Sunday, March 01, 2009

Antoinette K-Doe, R.I.P.

NOLA obit here.  & on Fat Tuesday morning, no less.
Relatives and friends, citizens and government officials of the City of New Orleans and all musicians are invited to attend the Funeral Services at St. James Methodist Church of LA, 1925 Ursulines Ave. on Saturday, February 28, 2009 for 11:00 a.m.
More here.
In her final appearance, Antoinette K-Doe sold out St. James Methodist Church.
& more here.
Outside there was controlled chaos on Ursulines Avenue as the jazz funeral procession slowly formed behind two dozen members of a brass ensemble drawn from the Treme and Red Hot brass bands, among others.

A pair of Mardi Gras Indians
, in full feathered regalia, joined the mix. So did at least two women dressed as Baby Dolls, in honor of the Treme Mardi Gras marching organization that Antoinette K-Doe helped revive.

In the lead was an antique-style, glass-walled hearse carriage pulled by two white mules. Once the coffin was inside, the marchers set off past onlookers crowding the narrow strip of Ursulines neutral ground.
NYT's obit here.
Antoinette Dorsey, a cousin of the singer Lee Dorsey, was born and reared in New Orleans. After marrying Earl Fox, she moved to Buras, in Plaquemines Parish, south of New Orleans. She had no children of her own, but she said that she and her husband took care of 27 foster children over the years. She worked as a seamstress and as a welder’s helper on offshore oil rigs.
My emphases.

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