Toussaint Battley, Sr. departed this earthly life for eternal glory on, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital. A worship celebration of his life will be held at 12 noon on May 15, 2013 at St. Luke Baptist Church, 10000 Island Road, Ventress, LA. Open visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Officiating the worship will be Dr. Toussaint Battley, Jr. Interment will be in the St. Luke Baptist Church Cemetery. Toussaint Battley, Sr. affectionately known as "JB" was born on December 17, 1931 to the union of the late Oneal and Mable V. Battley. "JB" was a faithful member of the St. Luke Baptist Church since early childhood, serving as a member of the Deacon's Board and later as Head Deacon. He served devotedly until his health failed. "JB" was preceded in death by his wife, Madris C. Battley, parents, Oneal and Mable Battley, and daughters-in-law, Christy Battley and Felicia Battley. Toussaint Battley, Sr. ("JB"), is survived by six children: Sandra (Jeffery) Herbert, Toussaint Battley, Jr., Landry (Wanda) Battley, Perry (Karen) Battley, Kendra (Thomas) Nelson, Monica (Angelo) Fabre; sister: Mae Esther (Edgar) Woods; brother: Emmitt Battley; one sister-in-law, Mary Rose Battley, 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; five God-children; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Verette's Pointe Coupee Funeral Home. (225) 638-7544.
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Published in The Advocate from May 10 to May 15, 2013