Woodlawn expects crowds for funeral

(07/21/03) WOODLAWN - Although funeral services for salsa star Celia Cruz are private, the community of Woodlawn is preparing for crowds since thousands showed up during the viewing of her body.

Cruz will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday. Residents say if half as many show up for the funeral it will be overwhelming.

Police and cemetery officials say since the funeral is not open to the public no streets will be closed. Funeral services for Cruz will be held at St. Patrick's Cathedral then her body will be laid to rest in Woodlawn.

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