Saturday

“’Do not be worried and upset,’ Jesus told them.

‘Believe in God and believe also in me.’”

 ~John 14:1 GNT~

 

 

 

Pray for our friend, John Forshag of Montpelier.

John update! Surgery on his neck was successful. Bone spurs removed and discs removed and fused. Going home today! Thank you for your prayers.

John is experiencing some swelling which is causing difficulty in swallowing. Pray this doesn’t last long!!

…. his breathing is fine, he will just have to do liquids for a few more days.

 

 

 

 

Please pray for Blair Widas of Roseland.  She had her gall bladder removed and will be recovering at home.

 

 

 

Tarra Ballard Lee said her step-dad, Allen, was burned on his head and back.  He is hospitalized in Jackson.  Pray for him as he has burn treatment.

 

 

 

Pray of Linda Bridges as she undergoes heart valve surgery on 3-6-19.

 

 

Margaret Jean Redmond

April 05, 1937 – February 20, 2019

Margaret Jean Redmond passed away on February 20, 2019. Margaret was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 5, 1937. She was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. She was retired and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved classic movies and to read, cook and host holidays for her family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Franklin W. Redmond of Greensburg, Louisiana. Margaret had two sons, Frank Redmond, a resident of Prairieville, Louisiana and Paul Redmond, a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. Margaret had two grandsons, Collin Redmond of Prairieville, and Matthew Redmond who preceded her in death and will embrace his grandma again in heaven. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. There will be a memorial service for her at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 until 4:00.

 

 

Katherine “Faith” Brewer Rohner

March 25, 1939 – March 01, 2019

Katherine “Faith” Brewer Rohner, a resident of Greensburg, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. She was born March 25, 1939 in Houma and was 79 years of age. She was a retired director and educator with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. She is survived by her sister, Susie Bardwell, Houston, TX; niece, Amy W. Evans and husband, Jimmy, and their children, Katie, Jamie, and Matthew of Denham Springs, La; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by special friends, Tiny and Freddie Carter and their children, Matt, Amy, and Cindy. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Rohner; parents, Kate and Henry Brewer; sister, Janis B. Williams. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Don Lum. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, P. O. Box 166, Clinton, LA 70722. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Jimmy Mcgraw of Amite also passed away.  He has fought a long, hard battle with cancer for the last three years.  I will post an obituary when one is available.

 

 

 

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American (United States and Canada) Missions.  The 2019 theme is “Sending Hope”.

 

 

Read and Write the Scriptures today.

  • I Peter 1:12
  • I Peter 4: 9-10

 

 

Have a blessed day!  Be a blessing to others today!

Anna Lee

 

Friday

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

~Matthew 21:21~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible 

  • During March, we will focus on serving others.
  • March 1st – I John 3: 16-18

 

 

There continue to be many families and individuals to pray for.  One way you can minister to them is to share a mutual story, memory, or photo.  Serving others helps you take the focus off yourself!

As a child, I remember a Sunday School class at Roseland Baptist Church named “JOY”.  A sign on the door said

     J – Jesus first

    O – Others second

    Y – Yourself last.

I do not remember who the members of the class were, but I often think that real joy does come from placing Jesus and others before myself.

 

 

 

Pray for Bryan and Rita Tate as they spend most of this month in Texas for his treatment at MD Anderson.

 

 

 

Sometimes you get off to a slow start, but work hard to catch up.  That seems to be true for Operation Christmas Child.  They suggest you purchase, make, and gather quality crafts for the shoeboxes that will be packed in the fall.  Feel free to bring your items to the Sunday School classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Monday, Judy Noonan of FBC, Greensburg will lead the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting in a brief study of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.  The meeting will begin at 10 and conclude with a covered dish lunch.

 

 

 

Audrey Wagner Harrell

February 11, 1032 – February 27, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA , passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home. She was born February 11,1932 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 87 years of age. She was a member of the Greensburg Chapter of Eastern Star and Louisiana Teachers Association and a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Belinda Moreland; 3 sons, Clyde Harrell, Jr. and wife Marlene, Brent Harrell, and Lake Harrell; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Harrell, Sr.; 1 daughter, Melanie Harrell Sharp; mother, Bernadine Wagner; father; Christian P. Wagner; 2 brothers, Vernon Wagner and Christian Wagner, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, and from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019. Interment Red Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery . For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Jennie met up with Boyd at the Atlanta airport.  Her plane was late and his was early so they managed to fly on to Richmond together where they will be in IMB meetings for the next week or so.  David and I survived the first day without her wonderful help.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Afternoon

Ladies, don’t forget the WMU meeting Monday at FBC, Greensburg at 10:00 to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions.  The meeting begins at 10 A.M. and will be led by Judy Noonan of Greensburg.

Margaret Jean Redmond

April 05, 1937 – February 20, 2019

Margaret Jean Redmond passed away on February 20, 2019. Margaret was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 5, 1937. She was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. She was retired and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved classic movies and to read, cook and host holidays for her family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Franklin W. Redmond of Greensburg, Louisiana. Margaret had two sons, Frank Redmond, a resident of Prairieville, Louisiana and Paul Redmond, a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. Margaret had two grandsons, Collin Redmond of Prairieville, and Matthew Redmond who preceded her in death and will embrace his grandma again in heaven. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. There will be a memorial service for her at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 until 4:00.

 

 

 

Alton “Earl” Warren, Jr.

November 21, 1947 – February 25, 2019

Alton “Earl” Warren, Jr., an accountant, bookkeeper, and resident of Roseland, LA, passed away at 8:30AM on Monday, February 25, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born November 21, 1947 and was 71 years of age. He is survived by his brother, Michael Warren, Sr. and wife, Kathy; 3 nephews, Michael Warren, Jr. and wife, Jessica, Jason Warren, Sr., and Adam Warren and fiance, Charlie; four great-nieces, Destiny, Cheyenne, McKenzie, and Nellie Belle; a great-nephew, Jason Warren, Jr.; all of Roseland. Earl was a friend to many people and leaves behind an extended family, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Mary Dee Warren. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Services conducted by Pastor Rick Elder. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Glenn Lamar Miller, Sr.

October 17, 1937 – February 25, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at his home. He was born October 17, 1937 in Amite, LA and was 81 years of age. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of Vietnam where he received a Bronze Star. He is survived by wife, Bettie Joe Miller; 1 daughter, Lindsey Phillips and husband, Robert; 2 sons, Ivy D. Miller and wife, Rhonda, and Glenn L. Miller, Jr.; 1 sister, JoAnn Hartner; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Ivy and Margaret Miller; 1 brother, Alvin Miller. Visitation at Hillsdale Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Eric Dwayne Lee

February 13, 1968 – February 25, 2019

Eric Dwayne Lee, age 51 of Kentwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 25, 2019 after a year-long battle with cancer and is now in the presence of Jesus. Eric was born in February 13, 1968 to Bennie Ray and Margaret Lee in Greensburg, LA. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years and high school sweetheart who never left his side, Melissa Blanchard Lee; his oldest son, Ross and wife Carla and their 2 children, Sophia and Easton; his second son, Brady and wife Loren and their 2 children, Bradyn and Avery; his daughter, Sarah and husband Kevin Maddox and their 2 children, Owen and MK. He is also survived by his parents, Bennie Ray and Margaret Lee; his brother, Todd Lee and wife Rhonda; his sister, Carmen Varnado and husband Jimmy; and his loving in-laws and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace “Buster” Eugene Lee, Juanita Leona Perryman Lee, JK “Shorty” Webb, and Neva Bryant Webb. Eric, known to many as “Fuddy”, was an employee of the Department of Agriculture for 24 years. He could be found on the weekends golfing with friends, fishing with his sons and grandkids, or cooking for his family. He never missed a soccer or baseball game and enjoyed spending time with his family. He always had a smile on his face, gave the sweetest hugs and made the best sweet potato casserole. Visitation will be at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Rev. Mike Foster. Interment will follow in Wales Cemetery, Greensburg. Pallbearers are friends, Allen Sain and Brian Hanson, his son-in-law, Kevin Maddox, and nephews, Jarrett Glass, Colton and Austin Lee. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Betty Anderson Carter

January 08, 1933 – February 25, 2019

Betty Anderson Carter passed away on February 25, 2019, at the age of 86 years. She was born on January 8, 1933, and was a native and lifelong resident of Greensburg and St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. She was the last of eleven children of James M. Anderson and Florence Wooten Anderson. Betty was a graduate of Greensburg High School and was a legal secretary for 24 years, retiring in 1982 to travel extensively with her husband. She remained a licensed Notary Public until her death. She is survived by one son, William Anderson Carter of Greensburg, LA.; one daughter, Belinda Carter Sanchez and her husband, Dr. Gayle Sanchez of Baton Rouge, LA.; three loving granddaughters, Claire Carter Sanchez of New Orleans, LA.; Jill Adrienne Sanchez of New Orleans, LA.; and Lesley Gayle Sanchez Gilfillan and her husband, Todd Gilfillan of Austin, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, William B. “Billy Carter, her parents, Jim and Florence Anderson; three brothers, Bill, Ed and J. C. Anderson; seven sisters, Lillie Henderson, Nellie Anderson, Myrtle Dreher, Amanda Saint, Margaret Miller, Leona Settoon, and Kathryn Anderson. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 o’clock P.M. on Wednesday February 27, 2019, at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, LA. Additional visitation will be at 9 A.M. on Thursday February 28, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg, LA. Religious services are at 10 A.M., conducted by Pastor Joe Baugh. Interment will follow at Greensburg Cemetery. Fellowship will follow the burial in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The family extends their special thanks to her caregivers, Joanne Case and Cindy Durr. Please share your condolences and memories at http://www.mckneelys.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Greensburg Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 325, Greensburg, LA 70441.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17~

 

 

Bryan Tate will be home for a few more days before leaving for MDA for another 28 days of treatment.  Keep prying for Bryan and his family.

 

 

 

Please pray for Shelton Day and his family.  I don’t know many details, but Shelton has had a stroke and a heart attack.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to pray for Buddy Waller as he begins another experimental cancer treatment tomorrow, Wednesday.

 

 

 

I have an unspoken request for prayer for another cancer patient who may soon begin an experimental cancer treatment.

 

 

 

Although I didn’t have an opportunity to speak to them, I did see Buddy and Eleanor Morris at church Sunday.  Thank you for your continued prayers for their health.

 

 

 

Astoreth “Toffie” Smith

January 28, 1929 – February 16, 2019

Smith, Astoreth Mae Ainsworth (Toffie)
Toffie Smith passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at Greensburg United Methodist Church with funeral service at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Reverend Donald Lum, and assisted by Dr. Kenneth Reed. Interment will be in the Greensburg Cemetery. Born in Jackson, Ms., on January 28, 1929, she was twice retired from the Louisiana Office of Family Services and the St. Helena School Board. She was a loving mother and grandmother who took her greatest pleasure in the happiness, growth and good health of her family. She loved poetry and music and found great joy singing in her church choir. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in law, Lyn and Richard Easley and Liesa and Kirk Gillis, both of Greensburg; four grandchildren and spouses, Richard Clint Easley, Greensburg, Jennifer E. and Bradley Davis, children Matthew and Sarah Beth, The Woodlands, TX; Amber G. Graff and Dr. Eugene Robert Graff, Jr., daughter Molly Astoreth, Hammond; and Cassie Gillis, daughter Marissa Nelli Joy Cisneros, Lakeland, CO; a special sister in law, Elois Smith McNabb, Greensburg; a special brother in law, Harold Ray Smith; and sweet friend and caregiver, Annette “Cookye” Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Albert C. Smith; her mother, Cassie Isola Venable Ainswoth; her father, A. E. Ainsworth, Sr.; her sister, Loraine Ainsworth Headrick; three brothers, George Beverly Ainsworth, A. E. Ainsworth, Jr. and William Lewis Ainsworth. Special thanks to Dr. J.W. Varnado; the staff of the Varnado Family Clinic; the St. Helena Hospital staff and the Lane Regional Medical Center hospital staff, and Prime Care Home Health providers for their many acts of kindness and love. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greensburg United Methodist Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible – John 13:34-35

 

 

 

Call FBC, Kentwood at 229-8111 to sign up to participate in the annual blood drive at FBC, Kentwood which will be on Sunday, February 24th.

 

 

Thank you for praying for those listed and others who are “Standing in the Need of Prayer”.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Never stop praying.” 

~1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT~

 

 

 

Today, let’s pray for Buddy Waller who has cancer.  He will begin a new chemo therapy this week using a new drug.  Please pray for the drug to be effective.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Matthew 5:43-45

 

 

 

Marilyn Bond Morgan

August 17, 1931 – February 14, 2019

A light is gone, and heaven is enriched with the passing of Marilyn Bond Morgan. A resident of Montpelier, she passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Walker. She is survived by her 4 children, Bobbie Lynn Morgan, Cindi Morgan Blades and Bill, Thomas Parker Morgan, Sr., Jonathan Sandifer Morgan and Donna; 4 grandchildren, Kim Konzelman Webb and Wil, Cortney Hamilton Burch, Thomas Parker Morgan, Jr. and Brittany, and Brittany Laine Morgan; 8 great-grandchildren, William Baylor Travis and Janna, Emilee Claire Webb, Maggie Catherine Webb, Mia Catherine Clemons, Jaxson Gage Burch, Cooper Thomas Burch, Elly Parker Burch, and Briggs Law Burch; sister, Jewel Bond Washington; and longtime friend Ernest A. Watts, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. “Bobbie” Morgan; parents, Henry and Nannie Brown Bond; grandson, Robert William Clemons, Jr.; brother, William “Bill” Bond; sister, Charlotte Bond Prewitt.

Marilyn was born August 17, 1931 in Montpelier and was 87 years of age. She was a graduate of the Baton Rouge Business College and during her life she was employed with the Welfare Department, as a Dairy Farmer, and with the United States Postal Service in Pine Grove, Greensburg and Hammond. She was a member of Montpelier United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the St. Helena Parish Forestry Association.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She loved sharing her life’s past times, playing cards, LSU football and was always on the go. She especially enjoy her most recent travels with her first grade classmate and friend of eighty years, Ernest Watts. Marilyn was a faithful servant of her community, church and, Lord. She was known as “MawMaw Marilyn” to many, and will be truly missed.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will resume on Monday at Montpelier United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Halimah Chapter NSDAR, mail to Sharon Hornsby 113 Yarborough Lane, Greensburg, LA 70441 or to any of her organizations listed above.
For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Blood Drive – FBC, Kentwood will host it’s annual blood drive next Sunday, the 24th.  If you will be able to donate blood, please call the church office and get a designated time.

 

 

 

Today is the day Jennie planned to come for a visit.  After David’s last hospitalization, she came earlier.  She has been so helpful doing the three things I requested and much more.  She will be here until the 28th.  Join me in thanking God and her family for sharing her with us.  Today, she will drive him to Baton Rouge for an injection and I will stay here to do something else.  Pray all goes according to plans.

Anna Lee

Sunday

He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

~Jonah 2:2~

 

This verse seems appropriate because of the many people who are sick  or facing the death of a loved one.

 

 

Today, I want to mention the death of Melanie Harrell Sharp, formerly of this area, but recently a resident of Gonzales.

23FEBRUARY

Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OURSO FUNERAL HOME

Cypress Parlor

13533 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737

Please pray for the family and friends of all these people.
Read the Bible – Matthew 22: 37-40
If you are unable to attend church this morning, be sure to check out Kentwood First Baptist Church at 10:30 on Facebook.
Anna Lee

Thursday

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.1

~Corinthians 13:4~

 

 

 

 Please return me to your prayer list. I am far from being well again. My oxygen levels have not returned to their normal levels and I am seeing other doctors to see if they can find out what is causing the problem. I still need prayers!

Frances Gay

 

 

Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland and his extended family in the Kentwood and Osyka areas.  Also, please pray for his many friends.

 

 

 

Please pray for Eric Lee and his family.  Eric was flown back to MDA yesterday.

 

 
Bryan and Rita Tate are home from MD Anderson.  Pray for them as they adjust to living at home again.

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon as she continues to recover from her recent surgery.

 

 

 

Pray for Bro. Darryl’s family.  His brother-in-law had emergency surgery yesterday.  Pray for Laurie Miller as she helps in caring for her father-in-law.

 

 

 

Doris Helen Parish (Courtney)

September 30, 1926 – February 12, 2019

Doris Helen Courtney Parish, 92, a resident of Greensburg and former resident of Jackson, LA, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville. She was retired from East Louisiana State Hospital with 27 plus years of service. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Zachary from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Second Baptist Church in Jackson, LA from 10:00 am until service time at 12noon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Doris is survived by her children, Linda Whittington Smith(Ray), Jim Partin(Melissa), Fae Lee, John Parish(Terry), Claude Parish(Pam), Homer Parish(Glenda), Phyllis Parish Bryant(John), Mary Anne Parish Newman, 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillie Courtney, sons and daughter in law, Jerry and Thelma Whittington, Paul Partin and Billy Aucoin, 4 brothers and 1 sister. She was a 1943 graduate of McKowen High School.
Pallbearers will be Brantley Newman, Matthew Bryant, Keaton Ellis, TJ Hartley, Adam Parish and Alex Parish. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research in Memphis, TN.

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Read (& Write) the Bible – Deuteronomy 10:12-19

 

 

 

I hope you will have a special prayer time this morning.

Anna Lee