Rommel "Big Ro" Batiste, 43, a native of Labadieville and resident of Thibodaux, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Williams and Southall Funeral Home in Napoleonville and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church in St. James. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery in Napoleonville.
He is survived by his mother, Audrey Converse-Thomas of Houma; his father, Jesse J. Batiste of Columbus, Ohio; his grandmother, Velma J. Converse of Napoleonville; one son, Tremel Batiste of Napoleonville; his mother, Adrienne Stewart. one sister, Lawanda (Kenneth) Wright of Baton Rouge; his stepfather, Ulysses Thomas Jr.; two sons, Mark (Antoinette) and Nathaniel; and two daughters Jada (Orlando) and Courtney; one nephew and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Converse and Jack Batiste; his grandmother, LLillian J. Toussaint; three aunts and one uncle.
Williams and Southall Funeral Home in Napoleonville is in charge of arrangements.