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Jazz Funeral Slated For "Uncle" Lionel Batiste

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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

Public Viewing

Charbonnet Funeral Home

1615 St. Phillip Street in Treme'

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, July 20

Funeral Service

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.

If you wish to donate to the "Uncle" Lionel Memorial Fund to assist the family with medical and funeral expenses, go to http://www.treme2012.com/ and press "Donate" or visit any Liberty Bank and Trust Branch (http://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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