Thursday, April 24, 2014
Mickey Easterling’s last party turned out to be a memorable one.
The New Orleans socialite attended her own wake at the Saenger Theater on Canal Street. Easterling took in the whole scene wearing a feather boa, holding a champagne flute, and grasping a cigarette holder.
New Orleanians may be reminded of “Uncle” Lionel Batiste’s 2012 wake. He presided over his wake wearing a natty sportcoat and sunglasses while leaning against a faux street lamp.
See Andrew Vanacore, Socialite Easterling Goes Out As She Wanted—With a Party, The New Orleans Advocate, Apr. 23, 2014.
Special thanks to Elizabeth R. Carter (Judge Anthony J. Graphia & Jo Ann Graphia Associate Professor of Law, Louisiana State University) for bringing this article to my attention.