MACON, Ga. — H&H Soul Food is holding a friends and family drop-by in honor of Mama Louise Hudson according to a post on their Facebook page.
People are invited to pay their respects to Hudson at H&H on Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The adopted matriarch of the Allman Brothers Band and founder of H&H Soul Food, died on November 8.
Hudson was in hospice care surrounded by her family. Hudson was the co-owner of the H&H Cafeteria with Inez Hill, who died in December 2007.
Mama Louise often fed members of the Allman Brother’s Band before the group reached stardom and had little money to their name.
This led to a lifelong friendship between her and the band as well as several other Capricorn recording artists. Members of various famous bands frequented the H&H restaurant located on Cotton Avenue.
In 2017, Mama Louise spoke with 13WMAZ about her relationship with the Allman Brother’s after the death of Gregg Allman.
“They came on in. They were hungry, so I fed them, and I just got to be their mama. I enjoyed them boys,” said Mama Louise. “We turned out to be a family.”
Now, after her death, the restaurant says they have seen more people coming by, even from out of town. Shannon Holt, says she is from Carroll County and all her friends told her she can't stop in Macon without stopping at the restaurant. She says she rates her experience a 10.
"The place is amazing. The people there are so sweet and so nice and helpful, and you got to try this, you got to eat that, so it was really good," says Holt.
She says Mama Louise's recipes are so good, she says she has to come back.
"Usually, sometimes I can't finish. I'm like, 'Do I really want to finish eating this food?' But I wanted more. I finished everything on my plate," she says, adding, "Believe me, I will be back, even if I have to drive 2 hours for H&H, but it was a very nice restaurant. Very nice."
Hudson was 93-years-old.