Update: The second line has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, immediately following the visitation.
PHOTO BY FRANK ETHERIDGE
Mr. Okra at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Arthur "Mr. Okra" Robinson's funeral will be held Sunday, Feb. 25. The iconic New Orleans fruit and vegetable vendor died Feb. 15 at age 75.
A walk-through visitation is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Marigny Opera House (725 St Ferdinand St.), to be followed by a reception at BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy St.). There also is a fundraiser
to cover funeral costs.
A memorial second line is tentatively set for Monday, Feb. 26. A route and time have yet to be announced.
His daughter Sergio Robinson plans to be back on the road soon
, carrying on the singing vendor tradition from the front seat of Mr. Okra's unmistakable painted truck.