A devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend
and a resident of Watson, Louisiana,
and an employee of AT&T,
he died unexpectedly Friday, August 27, 2010,
at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.
He was 36 years old.
ECCLESIASTES 3: 1 - 14
1 To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
9 What profit hath he that worketh
in that wherein he laboreth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given
to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
also he hath set the world in their heart,
so that no man can find out the work that
God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is no good in them,
but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13 And also that every man should eat and drink,
and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever:
nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it:
and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
REVELATIONS 14: 12 - 20
12 Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they that keep the commandments of God,
and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors;
and their works do follow them.
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud,
and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man,
having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple,
crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud,
Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the time is come for thee to reap;
for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth;
and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven,
he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire;
and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying,
Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth,
and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city,
and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles,
by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
THE CROSS OF JESUS
Come, O God, renew your people,
We who long to see your face,
Strengthen hearts that have grown feeble;
Fill our lives with truth and grace,
Only you can win our freedom;
Only you can bring us peace,
Only in the cross of Jesus,
Will the captives find release.
Deep within create a new heart;
Melt away the winter chill,
Help us now to make a new start,
Help us now to know your will,
Washed in waters of forgiveness,
Cleansed in waters of new birth,
Lead us to the cross of Jesus,
Bringing life to all the earth.
In the darkness that surrounds us,
We have lost you from our sight,
Even though your love has found us,
We embrace the powers of night,
Scatter now our deepest darkness,
Guide our hearts into the light,
Join us to the cross of Jesus,
Help us set our living right.
Call us forth to walk in justice,
Rescue us from sin and grave,
Through the power of your Spirit,
Breathe in us the breath that saves,
Strengthen us in our communion
One in Word and cup and bread,
Here within the cross of Jesus,
All who hunger will be fed.
Francis Patrick O’Brien
Ross, Bart 'Dylan'
A devoted husband, son, brother, and friend, a resident of Watson and an employee of AT&T, he died unexpectedly Firday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was 36. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, on Monday, Aug. 30, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Zachary, conducted by the Rev. M. Jeffery Bayhi. He is survived by his wife, Brandi Warren Ross; a daughter, Madison Marie Ross; two sons, Chandler Seth Ross and Tristan Cole Lacaze; parents, Terry and Rhonda Ross; a sister, Lauri Ross Garrett and husband Kevin James; mother-in-law, Teri Warren; brother-in-law, Chris Warren and wife Kelly; sister-in-law, Savannah Maynard; grandmother, Beverly Rivet Slocum; nieces and nephews, Taylor, Krista and Gavinn Warren and Brant, Bradie, Benjamin, and Breanna Garret; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by an infant brother, Matthew Ross; father-in-law, Sonny Warren; grandparents, TJ and Doris Messina, Dayton W. Slocum Jr., Jacqueline Sanders Sullivan and William F. Ross Sr.; aunt, Jackie Ross Dunham; and cousin, Lucas Christopher Ross. Pallbearers will be Chris Warren, Kevin Garret, Todd Rouse, Ritchie Ross, Casey Lewis and Corey Borne. Dylan was an avid fisherman, duck hunter, and drag racing fan. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.