“You know that you were ransomed
from the futile ways inherited from your fathers,
not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
but with the precious blood of Christ,
like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”
~I Peter 1:18-19~
Theresa Flores says her daughter is doing well following the transplant surgery. Claire’s cousin, the donor, is also doing well. Please continue to pray.
Mrs. Hazel Smith will have three appointment next month for more cardiac tests and a final report. She’s already doing much better after a change of medication. Pray for this lady who is very faithful to God, her family, and her church.
Rita Tate is doing well in recovering from surgery. Pray for continued good results.
Sherman Cutrer is now in OLOL with pneumonia and other issues. Please pray for him and his family.
Richard Navarra has passed away. Please be in prayer for his family.
Bobby “Marty” Martinez Simpson
Born: November 23, 1970
Died: December 02, 2014
A resident of Kentwood died at 10:42 PM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his home. He was born November 23, 1970 in McComb, MS and was 44 years of age. He was a graduate of Sumner High School and later attended Southwest Junior College and Southeastern Louisiana University. He was a Department of Public Safety Officer for the Louisiana State Police and a volunteer fireman with the Kentwood Fire Department for 25 years. He was also a deacon at First Baptist Church of Kentwood. He is survived by wife, Gretchen Varnado Simpson, Kentwood; 2 children, Micah and Sarabeth Simpson, both of Kentwood; father and step mother, Bobby R. and Betty Simpson, Kentwood; 2 sisters, Melissa Johnson, Kentwood and Kay Simpson, Gonzales; 2 nieces, Brooke Speed and husband, Dan, and their children, John and Lily, Chatawa, MS and Kayla Johnson and her fiancé, Tim Evans, New Orleans and father in law and mother in law, Gary and Mary Varnado, Amite. Preceded in death by his mother, Sara Martinez Simpson; 2 nephews, Dustin and Josh Johnson and his grandparents, Oliver and Bertha Simpson and Eloy and Sara Martinez. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 PM until 9 PM on Sunday and at First Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9 AM until Religious Services at 11 AM on Monday. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Nyra Perry “Nell” Rigby
NORTHPORT | Nyra “Nell” Perry Rigby, age 80, of Northport, died December 3, 2014, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with Rev. Greg Strickland and Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Friday, December 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Idella Carter and Thomas Edmonds; husband, Rev. Wallace A. Perry; son, Wallace Aubrey Perry, Jr.; second husband, Rev. Carey Rigby; and sisters, Elizabeth King and Joyce Jones.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Perry Miller (Joey); daughter-in-law, Jan Perry; sister, Mildred White; brother, Thomas Edmonds (Arlene); grandchildren, Chris Smalley (Rebecca), Chad Smalley (Allison), Chaplin Smalley (Leah Ann), Carson Smalley, Christy Mink (John), and Candace Melson; great –grandchildren, Morgan, Madison, Christian, Layla, Chandler, Nate, and Vayda; great-great-grandchild, Carsyn; step grandchildren, Scott Miller (Katie), Sally Ann Shaver (Cory), and Chase Miller; and step great-grandchildren, Brady, Peyton, Eden, and Kodi Grace.
Nell was born on April 24, 1934. She was a retired nurse having worked at Druid City Hospital, Gulf States Paper, Bryce Hospital and Alabama Dermatology. She attended church at Northport Church of God.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?n=nyra-perry-rigby-nell&pid=173366933&#sthash.gW4szlN6.Yl6iqFrh.dpuf
- This morning at FBC, K at 10:00
- Bring your Bible and join us. Each lesson is independent of all the others.
Baptist Press – bpnews.net
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
I watched Vestal Goodman sing this song on television last night and decided to use it for my “Song of the Day”. God provided the devotional I needed to go with it.
The Goodmans are/were some of my favorite gospel singers!
Lottie Moon Week of Prayer – Day 6
“Music Makes Relationships” – http://www.imb.org/main/lottie-moon/weekofprayerview.asp?PageNavID=112&StoryID=13046&LanguageID=1709
Isn’t God so good? He took the song I heard last night, arranged for today’s devotional, and provided a LMCO music missionary for us to pray for today – all connected!