Wake Today for ‘Queen of Soulfood’


One of the things I was most struck by, while covering the death of Sylvia Woods, who lived in Mount Vernon, was the way life, the restaurant and yes, dinner, went on as always.

That’s no doubt the was Miss Sylvia would have wanted it.

The only visible change outside Sylvia’s famed soul food restaurant in Harlem, other than the announcement of her passing by her grand daughter and son, were that the lights on the marquis, above, later went dark.

Today Sylvia’s wake will be held in New York.

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