A few questions prompted by the second line for Uncle Lionel Batiste.
The viewing for the late "Uncle" Lionel Batiste will take place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Charbonnet Funeral Home (1615 St. Phillip St.). The funeral will take place Friday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts (805 N. Rampart St.). There will be a viewing starting at 9 a.m., and the funeral service will start at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a jazz funeral, and after the procession he will be interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery (4100 Norman Mayer Blvd.).
Those who wish to help with Batiste's medical and funeral expenses can contribute to the Uncle Lionel Memorial Fund by visiting Treme2012.com or visiting any branch of Liberty Bank and Trust or by sending a check to:
"Uncle" Lionel Memorial Fund
c/o Liberty Bank and Trust
P.O. Box 60131
New Orleans, LA 70160-0131