Breaux Bridge - A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Bethlehem Baptist Church for Michael "Mike" J. Batiste, 68, who passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at his residence.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge on Thursday from 8:00 AM until 12:45 PM, and will resume at Bethlehem Baptist Church from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM.
Pastor Matthew Kelso will officiate at the funeral service. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery.
Michael "Mike" Batiste was born on August 24, 1954 to the late Maxie Batiste, Sr. and Mable Lewis Batiste. He worked as a truck driver for over 47 years. His employment began at the St. Martin Parish Water Plant, then NCI and finally, he retired from Baker Hughes. Mike loved being outdoors fishing and spending time with family. He delighted in many hobbies including working on cars- doing paint and body work and small engine repairs. He also loved listening to music, corvettes, and dogs- golden retrievers and black labradors. Mike was an amazing cook and was known by his family for his spaghetti, vegetable soup and homemade beef jerky. Mike will be remembered for his infectious smile, his giving spirit, and his selfless personality. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lindell Livingston Batiste; daughters, Mikelyn Manuel (Roberto) and Tiffany Lewis (Danny); son Mack Batiste, Sr. (Sydnie); brothers, John Batiste, Maxie Batiste, Jr., Rocky Batiste, Sr., Alfred Batiste and Joseph Batiste; sisters, Dorothy Charles, Mildred Batiste, Hilda Batiste and Stella Caddie; grandchildren, Jas'Mine, Da'Nija, Danny, Tristan, Trinitee, Jeremiah, Devarian, Taylar, Mallory, Chloe, Mack, Jr., Natoj, Elijah, Anaya, Gavin, Paris, Cherrysh and Malik; great-grandchild, Brynlee; special nephew, Carl Parsee, Jr.; special sister-in-law Margie Batiste; and godchild, Mable Batiste.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxie Batiste, Sr. and Mable Lewis Batiste; brother, Alton Batiste, Sr.; brother-in-law Danny Charles; and parents-in-law, Gerald and Yeara Dell Livingston.
Pallbearers will be Mack Batiste, Sr., Justin Batiste, Devarian Joseph, Mark Livingston, Danny Lewis, Jr. and Carl Parsee, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be John Batiste, Maxie Batiste, Jr., Rocky Batiste, Sr., Alfred Batiste, Joseph Batiste, Don Breaux, Roberto Manuel, Alton Batiste, Jr., Danny Lewis, Sr., Clarence "CC" Citizen, Mack Batiste, Jr., Earl Caddie, Jr., and Joshua Batiste.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.ngements.