Cicely Tyson Public Memorial Details Announced by Family

Cicely Tyson at the AFI Honors Denzel Washington at the Dolby Theater on June 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. (Credit: Jean Nelson/Deposit Photos)

Fans will be able to say goodbye to pioneering actress Cicely Tyson during a public memorial service in New York City.

ABC News reports a public viewing will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, according to a statement released by Tyson’s talent manager, Larry Thompson, on behalf of her family.

The viewing will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced.

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Tyson passed away on Jan. 28 at age 96. Her body of work spanned across the stage, film and television. She was nominated for an Academy Award as best actress for her role in the 1972 film Sounder.

She also received accolades for her work in television and the stage. She won Primetime Emmys for her roles in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and the CBS miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Tyson received a Tony Award for her role as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful in 2013.

She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she was honored with in 1997.

Her most recent roles were in Ava DuVernay’s 2020 anthology series Cherish the Day and in the 2020 Netflix film A Fall from Grace, which was produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry.