This past Saturday morning I woke up to the news that Lake Charles musician, and City Heat member Chester Daigle had passed away. As with any news of death, I have to admit that this one really took me by surprised. I had just seen Chester and his son Jarius at the Black Heritage Galley a few weeks ago where they were performing for the Barack Obama display. He was full of life and had the crowd in attendance at full attention for the evening.

This morning I received information from his beautiful wife who allowed me to share the information with many of his friends and fans in the area. The services will be this Saturday, August 28 at the New Covenant of Faith Baptist Church 2233 12th Street, with Rev. Jimmy Stevens, Pastor. Masks are required for the services. From 9 a.m.-10 a.m., this will be the Family Viewing. From 10 a.m- Noon, this will be a public viewing, and homegoing services will be at 1 p.m.

The Homegoing Service will be Live-Streamed with updates on where to come along soon. Chester "Choppe" Joseph Daigle,11 was a Lake Charles native and graduate of Lake Charles High. He leaves behind several family members, and friends who will always love and remember him. Chester was truly a pillar of the community, and his legacy of what he gave to the city will forever be remembered. I remember when I first moved here everyone was telling me that I needed to see the group City Heat. They were the group that had all of the functions and festivals on lock. I am happy that I got the chance to really see him live in his element and I am happier that he really was able to see the love shown back.

Check out the exclusive clip of Chester in his element along with his son Jairus performing Happy Feelings, originally done by Frankie Beverly and Maze.


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