“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




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!

Anna Lee






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.

~Isaiah 54:10~





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 Kinzy Simmons

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.

Anna Lee



Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

~1 Corinthians 13:4~




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 Huckab


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




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!

Anna Lee


“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.

Anna Lee


Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

~1 John 4:7~





Glen A Booty

July 28, 1943 – February 10, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was born July 28, 1943 in Kentwood, LA and was 76 years of age. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Ruth Booty; son, Daron Glen Booty; daughter, Brandi LeJean Booty Hartman and husband, Jonathan; 2 sisters, Perle Mae Jones and Bonnie Faye Hunter; 2 brothers, R.J. Booty and Donnie Ray Booty. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Annie Mae Booty; sisters, Mirla Dorothy Grace, Ivy Josephine Gatlin, Frances Corinne Booty and Verlie Martha Peek; brothers, Jewel Clyde Booty, Robert Laverne Booty and Gayle Rodney Booty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 14, 2020. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit





Read the Bible in 2020 – February 12

  • Exodus 34:1-35:9
  • Matthew 27:15-31
  • Psalm 33:12-22
  • Proverbs 9:1-6




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Make today count for Jesus!

Anna Lee




“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 Bandaids
    Grades 1-5 Pencil sharpeners (Dollar Tree)
    Youth  Small cars
    College and Career Plastic animals, large  (Dollar Tree)
    Gateway Boy’s underwear (Size 2-16) More for older boys
    Joy, Friendship Circle. & Bank Batteries (AAA)
    New Creations & Renewal $1.00 solar calculators
    Rebekah & Seekers Spoons for eating
    City Hall & Faithful Ziplock bags
    Staff “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.

Anna Lee










“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 

~1 John 4:7 NLT~




Kathy Boone Dykes has surgery yesterday at North Oaks.  Please pray for her as she recovers.




Yvonne Bamber Jones

October 12, 1925 – February 03, 2020

Yvonne Bamber Jones passed away peacefully Monday morning February 3, 2020 at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond following surgery after a recent fall in her home. She was 95. Yvonne was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans in 1924 and was a lifelong resident of Kentwood. She was fiercely independent, and until her final weeks, lived alone in the home in which she was raised and the home in which she raised her family. She had retired from many years of service at the Kentwood Health Unit in 1980, a job she held while also managing to maintain a household and raise three children. She was blessed with a refined beauty at an early age with near perfect skin, complexion and hair. She was assiduous about maintaining that beauty well into her later years and so it was that even though her mobility became more challenging in her final months, she still insisted on bi-weekly visits to her hairdresser. The visits helped her feel younger despite her age. She grew up an only child in the depression, lost both parents before the age of 21, and was left to raise her daughter after her husband was deployed to Europe with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. But she and her husband overcame one adversity after another and they persevered and prospered. Perhaps otherwise modest in means, they were wealthy in family, friends and love. While a very private person, she and her husband had a small circle of friends with whom they shared the best of times. Whether it was an evening of dining and dancing, a trip to an out-of-state LSU football game, or the simplicity of enjoying the company of friends in the backyard, she lived life to the fullest. She was instinctively protective of her children and intensely loyal to others with whom she was close. She had a beguiling and mischievous nature from childhood that lasted throughout her years and her love of life was unbounding. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel E. and Edwina Strickland Bamber, her grandson, Brandon Jones and her high school sweetheart, best friend and love of her life, husband Claude J. “Hopper” Jones. She had no siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Ron Fox who reside in Branson, Missouri, her son and daughter-in-law, Claude. J. “Hoppie” and Beverly Quinn Jones who reside in Amite, and her son and son-in-law, Ronnie Jones and Jim Outland who reside in New Orleans. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Aside from the love of her own children, she especially cherished and treasured the visits and calls from Karen and Karli. Their unselfish kindness and concern will forever live in her heart and soul. Their love truly sustained her and made her smile. She was also anxiously looking forward to reconnecting and spending more time with two of her other grandchildren who were returning to Kentwood–Laura, who was relocating from her home in Minnesota and Perry, who recently retired and has moved back from an extended residence in Georgia. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of AmeraCare and the nurses and staff at Richard Murphy Hospice House for their compassionate care and dignified treatment as well as Dr. Derris Ray for always being available without regard to time of day or day of week. The family also wishes to thank Christine Coleman who helped mom maintain her independence until her final weeks. Without Christine’s help mom’s quality of life would have suffered and she would have been denied her wish to live out as many of her days at her childhood home as was possible. And the family is especially appreciative of the responsiveness and attention of the Kentwood Police Department and the Rescue Squad who always showed up when mom called. Like her husband who predeceased her, Yvonne wished that her body be donated to the LSU Bureau of Anatomical Research so that others might benefit from any research conducted after her death. A memorial service and celebration of her life for family and friends will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G in Kentwood on Saturday, February 8th with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and a brief service following visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice House, 1109 S. Chestnut Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70403 or a charity of their choice.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 5

  • Exodus 21:22-23:13
  • Matthew 24:1-28
  • Psalm 29:1-11
  • Proverbs 7:6-23



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Operation Christmas Child = I have a box of Mardi Gras necklaces that need to be detangled, socks that need to be sorted, and other simple jobs for someone who wants to volunteer.  Let me hear from you.




Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee