New Orleans Saying Goodbye To Lionel Ferbos

Aug 1, 2014

The late Lionel Ferbos.
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New Orleans will be saying goodbye Friday and Saturday to jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos. 

The 103-year-old musical legend died July 19 at his New Orleans home.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday night at the Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home. Music and tributes will follow until 9 p.m..

Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Corpus Christy Epiphany Catholic Church. At 9 a.m., a memorial program begins. Music and spoken-word tributes will be featured.

Archbishop Gregory Aymond will preside at the funeral Mass.

A second-line procession with the Tremé Brass Band and the Black Men of Labor Social Aid and Pleasure Club will leave from the church after Mass to the Mount Olivet Cemetery.