Last Stand for Lionel Batiste

Fans of New Orleans Jazz man Lionel Batiste said goodbye at his viewing this afternoon but they didn't lean over his casket to get a final look. 

Batiste was standing up for the viewing at Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral home in Treme.

Louis Charbonnet said the unique tribute was done at the family's request.

Charbonnet said it's a great tribute for a great man.

Another viewing will be at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.

The funeral starts at 11:00 a.m.

It will be followed by a jazz procession to Mount Olivet Cemetery.