A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born June 18, 1942 in Durant, MS and was 79 years of age. She is survived by her 3 sisters, Faye Campo, Doris Suarez and Diane Rodriguez; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Daisy Newcomb; 3 sisters, Louise Brabham, Judy Newcomb and Kathy Suarez; 3 brothers, Kirby Newcomb, L.C. Newcomb and Jimmie Newcomb. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA at 10:00AM Thursday, November 11, 2021. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
This is where we are with Tommy’s cancer and treatment plan. After round 6 they re-assessed him and found NO tumor activity but there are still small areas where tumors are present. They have continued to shrink with every treatment. We get scans after every two treatments. Most people aren’t strong enough because of the severity of the treatments and can’t get the total 12 rounds. The sarcoma doctor said Tommy is a “rockstar” and we will get the entire 12 treatments followed by 5 weeks of radiation (5 days a week) to target any areas he has remaining. This is important because of the type of cancer and how nasty it is. We are currently on round 8. And yes, Tommy is a “rockstar” because he is getting through these treatment like a bull! He is so strong! …We can’t wait to ring the chemo bell and then we will be counting down radiation treatments so we can ring the radiation bell. It’s a long road and a tough way to live the 23rd year of your life, but I know God has big plans for my boy! Thank y’all for all the prayers, calls, texts and messages. They help so much. I would never be able to hold him up through all this without my y’all! Sending much love to you all! Thank you soooo much!”And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”- Galatians 6:9 KJV
Rev. Billy Graham’s son, Rev. Franklin Graham, had heart surgery.
“Franklin Graham successfully underwent a specialized heart surgery today at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota,” Mark Barber, Graham’s spokesman, wrote in a statement to Fox News. “In recent months, Franklin had developed constrictive pericarditis, inflammation, and hardening of the sac around the heart that compresses the heart and prevents it from working properly. The surgery involved removing the pericardium.
“His doctors expect a full recovery and assured him that he should be able to return to his normal activity and ministry schedule,” Barber added. “Mr. Graham said that he is looking forward to multiple opportunities across the globe in 2022 to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and invite people to put their faith in Him. He is also eager to resume riding his motorcycle by springtime. He and his family appreciate everyone’s prayers.”
Joe Canale has been a resident of Amite in recent years, but is now living in a Hammond nursing home. Here’s an update from his wife, Georgia.
Update on my Honey. This morning doctor are putting in feeding tube. There has been NO improvement please continue to keep Joe in your prayers.
My pain management doctor is working me in this morning. Please be in pray for me and for her.
Operation Christmas Child – Shoeboxes will begin to be collected at drop-off points Monday. Pray for those who collect, pack, and receive them. May each one be touched by this ministry.
“Jesus asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’
The blind man answered, ‘Teacher, I want to see.'”
~Mark 10:51 (NCV)~
This morning, my prayer is for my back to feel better. What’s yours?
James ”Jim” Braden
July 29, 1940 – November 04, 2021
James “Jim” Braden, 81 of Kentwood passed from this life at North Oaks Medical Center on November 4, 2021. He was born on July 29, 1940 in Wilmington Delaware to Clarence and Pauline Braden. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966 and was part of the famed 25th Infantry Division.
He served in Vietnam, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Expert Badge Medal and obtained an Honorable Discharge.
He attended and graduated from barber school in 1968. He barbered for many decades and was a friend to many in his community. He was a Barber instructor at the former Baton Rouge Vocational School and the Northshore Technical College where he retired in 2004 from the State of Louisiana.
He is survived by sons, James “Scooter” Braden and wife Joey, Joseph “Beau” Braden and wife Pam, daughter Kelly and husband Rudy Thorgeson. Four grandchildren Jacob Braden and wife Tabatha, Johanna Arceneaux and husband Caleb, Jonah and Alayna Braden.
He is preceded in death by the love of his life Betty Loving Braden, his parents, and brother Clarence Braden.
A service will be held on Monday November 8, 2021 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, LA officiated by Rev. Caleb Arceneaux. Graveside services to follow at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.
Make arrangements to be a part of God’s kingdom. Contact a local pastor or church member if you are unsure of how to assure you have a place in heaven.
I hope you set your clocks back an hour last night.. If not, you’ll have plenty of time this morning to prepare for church.
Thankfulness – Day 7
Today, I am thankful for honest, hard-working folks. You can recognize some of the older ones by their overalls or aprons. They got that way by setting goals on values, not possessions. We should all strive to be more like them.
November 6th Readings LUKE 24:13-43 MARK 16:12-13 JOHN 20:19-23 MARK 16:14 JOHN 20:24-21:25 MATTHEW 28:16-20 MARK 16:15-18 LUKE 24:44-49
Turn your clock BACK one hour before you go to bed TONIGHT.
Thankfulness – Day 6
Today, I am thankful for those who Recognize needs and take care of them. Often older or sick people cannot do the things they previously could. Here are some kindnesses shown to us when David was very sick.
Pipes checked for the winter
Air conditioner filter changed
Light bulbs repacked
Pump and pipes readied for cold temperatures
Lawn mower blades sharpened and changed
Greenhouse prepared for winter
The situation and needs are different in different homes, but there surely is something you could do for someone who cannot do for themselves. You’ll never know how much you are appreciated! We are blessed and thankful for the help we received.! May we all be aware of things we can do to help others.
Mrs. Molly Carter is home, but still not feeling her best. Please pray for her and for those caring for her.
Amber Smith Chaney
August 01, 1988 – November 02, 2021
A resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Touro Infirmary LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA. She was born August 1, 1988 in Independence, LA and was 33 years of age. She is survived by her son, Adin Augustine; daughter, Serenity Chaney; father, Paul Smith, Sr.; mother, Cheryl Smith; brother, Paul Smith, Jr. and Cheryl Taylor; sister, Melissa Smith and Wayne Palmer; nephews, Heath Vince, Jr. and Trenton Jarrell; niece, Nevaeh Palmer; significant other, Emmitt Warren. Preceded in death by her sister, Dallas Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 8:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021
November 5th Readings MARK 15:42-47 MATTHEW 27:57-61 LUKE 23:50-56 JOHN 19:38-42 MATTHEW 27:62-66 MARK 16:1-8 MATTHEW 28:1-7 LUKE 24:1-12 MARK 16:9-11 JOHN 20:1-18 MATTHEW 28:8-15
Today, let’s pray for all those who will be packing shoeboxes around the world in the coming weeks. Thank God for the efforts and funds put into collecting items and for the child who will receive it. Pray for the children to learn about Jesus and to take Him into their hearts.
Thankfulness – Day 5
Today, I am thankful for all the people, some volunteers and some paid workers, who came into Louisiana to help following Hurricane Ida and other storms that have caused so much destruction. More than that, I am thankful that even though many people lost trees, they did not lose houses and lives! I’m also thankful people have learned how to stay home and protect themselves when the weather is so bad. It could have been so much worse!
Let’s pray, by name, for the senior adults in our lives.
Thankfulness – Day 4
Today, I’m thankful for senior adults and the knowledge, wisdom, experiences, and ability to love they have. I’m so glad I have have many friends in this age group for many years. They have been a blessing to me.
Reminder – Change your clocks Saturday night before you go to bed.
Please pray for Mrs. Molly Carter who is in North Oaks.
Will you please add my mom Molly Carter to the prayer link? She was admitted to North Oaks last night with CHF and A-fib. This is her second night there. Not sure when she will be home. They have to run more test tomorrow. She is in room 4102. Thank you, Lawana Carter
Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021
November 3rd Readings MARK 15:2-5 MATTHEW 27:11-14 LUKE 23:1-12 JOHN 18:28-40 MARK 15:6-15 MATTHEW 27:15-26 LUKE 23:13-25 JOHN 19:1-16 MARK 15:16-20 MATTHEW 27:27-31
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Operation Christmas Child
Drop-Off Week will begin on the 15th. FBC, Kentwood is thankful to be able to serve this area. Below is our schedule.
Mon, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 16: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Thankfulness – Day 3
I have often held doors open for other people because I was taught to do so and knew it showed good manners. Now, I find I am very appreciative of those who hold a door open for me. People of both sexes, all ages, and all races have done so. It certainly is helpful. I am thankful they make it easier for others and me.
“You should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”
~1 Thessalonians 2:12 (GW)~
Patricia Ann Prest Broussard
January 27, 1955 – October 04, 2021
A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Patricia Prest Broussard, a resident of Kentwood, Louisiana, passed away in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Monday, October 4, 2021. Pat was born on January 27, 1955, in Empire, Louisiana to Irene Nolan McCain Prest and Edward Willis Prest. She graduated from Delta Heritage Academy High School in 1973. She married Gerald Wayne Broussard on May 26, 1973, and started their family. Pat loved life, her family, and her church, serving as a member of the UMW many years. She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy and Wendy Broussard, Jason and Christy Broussard, Jon Broussard and Serra Thibodeaux, and her daughter Jenny Broussard, as well as grandchildren, Gabe, Ashton, Trevor, Annsley, Braden, Tabitha, Johnny, and Jacob. She is also survived by her sister, Carol Simmons, as well as Tim Simmons and nephew and niece Matthew and Jill. Visitation will be held at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 12:00 PM until the memorial service at 2:00 PM. Services will be conducted by Bro. Michael Townsend. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visithttp://www.mckneelys.com.
Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021
November 2nd Readings MARK 14:53-65 MATTHEW 26:57-68 MARK 14:66-72 MATTHEW 26:69-75 LUKE 22:54-65 JOHN 18:25-27 MARK 15:1 MATTHEW 27:1-2 LUKE 22:66-71 MATTHEW 27:3-10
Time Change – Sunday is the day for the fall time change.
Prayer Focus for Today
Pray for the teachers of children in our churches. Pray they can and will use the opportunities to teach Bible stories in such a way that the children will remember them and repeat them to their families and others during the week.
Thankfulness – Day 2
Today, I am thankful for my family and the ladies at church who taught me the Bible stories that helped lead me to Christ at a young age. They knew how to guide my life and did so.