Norwood Batiste, 81, a native and resident of Vacherie, died Monday, March 4, 2013.
Visitation will be from noon until funeral time Saturday at Highway Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Brian, Mark and Barry Batiste; daughters, Rosalyn Batiste and Sandra Batiste Singleton; sisters, Mary Lee Johnson and Cheryl Bartholomew; 29 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Batiste; parents, Albert Batiste Sr. and Equator Williams Batiste; son, Michael Batiste; daughter, Adrian Jenkins; brothers, Robert, Charles, Hayward, Albert Jr. and Earl Batiste; sisters, Iris Batiste and Norma Coco; and grandparents, Robert and Adeline Williams, Mary Nelson Batiste and Ferman Batiste.
He was a U.S. Army
Kennedy Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of arrangements.