A retired computer programmer and resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 57 and a native of Independence. Visiting at New Southside Funeral Home, 925 S. 14th St., Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Derrick Kyle. Interment in Butler Cemetery, Amite. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Battiste; son, Alfred Lott; sisters, Jessie Mae Walker, of Independence, and Johnnie Mae Perry, of Amite; and brothers, Albert Battiste and Larry Battiste, both of Kentwood, and John Earnest Battiste, of Independence. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Battiste; mother, Essie Mae Perkins; sister, Earline McCoy; and brother, Donald James Battiste. Pallbearers will be John Battiste, Alfred Lott, Rodney Walker, John Lee and Julius Battiste. He was a graduate of LSU and received his certificate of training from H.J. Wilson. New Southside Funeral Home, (225) 344-6840.
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Published in The Advocate on Sept. 9, 2011