Lord’s Day

“Be patient,

resting your hearts on the ultimate certainty.”

~James 5:8 (PHILLIPS)~




Update on John Orr of Sulphur Springs, TX

John’s valve replacement went very well according to his doctor.  John will be 94 on September 10th.  A while back he sang a special at his church.  It was “The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweet it Grows”.  It was absolutely beautiful and so special.




Revival continues at FBC, Kentwood.

Join us in person or online, like most of us, for the final service at 10:30 this morning.  This morning’s speaker is Bro. Joe Weaver.




Sickness Continues

Please continue to pray for victims of Covid-19 and their families.  Once it hit our area, it seems like the conditions here are allowing it to stay and involve more and more people.





  • Amanda Dorsa ‘s brother Timmy Alford passed away.  Their mother, a classmate, recently passed away.  I remember them best as they attended church in Roseland many years ago.  I was able to reconnect with Amanda a few months ago.
  • Leroy Wilkinson died Friday.  His wife and mother-in-law passed away six weeks ago.  Leroy leaves a great legacy for his siblings and three sons and their families.  Please pray for the Wilkinson family.
  • I just realized both of men who died were twins.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 30th

  • Job 34:1-36:33
  • 2 Corinthians 4:1-12
  • Psalm 44:1-8
  • Proverbs 22:10-12



Continue to pray for all who live in the path of Hurricane Laura as they begin to work for recovery of their personal property and communities.  Pray for those who are there to help them.  May God watch over all the volunteers.

Don’t forget the revival service this morning.  You can worship with us in person or online during the service or online later.  

Stay safe and healthy.

Anna Lee



The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands

~Psalm 19:1~

We’ve all done a lot of sky-watching this past week.  Did you see God when you looked up?




Bryan Tate is now home from spending another week at St. Tammany because of pneumonia.  He was sent home last night.  Thank God for keeping watch over Bryan.




John Orr (nearly 94) of Sulphur Springs , TX  had heart valve surgery yesterday.  Pray for his recovery.




Please continue to pray for the people from Kentwood. and elsewhere, who have Covid – 19.  




John Howell “Johnny” McNabb

December 06, 1938 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born December 6, 1938 in Kentwood, LA and was 81 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and a member the Masonic Lodge #248 in Kentwood. He is survived by his son, Michael McNabb and wife, Kim; daughter, Monica Miley and husband, Travis; grandchildren, Courtney Woodard, Mallory Brabham and husband, Joseph, Brittany Woodard, Shelby Woodard, Christopher McNabb and wife, Brita, Landon McNabb and wife, Brooke, Kelsey Fitzgerald, Kaleigh Dyar and husband, Justin, Emily Miley, Gracie Miley and Emmett Miley; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Huff; brother, Barry McNabb and wife, Helen; sister-in-law, Billie Rae Bullock; brother-in-law, Maurice Jay Bridges and wife, Judy. Preceded in death by wife, Monnie Bridges McNabb; his parents, Robert Lee McNabb and Nannie Belle Sanders McNabb; daughter, Lynette Woodard; brother, Robert Lee “Bobby” McNabb, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Thomas “Pud” Bridges, Garland “ Rocky” Bridges and Curtis Bridges; sisters-in-law, Betty Wales and Rhonda Bridges. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday with a Masonic Service at 7:00PM. Visitation will continue from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 31, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 29

  • Job 31:1-33:33
  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-18
  • Psalm 43:1-5
  • Proverbs 22:8-9



I enjoyed the revival services from FBC, Kentwood last night.  Tonight, we will again have revival services at 6:00.  You are invited to attend in person or online.

If you missed it last night, here is the link to the service.  I hope you enjoy Riverside Revival Band with the stump fiddle, Joanna King with her beautiful medley, and  Bro. Joe King who now pastors in Hattiesburg, MS.




Who do you need to check on today?  Give them a call.

Anna Lee










 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,

”and “every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him”;

and all peoples on earth

“will mourn because of him.”

So shall it be! Amen.



Bro. Rusty Durand did a great job preaching the first night of revival last night.  The message was about how God can use one person, each of us.  If you missed it, you can find it on FB or YouTube.  Tonight, Bro. Joe King will be presenting God’s Word to us.  Join us at 6 P.M. in person or online.




Bobby Landry of Amite has a lengthy heart procedure yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for a good recovery for him and for the family.




Another day and more friends with Covid – 19!  Please pray for the people of our area that seems to be especially hard hit at this time.  Pray for a preventive measure and better treatment for this disease.




Mr. Johnny McNabb passed away.  This was shared by his sister. Ann Huff.

As most of you have heard God called our dear oldest brother Johnny to heaven today to join his beloved wife, Monnie who preceded him to Heaven by 7 weeks and 2 days! He had COVID 19 but was recuperating from the virus but had a massive stroke from afib 2 days ago and could not overcome that.




Calvin Julius “Jukie” Stevens

March 27, 1943 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA as a result of the Coronavirus. He was born March 27, 1943 in Folsom, LA and was 77 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hayden Stevens; son, Terry Wayne Stevens; daughter-in-law, Reena Stevens; grandchildren, Cody Stevens, Kyle Rosalies and wife, Kelsey, Hunter Rosalies and Haley Rosalies; great-granddaughter on the way, Beretta Rosalies; 2 sisters, Shirley Maus and Dorothy Cranham; 2 brother-in-laws, Richard Hayden and Tim and wife, Donice Hayden. Preceded in death by his son, Gregory Stevens; parents, Everett and Geneva Stevens; granddaughter, Megan Stevens; mother-in-law, Frances Winborn Hayden Lambert; father-in-law, Victor Hayden. Visitation at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

This is the father of Greg Stevens who passed away last week and the family I requested prayer for last Thursday.   Please continue to pray for the family.  Losing two members so closely in time is extra hard.




God sent Hurricane Laura on a path that lessened the problems for our area and increased them for the people west of us.  Pray for the people who were in the path of the storm.  Pray for people to serve in ways to minister to the many needs.  Thank Him for those who “step-up” and do all they can to help in such situations.  May each of us find a way to participate in some way.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 28

  • Job 28:1-30:31
  • 2 Corinthians 2:12-17
  • Psalm 42:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:7



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Operation Christmas Child – Thanks to two ladies from the church who asked about a need for our “shoeboxes” and who have already taken steps to meet that need.  At this point, I’m not sure what “packing the shoeboxes” will look like.  I will let you know soon.




Coming Soon

  • September 13-20 – Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer for mission work in Louisiana
  • September 21 – Pick-up day for our grocery collection for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – The annual Fall Food Roundup



What do you have to thank God for today?

  • Protection?
  • Health?
  • Family Blessings?
  • Job Situation?
  • Salvation for a loved one?
  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

Don’t forget to thank Him today.

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)


Anna Lee











“Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people.

I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

~Zechariah 2:11~




Hurricane Laura!  Pray, pray, pray!

  • We didn’t get the worse of the storm, but some other people got hit hard!
  • Pray for families that lost family members.
  • Pray for families who lost homes and businesses.
  • Pray for those who will be without services.
  • Pray for those who will be policing, rescuing, searching, clearing debris, cooking, providing meals, ministering to hearts, rebuilding, etc.
  • Pray for the long recovery for all the people.
  • Pray for those who will face Hurricane Laura in the coming hours and days.


Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief

BASELA Family- we are making Disaster Relief Preparations with the LBC in response to Hurricane Laura. We most likely will deploy a Feeding Unit to Lake Charles (or near there) Monday. Chainsaw Teams/mudout teams will be needed. If you can volunteer please call our missions office and leave your contact information (985-839-3827 select option three) Please be patient as we cannot deploy volunteers until the storm passes and law enforcement gives the okay. Please join me in praying for people in the pTh of the storm. -Bro. Stan




There will be plenty to do to help in the wake of this storm.  Not everyone needs to go and cut trees, repair roofs, etc.  Each person can do what God has equipped them to do.  Please do what God leads you to do.  I know we can all pray!






Charles Kenneth Cardaronella was born July 24, 1956, in Hammond, Louisiana to loving parents Virginia and Tony Cardaronella, and was a lifelong resident of Independence, Louisiana.  On August 23, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Charles peacefully succumbed to the complications of COVID 19, after fighting hard to overcome the disease.

Charles was the proud father of daughter Aeriel Cardaronella Cox, son-in-law Lance Scott Cox, and loving grandfather to Allie Ann Cox and Macie Ann Cox, all of Folsom, Louisiana.  Charles was the youngest of three siblings, survived by a brother, Larry T. Cardaronella, also of Independence, and a sister, Tonia C. Canale (Charles Jr.) of Tickfaw, Louisiana.  Nieces and nephews include Toby Cardaronella (Rhonda), Timothy Cardaronella (Tara), Jeffrey Cardaronella, Jeremy Cardaronella, Lacey C. Todora (Phil), and Casey C. Stewart (Josh), Brian  Canale (Melissa) and goddaughter and niece Dea C. Frederick (Brian), along with many great nieces and nephews.  Additionally, he leaves behind his friend and Aeriel’s mother, Paula Dugas and his loving godmother Mary Frances Cardaronella Brashears.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Virginia Carden Cardaronella and grant-parents Frank Sr. and Victoria Chula Cardaronella, and Thomas and Anna Belle Shelton Carden.

A 1974 graduate of Independence Boys’ High School, Independence, Louisiana, Charles was a Trade Show Carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  His work took him to various parts of the United States and into Canada, where he made lifetime friends.  Charles was a member of the Parish of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, and he volunteered much time at the Independence Italian Cultural Museum.  Charles’ loves included family, friends, and fishing.  He enjoyed cooking and sharing his jerky with everyone, too, as well as learning more of his Sicilian heritage.

Visitation will be conducted at Harry McKneely Funeral Home, Hammond, LA, on Friday, August 28, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be held in a private ceremony at a later date.

Honorary Pallbearers include Sidney Stabile, Richard Whalen, Guy Capace, David Falcone, Tommy Mandella, and Joey Campo.  Memorial gifts can be made in Charles’ name to the Independence Italian Cultural Museum, P. O. Box 582, Independence, LA. 70443.  Special thanks for all of the prayers during Charles’ fight, for the excellent care received from the OLOL Special Disease Unit, OLOL Palliative Care Team, OLOL Care Managers, and OLOL Chaplains.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.




Freddie Gene Routt

February 04, 1942 – August 26, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at his home. He was born February 4, 1942 in Wilsonville, AL and was 78 years of age. Freddie grew up in Baton Rouge and graduated from Istrouma High School in 1960. He worked at Ethel Corporation as a heavy equipment supervisor from 1965 until 1985. He also worked at Gulf Lumber in Mobile, AL as a heavy equipment supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Josefina Son Routt, Kentwood; daughters, Judalyn Ilaya Son, Kentwood, Hany Ilaya Son, Kentwood, Madonna Helen Jones, Baton Rouge, and Martha G. Kliesch, Kentwood; son, Frederick Christian J. Routt, Baton Rouge; and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Donna Milby Routt; parents, Herman Frederick Routt and Sarah Ashmore Routt; brother, Don J. Routt. The family would like to thank Jamie and Jessica with Encompass Health for their excellent care. Graveside Services will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA at 4:00PM Monday, August 31, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Dr. Michael Townsend. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.





Read the Bible in 2020 – August 27

  1. Job 23:1-27:23
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
  3. Psalm 41:1-13
  4. Proverbs 22:5-6




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REVIVAL – Begins tonight

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • In person or online
  • 6 P.M.




The sun is coming up.  The first thing I noticed is a beautiful red hibiscus flower. That reminds me of God’s faithfulness.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”



Don’t let the storm, sickness, being quarantined, or anything else take this message from you today or any day.

Anna Lee











“[The Lord] is being patient for your sake.

He does not want anyone to be destroyed,

but wants everyone to repent.”

~2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)~




First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Prayer meeting will be at 6 P.M.  You may attend in person, wearing a mask, or watch online at 6 P.M. on Facebook or YouTube.
  • Revival services begin tomorrow night at 6 P.M. You may attend in person or online. Please be in prayer for people to be receptive to what God has in store for us.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 26

  • Job 20:1-22:30
  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
  • Psalm 40:11-17
  • Proverbs 22:2-4



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We are thankful Hurricane Laura missed our area for the most part, but realize other people will be greatly influenced by the weather in the next few days.  Pray for safety for the people.  Also, pray for individual preparations and wise decision making.




The Covid-19 virus has impacted people in various ways.  A number of people are trying to work long-delayed surgeries in at area hospitals  Pray all will be done in God’s perfect timing.




Pray for those who are pretty-well homebound because of the virus.  It’s been almost six months for us.  Withdrawal from the normal activities of our lives causes major changes.  We have two people here, but pray especially hard for individuals who are alone.  Days can be long between mail, phone calls ,and visits.




Please pray for all the area students up through college age who are beginning another year of school.  Pray for good health and wise choices for each person.  Pray for teachers who are facing job changes or retirement due to Covid-19.




Dallas Kirk Russell

March 17, 1935 – August 22, 2020

A resident of Russelltown, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his home. He was born March 17, 1935 in Russelltown, LA and was 85 years of age. He is survived by wife, Mary Louise Ricks Russell; son, Stanley Barton Russell; brothers, Morris Russell and Conley Russell; grandchild, Colby Barton Russell. Preceded in death by father, Olaf Shelby Russell; mother, Edith Lillian Spring; sisters, Ontie Gredesky, Iris Bell, Mary Lyle Ellzey, Clariece Toney and JoAnn Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Friday, August 28, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Randall Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Samuel Paul Boudreaux, Jr.

August 06, 1942 – August 24, 2020

Samuel Paul Boudreaux, Jr., a resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carlota Collins Boudreaux; his children, Ronald Damian and Joy Lynn Boudreaux Moore, Kay Jeanine Boudreaux, and Thomas Scot and Tracy Lane Boudreaux Johnson; also survived by Linda’s son, Ronald Lyle Johnson and the Schwartz Family; grandchildren, Davin Paul Boudreaux, Joseph Scot and Rachel Johnson, Leigha Rae Watson, Joe and Rebecca Hope Easley, Ian Eldridge McKinney and Carrissa Cortez, Dustin James Watson, Thomas Lane Johnson, Jacob O’Bryan and Brittany Moore, Carlota Lynn Johnson, Ian Michael Johnson, Anabelle Johnson, and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Fitzgerald and family; brother, Hubert “Bubby” Tycer and the Tycer family; sisters, Mamie Reese and Mauricette Gilpin. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Paul Boudreaux “Jonboy” Moore; brothers, James O. Tycer and his wife, Robelia, Tommy Lane Buckley, and Bobby; a sister, Hazel; brothers-in-law, James “Jimmy” Schwartz and Dr. Joel Fitzgerald; and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Tycer. Paul wanted his family and loved them unconditionally. He enjoyed his garden, cooking Sunday dinner, fishing, hunting, and social gatherings including cards, music, dancing, friends, and his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We invite you to join us Saturday morning, August 29th to remember Paul’s life at his home with his family. Service will be at 10:00AM with food and fellowship following at 11:00AM.



Keep your chin up and God in your heart.  Focus on being a blessing to others.

Anna Lee


Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

~1 Chronicles 16:10~




George Schwebel, formerly of Amite, passed away this week.  A memorial time was celebrated last night at a lake near where he lived.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 24
  • Job 12:1-15:35
  • 1 Corinthians 15:29-58
  • Psalm 39:1-13
  • Proverbs 21:30-31




This is a big week in Louisiana – Covid-19, Margo, and Laura

Let’s start over:

This is a big week in Louisiana – Church yesterday, revival at the end of the week, opportunities to help others, time to stay at home with family, etc

Bro. Darryl and his son, Phillip, ended church yesterday morning with “The Anchor Holds”,

The Story Behind – “The Anchor Holds” written and performed by Lawrence Chewning

This is the service from FBC, Kentwood, LA yesterday morning.  I hope you choose to watch the whole service.  If not, choose to listen to Bro. Darry and Phillip Miller sing “The Anchor Holds” at the end of the service.  You’ll be blessed and more prepared for the week.




Stay safe from the virus, the hurricanes, and all the other things that try to overwhelm us.  Remember your faith and hold tight to the “Anchor”.

Anna Lee


In the same way, faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action,

is dead.

~James 2:17~




FBC, Kentwood

Attention FBC Kentwood church attendees – Our Deacon Council met and after prayerful thought and consideration has made the decision to re-open for Worship Services only starting this Sunday morning the 23rd. At this time we will require everyone attending in person to wear a mask during the service.
Our Council will be monitoring the Covid situation within our community and will make adjustments in the future as needed. Thank you in advance for understanding.




Spring Creek Baptist Church

Church Family,
We WILL have services this Sunday!
Sunday School: 9:15am
Am Service: 10:15am
Discipleship Training: 5:00pm
Pm Service: 6:00pm

Please be considerate of others, if you are sick or not feeling well please watch our services on Facebook Live and join us again when you’re feeling better.
-Let us know how we can pray for you!

Masks are encouraged if you feel comfortable wearing them.

Please help us get the word out to our members who may not have social media.

God bless you!





Read the Bible in 2020 – August 22

  • Job 4:1-7:21
  • 1 Corinthians 14:18-40
  • Psalm 37:30-40
  • Proverbs 21:27



From Samaritan’s Purse

Is there any group planning a prayer march for our area?
Please be in prayer as two hurricanes could possibly hit our area in a few days.  Include the people of our area in your prayers.  Take some steps today to prepare, just in case.  Check on others who might need some assistance in storm preparations.
I read that sandbags can be filled at area fire stations.  Flooding is not usually a problem in the Kentwood area, but there are many homes within a short distance of Kentwood that could face flooding.
What could you do to help them?  This is a good mission project for groups from area churches.
Anna Lee


For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

~Romans 1:17~




Bryan Tate’s FB Update:

On this date two years ago Dale and Brandon left here with Bryan around 9:00 pm headed to MD Anderson. I thought that was the last time I’d see him alive as he was really low and i was sick and unable to go with them. Dale and Brandon checked several times on the trip to check for a pulse. They really didn’t think he’d make the trip there. God put him where he needed to be and put the right doctors there. It was game on and they/ Bryan never looked back. He was put in a trial that was God sent. In 28 days he was in remission and has stayed there. It’s been a long road, not an easy one but when we go back to Houston this fall he will be taking his last treatment. All by the Grace of God and in His time .

He has been on Prayer List all over the US as he served as the Wild Coon Hunt Chairman for BBCHA for the whole US and has many friends / acquaintances scattered over many states. The prayers of our local friends and church families have been especially special to us. We felt them all.

Of the last four times we have been home he has had pneumonia three of those times and hospitalized two of the times. We think this last time they have finally got a handle on it and looking forward him not fighting this constantly.

Continue to keep him in your prayers. We are so blessed with the best friends .




Most of the Covid-19 patients in our area seem to be improving.  Please pray for eveyone to return to good health and for others to NOT get the virus at all.




Ken Newman

September 16, 1963 – August 16, 2020A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born September 16, 1963 in Mc Comb, MS and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his son, Gabriel Newman; mother, Sydney Dykes Fuller and husband, Udo; 1 brother, Wayne Newman, Jr. and wife Sheena; former wife, Ronde Newman; Spouse to be, Debra Bennett. Preceded in death by his father, Wayne Newman, Sr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 3:00PM until religious services at 6:00PM on Thursday, August 20, 2020. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Patti Cox White

December 10, 1955 – August 12, 2020
Patti Cox White
Patti Cox White, 64, a resident of Zachary, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Visitation will be on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Galilee Baptist Church, Zachary from 10:00 am until service time at 12:00 noon conducted by Pastor Andrew Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Patti is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, David White, daughter, Brittany Murphy, son, Brant White, great nephew raised as her own son, Maverick Meadows”T-Mack”, sister, Mary Lillie, grandchildren, Hunter Murphy and Hayden Murphy, niece, Danita Lillie, nephew, Kris Lillie, and great niece, Gabby Maloy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stewart and Audrey Cox, brother, Stewart Cox Jr., father in law, Elisha White and mother in law, Edith White. Pallbearers will be Brandon Reeves, Albert Meadows, Maverick Dekota Meadows, Kris Lillie, Derek Foreman, Caleb Kistler, Tony Fresina, Jessie Jones, Hayden Murphy and Hunter Murphy. Honorary Pallbearer is Brant White.
Patti graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelors in Sociology. She was a probation officer for 32 years, a commissioner in charge for elections, reserved deputy for Constable office, substitute teacher for Livingston Parish Schools, manager for H&R Block, and volunteered for various food banks. She loved shopping, gardening and traveling.
Masks are required for anyone attending services or visitation

Dr. Sue LeBlanc

Loranger, Louisiana

Sep 19, 1945 – Aug 16, 2020 (Age 74)

Dr. Sue-LeBlanc-Obituary

Gwendolyn Sue Cooper LeBlanc, DDS, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at the age of 74. She was born on September 19, 1945, in Independence, Louisiana, the daughter of the late T.T. Cooper and the late Ruby Simpson Cooper. DrSue LeBlanc graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1975 where she was elected to the C. Edmund Kells and Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor societies. She became board-eligible in the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics in 1984 and received her accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. Besides running a successful practice in Hammond for years, she has also held an associate professor position at LSUSD and several esteemed positions on boards and honor societies throughout the years including: Board of Directors of the AAGO; president of the LA chapter of the AACD. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry and American Laser Society. DrLeBlanc is also a published researcher having several articles in The Journal of the AAGO, Dental Dialog, and PPAD: Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. In 2011, DrLeBlanc received her National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic.

Besides being dedicated to her profession, DrLeBlanc was also a loving mother and she absolutely adored her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.

DrLeBlanc is survived by her daughter, Michelle LeBlanc; son, Vial “Joey” LeBlanc, III, and wife Kristin; grandchildren, Nash Rung, Elizabeth “E.V.” LeBlanc, and Vial “Joey” LeBlanc, IV; sisters, Yvonne C. Vernon, and Patricia Ann Tynes and husband Don; brother-in-law, Allan Cummings and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vial “Joe” LeBlanc, Jr.; sister, Frances Sylvia Cooper Cummings and brother-in-law, Henry L. Vernon, Jr.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, Louisiana 70454 on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 609 3rd St., Independence, Louisiana 70443 on Friday, August 21st at 10:00 o’clock.

Inurnment will take place at Cooper Cemetery of the Sacred Heart in Loranger, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in DrSue LeBlanc’s memory to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF.org, or to the Annie Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1007 W. Thomas St, Ste B-C, Hammond, Louisiana 70401.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home and church. Thank you for your cooperation.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.




Don’t forger the online prayer meeting from FBC, Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.  You can watch on FB or You Tube.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 19

  • Esther 4:1-7:10
  • 1 Corinthians 12:1-26
  • Psalm 36:1-12
  • Proverbs 21:21-22



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How is God going to use you today?????

Anna Lee







“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants.

Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

~Matthew 6:33 (NCV)~




Covid-19 is still working in our area.  Some people are on the “road to recovery”, some are still struggling, and unfortunately new cases are still appearing.  Please do your part to help stop this awful virus.




A number of churches are not going to have regular services today.   I’ll not list them all, but FBC, Kentwood will be online (Facebook and You Tube) only at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. today.  Spring Creek Baptist Church will not meet in any way today.  Please pray for our churches.  Neither church has announced plans for next week.  The revival at FBC, K has not been cancelled at this time.




Temple Holland Bryant

March 30, 1961 – August 14, 2020

Temple Holland Bryant, 59 of Amite, LA died on August 14, 2020 after a long illness. The loss of Temple’s unique charm and sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him. As a child, he could bring out laughs with his silly nature. After his first day of school, he announced that his teacher said he knew everything and was finished with school. He brought chuckles to anyone in need. His well articulated compliments showered friends and strangers alike. Temple left smiles in his wake. A young Temple joined the USCG and proudly served across the country over the years, he received many awards and gained more brothers and sisters. He later brought his talents to Jackson Hewitt. He reveled in being the Tax Man and loved his loyal clients. Along with military bearing and a strong intellect, he was remarkably creative, Temple baked, carved rocks, sculpted and painted, yet music was his favorite. He left us a library of You Tube videos where he shared his humor, heart and talent. Temple also believed in the power of community service, volunteering at various food banks and kitchens. His children and grandchildren were his pride of his life. He delighted in being near them and talking about them. Temple had a special relationship with his many cousins, nieces and nephews, finding specific connections with each. He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Moody; son, Dustin Kibbe; grandchildren, Carter, Christian and Maelee Moody and Gannon and Andrew Kibbe; mother, Shirley Bryant; brothers, John Bryant (Phyllis), Stephen Bryant (Tisha) and Matthew Bryant (Liz); sister, Elizabeth Bryant Towe; special cousins, Mary Jo Ricks and Kathy Wales; goddaughter, Krystal Alonzo. He was blessed to know and love his many nieces and nephews and a devoted extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, James H. Bryant. A Memorial Service will be at Pine Ridge Methodist Church on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:00PM. Burial to follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Temple would like you to tell a joke, do something kind, sing a song, and tell people you love them. Every day, Fair Winds and Following Seas. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 16

  • Nehemiah 11:1-12:26
  • 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 21;14-16



Don’t forget to “drop-off” you items for Operation Christmas Child and the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home at FBC, Kentwood this week.




During this time, it is important that each person steps up and becomes the church to those around them.  How will you do this during the coming week?

Anna Lee


“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 http://www.mckneelys.com.



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