loved the church and loved the ladies of the church. She loved her family with her whole heart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a selfless person. She put others before herself. 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 of 46 wonderful years, Gerald Griffith of Kentwood, LA; one daughter, Melanie Harrell of Kentwood, LA; one sister, Karen Canoy and Stan of Hattiesburg, MS; two grandchildren, Gabriel Harrell and Victoria Harrell of Kentwood, LA and a host of family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed;

save me and I will be saved,

for you are the one I praise.

~Jeremiah 17:14~




Mrs. Mildred Birch is feeling better and finally able to eat.  Thank you for your continued prayers for her.




Please continue to pray for the Estes family.  Two are hospitalized.  Thankfully the family is showing  improvement.




Mrs. Martha (Gerald) Griffith passed away late yesterday.  Please be in prayer for Gerald and other family members.




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 28

  • 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
  • Romans 11:13-36
  • Psalm 22:1-18
  • Proverbs 20:7



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Today, I’m thankful God woke me us.  Can you say the same thing.  

Anna Lee