Funeral services, second line announced for Mr. Okra

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Mr. Okra at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. - PHOTO BY FRANK ETHERIDGE
  • PHOTO BY FRANK ETHERIDGE
  • Mr. Okra at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Update: The second line has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, immediately following the visitation.

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.


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