“Uncle” Lionel Batiste‘s funeral arrangements have been announced by his family. Mr. Batiste died earlier this week, and will be sadly missed by the New Orleans music community and his fans all over the world.
A public viewing will take place Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charbonnet Funeral Home at 1615 St. Philip Street in Treme. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 20 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts with viewing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the service starting at 11 a.m. A jazz funeral procession will follow, with the route to be announced.
Internment following the jazz funeral will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4100 Norman Mayer Blvd. in New Orleans.
If you wish to donate to the “Uncle” Lionel Memorial Fund to assist the family with medical and funeral expenses go to Treme2012.com and press “Donate” or visit any Liberty Bank and Trust branch. 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