By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — People wishing to pay their final respects to legendary actor Cicely Tyson will get a chance during a public viewing at a famed Manhattan church.

The viewing for the actor, who died last week at age 96, will be held on Monday at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, according to a statement by her family through her manager Larry Thompson.

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The viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and COVID-19 protocols will be in place, with masks and social distancing requirements. No photographs will be allowed, according to the statement.

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Rev. Calvin Butts got to know Tyson over the last 20 years after she became a member of the church.

“She was clearly a diva, but a diva with grace,” Butts told CBS2’s Cory James.

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Butts said Tyson was at the church just days before her death.

“She was full of life. She looked good. She was chuckling at different things, and she was just a wonderful, wonderful lady,” he said.

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Tyson’s passing brought out a flood of accolades for the pioneer, who won two Emmys for playing the 110-year-old former slave in the 1974 television drama “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” A younger generation of moviegoers saw her in the 2011 movie, “The Help.”

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