Friday, July, 20, 2012
Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts
A trifold program for Uncle Lionel's funeral. "Let's just scratch the word 'funeral' and say 'celebration' says a family member named Aunt Ruth during the ceremony.
Rain begins to fall at 10:15 AM; pt meets the man known as "Wild Man" who marches with the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, one of the oldest social aid and benevolent associations, since 1864, a professional photographer informs me. Until recently, "Wild Man" has been the Bone Man in parades, recently he has become the chief leading the club, the photographer informs me.
Crowds gather as the rain pours down; Richard Keller of Hotshot Photographic
Batiste family members gather for the service.
Rain begins to flood the neighborhood
Renard Andre (photo above Left,in white cap) of the Money Wasters Social Aid and Benevolent Association ("Pride of the 6th Ward"); A man waits to dry off before entering the theater.