Dec 302010
 

A carriage carrying the body of rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe leaves the 5th Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Slain rapper Renetta ‘Magnolia Shorty’ Lowe was laid to rest Thursday in a funeral service and second line attended by thousands, including musical luminaries Lil Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams, founder of Cash Money Records.

Lil Wayne and Bryan "Birdman" Williams, founder of Cash Money Records, at Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral. 'Magnolia Shorty' and Ms. Tee, Trishell Williams, were the first women signed to Cash Money Records.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Family and friends leave the 5th Baptist Church after Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A casket carrying the body of Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe is put in to a black carriage during the funeral at the 5th Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Stooges lead the second line at the funeral of Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Spiff Knight, CEO of PNG Entertainment, and Ray "Gee Bee" Shawn, Vice President, of PNG Entertainment at at Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral. "We lost one of the greatest bounce rappers to live in the city of New Orleans. Not only did this impact our city, but the nation and worldwide," said Knight.

A mourner looks out of a glass window at 5th Baptist Church after Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Jennifer Jones takes a photo of the carriage carrying the body of rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe in front of the 5th Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Dana Brissette and her children Kayla Brissette, 14, Jannie Brissette, 11 months old, and Chavis Jr. Brissette, 10, at Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral Thursday afternoon. "She was a local artist and I am big on art and want to teach my children to appreciate the strong culture of New Orleans," said Brissette. Her older children are students at Lusher.

Children watch the second line for rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe as it heads down Lasalle St. Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Lil Wayne and Bryan "Birdman" Williams, founder of Cash Money Records, leave Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Lil Wayne fans watch as he leaves Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A cardboard cut out and of Magnolia Shorty at the funeral Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thousands follow the carriage carrying the body of rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe as it leaves the 5th Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Two girls put their arms around each other as they walk down Lasalle Street during the second line for Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The second line for rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe heads down Lasalle St. Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)


A carriage carrying the body of rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe travels down LaSalle St. Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A black carriage waits in front of the 5th Baptist Church during Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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  • Joy Heard

    Remember that life is short, that is why we should always tell the people that we love that we love them while they are here. We should always live llife as if this will be our last day on this earth. It is time we as black learn to unite Rev Dr. Martin Luther Knig Jr worked to hard to get us were we are today, so let’s start the year off with more LOVE……..

  • sontee

    I wish that all people. Can come together as one god died so we all can have a better life…….. stay blessed

  • http://www.hedesigns.com Heather Elizabeth

    Nice job, y’all. Photos are beautiful.