Sylvia Woods “The Queen of Soul Food” To Be Eulogized By Reverend Dr. Al Sharpton At A Public Funeral Wednesday, July 25th At The Historic Grace Baptist Church In Mount Vernon, New York—
SYLVIA WOODS “THE QUEEN OF SOUL FOOD” TO BE EULOGIZED BY REVEREND DR. AL SHARPTON AT A PUBLIC FUNERAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th AT THE HISTORIC GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH IN MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK——
MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, FORMER GOVERNOR DAVID A. PATERSON, FORMER MAYOR DAVID DINKINS AND MORE TO ATTEND
Wednesday, July 25th 2012
Grace Baptist Church
52 South 6th Avenue – Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Viewing 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Service 11:00 AM
Press Check in- 10:00 AM
Eulogy delivered by Reverend Al Sharpton, President & Founder, National Action Network
Presiding: Reverend William Franklyn Richardson, III
Please be advised that NY1 is the taped pool for the funeral service. NY1 will reserve a PL line at the switch. The switch will be determined by Tuesday, July 24th. For day-of questions about the pool, please contact the assignment desk (212) 379-3456. Please note: There will be no on-site/field distribution so feed time is TBD. There will be an on-site press room for working press to watch the service at Grace Baptist Church and get b-roll of the procession.
Grace Baptist Church
One Grace Plaza
52 South Sixth Avenue (between first and second streets)
Mount Vernon, New York 10550
There is no secured parking for media
Sylvia Pressley Woods, ‘The Queen of Soul Food’, not only established an imprint with her famed restaurant Sylvia’s, but the visionary blazed a trail for an entire community to emulate. After a blessed 86 years with us, Sylvia Woods departed this world and reunited with her late husband, Herbert Deward Woods, on July 19, 2012.
Sylvia’s has proudly served Presidents – including the first African American President, Barack Obama – international dignitaries, celebrities, Harlem residents and tourists the world over. It is owned and operated by three generations of the Woods family that remain committed to the work ethic, devotion and entrepreneurial spirit of its founder. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Sylvia’s.
In 2007, Sylvia received a Congressional honor acknowledging her immense contribution to American society. She appeared in numerous national and international media outlets and has been saluted by President Bill Clinton, New York Governor Pataki, New York Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins and Mike Bloomberg, the New York Stock Exchange, among others.