San Antonio soul food maven succumbs to brain cancer

SAN ANTONIO - Business owner Addie Garner lost her battle with brain cancer at a hospice, death records show.

Garner was one-half of the soul food team that established Mr. & Mrs. G's Home Cooking at 2222 South W.W. White Road. The 82-year-old Inverness, Mississippi native opened the doors of the east side soul food landmark in 1990.

Recently, she and husband William considered selling the well-known eatery due to her illness.

In  August of 2015, Garner told KENS 5's Neighborhood Eats the restaurant was born out of rave reviews from churches and civic organizations who wanted more of their home style recipes from Alabama and Mississippi.

The couple didn't cook up success overnight. They had two customers on opening day.

"It was terrible. It was frightening. I didn't know anything about restaurants," Garner said.

Then 27 years later, Garner spoke of a story of prosperity. The Garners hosted famed boxing promoter Don King inside their restaurant among many other dignitaries.

Their dishes were touted as one of the 10 great places to get soul food in USA Today.

Lewis Funeral Home confirmed they are handling Garner's funeral and no arrangements have been made.

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