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A Cicely Tyson Funeral

A Cicely Tyson Funeral

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As you might have heard, 92-year-old actress and humanitarian Cicely Tyson passed away on Monday morning.

Tyson

Ms. Hayes, who wore a red face mask with the Greek letters for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority stitched on it, referred to Ms. Tyson as “soror Tyson,” and credited her for making her aware of Black beauty with the many covers of Jet magazine that she graced. She recalled how as a teen, she asked her cousin to braid her hair. Her cousin did so in a style that was similar to Ms. Tyson’s hair on the cover of an issue of Essence magazine.

But in East Harlem, where Ms. Tyson was born and raised to immigrant parents from Nevis, she was even more than that. She co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 after a tumultuous year in the civil rights movement and after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, and continued to support the arts, albeit quietly. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Harlem

Former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and film mogul Tyler Perry were among the attendees at a private memorial service for legendary actress Cicely Tyson in Harlem Tuesday.)The line began forming in the dark on Monday, hours before anyone would be allowed inside the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. One 86-year-old member of the church awoke at 4:30 a.m. to ensure that she would be one of the first people on the line. She was the third.

As daylight broke and the cold persisted, the line grew around the block. Some people wore full-length, mahogany-hued furs; others wore sequined scarves and houndstooth checkered puffer coats. Only the best to see Cicely Tyson, whom they called their trueborn Harlem queen, one last time. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Actress

Jessica Biel is feeling thankful this Christmas. The actress shared two rare family photos on Instagram in honor of Christmas with her husband Justin Timberlake walking outside with their two sons. “Thankful for my guys…Merry Christmas everybody!! 🎁🎄,” she captioned the photo which showed them walking from behind outside on a country trail.Ms. Tyson, who died on Jan. 28 at 96, lay at rest in the sanctuary of the church, surrounded by purple orchids, lilac roses and hydrangeas. Fans from New York and far beyond, all inspired by her seven-decade acting career, waited their turn to say their last goodbye to the revered actress.

Bill and Hillary Clinton, actor-director Tyler Perry and singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson are among those who attended a private memorial service for legendary actresss Cicely Tyson. (Feb. 16) (Source: news.yahoo.com)

Fan

Ms. Tyson, who died on Jan. 28 at 96, lay at rest in the sanctuary of the church, surrounded by purple orchids, lilac roses and hydrangeas. Fans from New York and far beyond, all inspired by her seven-decade acting career, waited their turn to say their last goodbye to the revered actress. The nearly three-hour service was held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street, where just a day earlier hundreds of fans of the pioneering icon lined up to pay their respects at a public viewing. Tyson's death elicited sadness and appreciation from her many fans, including famous artists and public figures. Such luminaries as Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and Kravitz lovingly praised Tyson on social media as they mourned her.

Ms. Tyson, who died on Jan. 28 at 96, lay at rest in the sanctuary of the church, surrounded by purple orchids, lilac roses and hydrangeas. Fans from New York and far beyond, all inspired by her seven-decade acting career, waited their turn to say their last goodbye to the revered actress. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

 

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