Photos: Chief Lewis Funeral

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Jerod Wilson Lewis raises his hand and sings along with the Hot 8 Brass Band during the jazz funeral procession for his father Jerod 'Big Chief Rody' Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, along S. Galvez Street in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jerod Wilson Lewis raises a life-size cutout of his father father Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as the jazz funeral procession walks along Washington Ave. from Rhodes Funeral home in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Mardi Gras Indians act as pallbearers for Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as they take his casket outside at the Yvonne Marrero Commons, where the Calliope B.W. Cooper projects once stood, in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The Indians said "take him home" as they brought out the casket and then lifted it three times in the projects where Lewis grew up. The projects were also home to the Neville Brothers and rapper Master P.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Gerad Dollis also known as Bo Dollis, Jr. of the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians sings along with drummers during the funeral of Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as the jazz funeral procession walks along Washington Ave. from Rhodes Funeral home in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jerod Wilson Lewis holds a life-size cutout of his father Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as the jazz funeral procession walks along MLK, Jr. Blvd. in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Semolian Warriors Big Chief James "Yam" Harris follow at right.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Bryce Jones, 4, spreads the wings of his suit in honor of his grandfather Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as the jazz funeral procession walks along S. Galvez Street in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Semolian Warriors Big Chief James "Yam" Harris, spreads the wings of his suit during the funeral of Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as the jazz funeral procession walks along Washington Ave. from Rhodes Funeral home in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jerod Wilson Lewis, bottom center, touches the hearse carrying his father Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, while hugging Mardi Gras Indian Kevin Crockerman at the Yvonne Marrero Commons, where the Calliope B.W. Cooper projects once stood, in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The Indians said "take him home" as they brought out the casket and then lifted it three times in the projects where Lewis grew up. The projects were also home to the Neville Brothers and rapper Master P.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Mardi Gras Indians act as pallbearers for Jerod 'Big Chief Rody' Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as they take his casket outside at the Yvonne Marrero Commons, where the Calliope B.W. Cooper projects once stood, in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The Indians said 'take him home' as they brought out the casket then lifted it three times in the projects where Lewis grew up. The projects also were home to the Neville Brothers and rapper Master P.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jerod Wilson Lewis raises a life-size cutout of his father Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, as the jazz funeral procession walks along Washington Ave. from Rhodes Funeral home in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.