Friday, July 20, 2012
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Funeral Arrangements for Lionel "Uncle Lionel" Batiste
Friday July 20, 2012 - Funeral Services
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
805 N. Rampart Street - Armstrong Park
Viewing - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral service starts at 11:00 a.m.
Jazz funeral procession from Mahalia Jackson (precise route TBD).
Interment (following jazz procession)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
4100 Norman Mayer Blvd., New Orleans, LA
If you wish to donate to the "Uncle" Lionel Memorial Fund to assist the family with medical and funeral expenses go to www.Treme2012.com and press "Donate" or visit any Liberty Bank and Trust Branch (www.LibertyBank.net). Donations can also be mailed to:
"Uncle" Lionel Memorial Fund, c/o Liberty Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 60131, New Orleans, LA 70160-0131
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'Uncle' Lionel Batiste gets sendoff as unique as the man himself
Keith Spera, Times-Picayune
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Blues guitarist Little Freddie King and his drummer/manager, "Wack-O" Wade Wright, stood outside the Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home in Treme on Thursday afternoon, pondering the scene inside for "Uncle" Lionel Batiste's wake. "They've got him fixed up beautiful," King said of the deceased, the Treme Brass Band drummer and renowned New Orleans character.
Wade agreed. "They've even got his watch on the mannequin's hand," he said, referring to the life-like figure standing in the funeral home's chapel.
That wasn't a mannequin, King replied. "That's him."
In a send-off as unique as the man himself, Mr. Batiste wasn't lying in his cypress casket. Instead, his body was propped against a faux street lamp, standing, decked out in his signature man-about-town finery . . .
· Complete story on NOLA.com