NEW ORLEANS, La. – According to an official statement from the Batiste family on Friday, the following are the scheduled public events for the late "Uncle Lionel Batiste, a jazz and blues musician and singer from New Orleans.
Thursday, July 19
Charbonnet Funeral Home
1615 St. Phillip Street in Treme'
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, July 20
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
805 N. Rampart Street in Armstrong Park
Viewing – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Funeral - 11 a.m.
Jazz Funeral Procession
From Mahalia Jackson (precise route TBD).
(Following jazz procession) at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4100 Norman Mayer Blvd. in New Orleans
Batiste, a familiar face on Frenchmen Street and in TV shows and commercials, died on July 8. He was 81.
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