Wife of former Assembly Speaker dies

Lola Woodson, whose husband was the first black Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly, died on December 28.  She was 90. Woodson was working as a receptionist at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 1973 when she met The Rev. Dr. S. Howard Woodson, Jr. the pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton.  Woodson was the Associate Assembly Minority Leader at the time. Rev. Woodson was