“Call to me and I will answer you.
I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.”
~Jeremiah 33:3 (The Message)~
Mr. Buddy Waller is in North Oaks, but will possible be coming home today. Please keep him in your prayers.
Dora Lee Brown Miller
April 03, 1938 – May 23, 2020
Dora Lee Brown Miller, age 82, passed away on May 23, 2020. She was born April 3, 1938 in Roseland, LA, the daughter of Jessie Lee Ricks Brown and Frank Brown. She married Shelby W. Miller of Hillsdale, LA on July 12, 1956.
Shelby and Dora Lee established their home west of Kentwood after their marriage, and raised three children there on their dairy farm. Dora Lee was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and nurse. When her oldest child was in college she enrolled in nursing school and went on to obtain her nursing license. Dora Lee was employed at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA for approximately 25 years. She was also a proud volunteer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization in her community.
Anyone who met Dora Lee would know within a matter of minutes that her family was her pride and joy. Her role as a selfless and dedicated mother and grandmother was truly her calling in life, and she was a natural caretaker.
Dora Lee is survived by her children Mary Fay Williams (Mickey), Shelby Lane Miller (Carroll Jo), and Terry Miller (Joetta); her brother Nick Brown; her grandchildren Erika Sledge, Danielle Miller, Shellie Amedee, Lanny Miller, Daniel Miller, Taylor Miller, Alex Williams, and Christy Brooks; great-grandchildren Coll, Swayze, Everly, Tucker, Jax, and Eli.
Dora Lee was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister Johnnie Fay Brown Saizan.
A private service will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, LA on May 27, 2020. Internment at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
LSP ANNOUNCES PASSING OF TROOPER GEORGE BAKER
HAMMOND – Today, the Louisiana State Police is deeply saddened to inform the public that Trooper George Baker has succumbed to injuries sustained in the performance of his duties.
Trooper Baker sustained severe injuries during the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 20, as he joined with other Troopers assisting the Hammond Police Department with a vehicle pursuit.
Baker was a 33-year-old, 10-year law enforcement and military veteran. A vigil of family, friends, and his fellow Troopers remained at the hospital from the very beginning until his passing.
Trooper Baker is survived by his wife Heather, their young daughter Harper, his parents, his sisters, and his extended family.
Trooper Baker served as a Trooper at Louisiana State Police Troop L since November of 2017 and is the first LSP line of duty death since Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, Troop D, in August of 2015. Troop L has not lost a Trooper in the line of duty since the passing of Trooper Rudolph H. Miller on September 8th, 1962. Trooper Baker is the 30th Trooper to lose his life in the line of duty in the history of the Louisiana State Police.
Trooper Baker had a lifelong desire of becoming a Louisiana State Trooper. In preparation for that goal, he spent 8 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve including one combat deployment in the Middle East. He began his law enforcement career with the Greensburg Police Department, where he worked for 4 years. He then served the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office for 3 years before joining the Louisiana State Police.
In a statement to Troopers, State Police Superintendent, Colonel Kevin Reeves said, “Trooper Baker passed today leaving our hearts heavy but full of pride as he exemplified our values of duty, selfless service, and personal courage.” Even after his death, Trooper Baker continues to show his commitment to community and selfless service by donating his organs so that others may live. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but Trooper Baker will be afforded full honors earned with a line of duty death.
For information on providing assistance to the Baker family during this tragic time, please visit http://www.latroopers.org and direct donations to the Louisiana Troopers Charities – Trooper Baker.
As you pray for the Baker family and friends, remember this death touches the lives of all the troopers and their families. Please pray for them too.
Today is Memorial Day. I haven’t know many who died while serving in the military, but our country was founded because of brave men and women who lived extraordinary lives so we can have that freedom.
Over the weekend we watched a Bill Gathier special, “God Bless the USA”. If you haven’t seen it lately, you may be able to see it today if you search for it. I have seen it before and would gladly watch it again today. My family passed on to me a deep love for God and our country and for those who have helped to make a country the special place it is. I hope I have passed that on to my children and grandchildren too.
Read the Bible in 2020 – May 25
- 2 Samuel 7:1-8:18
- John 14:15-31
- Psalm 119:33-48
- Proverbs 15:33
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FBC, Kentwood is getting back on its full schedule. If you feel comfortable being there, please join them. If not, tuning in is a great opportunity to feel a part of the church and to hear all the messages from Bro. Darrell. Be smart in making this decision.
Due to David’s health and the pandemic, we spend most of our time at home. Thankfully, we can see our church services three times a week while at home. I certainly miss my church family and friends we would see all through the area. Because of losing some of that weekly contact, we miss out of hearing of needs I would normally put on The Prayer Link. Wendy Alford Fowler and James Rimes have helped me be informed in the last few days. I would appreciate if you would send me messages about needs by clicking on “Contact” on this site and sharing. You can also call us, but we are enjoying some time outside daily and may miss your call. Please, leave a message.