(from the Backstreet Cultural Museum)
A celebration of the life of Collins "Coach" Lewis will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street. Viewing will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. followed by a Cultural Program from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The funeral service begins at 10 a.m. followed by a traditional Mardi Gras Indian procession. A repast will be held at the Treme Community Center.
Collins Lewis, whom everyone simply called "Coach," passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011 at the age of 62.
Coach was a member of the Spirit of Fi-Yi-Yi and the Mandigo Warriors Mardi Gras Indian gang since its inception in 1984. He acted as Chief Victor Harris' "Commissioner of Sewing." Beyond his abilities with a needle and thread, Coach was also noted for his drumming and singing.
For over 40 years Coach was active with the Tambourine & Fan organization. It was while working with its youth football team, the Louis Hunters, that he got his nickname.
"He was a culturalist and a historian," says Harris of his longtime friend. "He loved the culture."
Two more excellent reasons to get an Advocate New Orleans subscription.
This is another beautiful establishment with great service, delicious food and drink and a wonderful…
Oink! Oink! He might be looking for his 2 brothers........
It was probably those thieving trend mongers at Times-Picayune. PYOW! hehehe #pignapping
"Pigs seek pig."
We are in the middle of a revolution that is going to continue to have…