Debbie’s Obituary

Deborah Rimes Miller

February 21, 1953 – April 18, 2019

Deborah Rimes Miller, 66, of Kentwood, passed away, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home.

She was born February 21, 1953 in Independence, LA to the late Ralph and Louella Bethel Rimes.

Debbie is retired from the State of Louisiana Department of Corrections.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, J.C. Miller of Kentwood; her son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Nikki Miller of Kentwood; her brother and sister-in-law, James and Susan Rimes of Kentwood; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wendell and Diane Miller of Hillsdale; two grandchildren, Caysen Miller and Tanner Miller and four nieces and one nephew.

Visitation is Monday at First Baptist Church in Kentwood from 9AM until services at 11AM with Bro. Joe Weaver and Bro. Darryl Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillsdale cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit, MS.

Pallbearers are Josh Miller, Shane Holland, Jarrett Glass, Ross Lee, Lathan Campo and Cory Blunk.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Alzhiemer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Thursday Evening

It is with a very sad heart that I share that our special friend, Debbie Miller, is now singing in heaven’s choir.  She passed away this afternoon.  Arrangements will be made in the morning.  Please be in prayer for J.C., Josh. James, and other family members.


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

~1 Peter 1:3~




Scott Tolleson is a cousin with Huntington’s Disease.  He falls often.  Sunday’s fall caused internal injuries which led to surgery yesterday.  Please pray for this sweet man who had dealt with an awful disease for a long time.  Thank God for his loving and caring family who take good care of him.




David‘s blood level was 7.5.  We were sent home.  Monday, his blood level will be checked again.




Read and Write the Bible – Hebrews 6: 10-12




It’s the Easter season.  Area churches will have special services and activities.  Inspiration park will also have an Easter morning service.  I like the outdoor services on Easter.  Take advantage of your opportunity to attend these services.

Anna Lee







He is not here; he has risen!

Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

~Luke 24:6~




Brett Frazier is in Lakeview Hospital again.  He has pneumonia.  Please pray for Brett and his family, as well as the medical staff caring for him.




Lorna Nell Addison Thompson

September 27, 1945 – April 09, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born September 27, 1945 in Albany, LA and was 73 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Paul W. Thompson; 4 children, Vonda Hoover and husband, Kevin, of Amite, Paul Thompson, Jr. and wife, Reesa, of Traphill, NC, Tonia McElveen and husband, Jeff, of Franklinton and John Thompson and wife, Mary Lynn, of Amite; 8 grandchildren, Timothy Hoover, Major McElveen, Sarah Hoover, Crockett McElveen, Samantha Thompson, Maverick McElveen, Addison Thompson and John Todd Thompson; 2 brothers, Leonard Addison and wife, Patsy, and Gerald Addison and wife, Charlene; 2 sisters, Arlene Davis and husband, Ronnie, and Patsy Barton and husband, Howard. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Arnee Addison; in-laws, Hollis and Dossie Thompson; 1 brother in law, Marvin Thompson. Visitation at New Life Ministries, 21526 Highway 16, Amite, from 10:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Duke Chance. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Hillsdale. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit





Barbara Jean Gullick

February 29, 1936 – April 10, 2019

Barbara Jean Gullick, a resident of Roseland passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Hammond Nursing Home in Hammond. He was born February 29, 1936 in Liverpool, LA and was 83 years of age. She worked in the daycare at First Baptist Church in Amite. She is survived by daughter, Peggy Fuqua; 2 sons, Jerry Gullick and Mike Gullick; 6 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd Gullick; son, David Gullick; numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Darwin Brecheen. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




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Wednesday Addition

Jules Tarklsey is home from the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  KariBeth said they experienced every emotion possible while there.  Thank God for his love and watch care over this family.




Brett Frazier is  back in the emergency room.  Take some time right now, please, and pray for Brett, Susan, and other family members.


But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.

Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”

“I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

~Mark 14:61-62~




Charles H. Spears

May 06, 1931 – April 07, 2019

A resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Sunday, April 7,2019 at his home. He was born May 6, 1931 in Osyka, MS and was 87 years of age. Charles will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, a Master Dairyman, owner of Ole Charley’s Steak House in Summit, a dedicated New Orleans Saints fan, and a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Penny Tetrick and husband, Clint; 3 grandchildren, Brooke Tetrick, Landon Lockwood and wife, Kaitlyn, and Ashley Pickens; 5 great-grandchildren, Mason Jones, Jack Lockwood, Garren Baggett, Brylee Pickens, and Brody Pickens; 3 sisters, Ruby Chambers and husband, Tuffy, Helen Smith and husband, Millard, and Margie Daniels and husband, Jim; and a special friend, Virginia Parker. Preceded in death by wife, Frances Spears; parents, Fred and Eunice Spears; 4 brothers, Talmadge, Jimmy, Roderick and Ben Spears; 2 sisters, Addie Lee Feigler and Louise Brown. Visitation at Terry’s Creek Baptist Church from 12 Noon until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Interment Terry’s Creek Cemetery, Magnolia, MS. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




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I have an unspoken prayer request today.

Anna Lee