The Procession and Second Line that began at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home on St.Philip Street lasted two hours, an epic event. My video card was filled one minute before the final dirge at Hunter's Field in which Lionel's casket was lifted into the air to give him one last boost toward heaven.
The procession heads down St. Philip Street from the funeral home. See the videos .
Longtime Tremé resident Davis Rogan (above, whose character is portrayed on the HBO series "Tremé") was a friend of Lionel's and is often seen at the Candlelight Lounge on Wednesday nights.
Brass bands followed by second line dancers, walkers, anyone who wanted to be part of the energy of this historic procession.
Uncle Lionel's brother Norman Batiste, leads a family contingent.
Second Line on two feet, more or less, and on wheels
Thousands joined in the "Going Home" procession and more lined the elevated roadway leading to I-10.
Goodbye, Uncle Lionel.
North Claiborne a few blocks from St. Bernard and Hunter's Field. The brass bands were playing "Amazing Grace" and thousands of people sang along.
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