Additionally, she did the same for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Some of which are: world travelers, college graduates with degrees in pharmacy, liberal arts, and education. With a third grade education, Mom was a housemaid and later she worked at the Holiday Inn and Sears-were she retired. Finally, my Dad is 98 years old and in good spirits. My Dad was a contractor and owned a grocery and hardware store-which gave us a good business sense. Dad bought my first musical instrument and Mom asked me to lead the Batiste family in the music world. You should know that when it came down to music in the family, Mom ran the show.”
In an effort to give-back, the Paul A. Batiste Conservatory of the Arts, Inc. is working to establish The Batiste Family® International School of Fine and Performing Arts.