ROBIN Roberts is in mourning after the death of her mother.
The reason for Roberts’ early departure from Good Morning America on Thursday was the serious condition of Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts.
The 88-year-old died Thursday, GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on Friday’s program.
“Robin did make it [home to Mississippi], to say goodbye,” he said.
In a note about “Robin’s beautiful and inspiring mother” that was distributed to ABC staff members Thursday night, it was said, “Robin arrived home with her sister Sally Ann forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved Mother in time to see her.”
The message also stated: “It has always been clear where Robin got her strength, faith and spirit. You didn’t need to look far.”
Lucimarian, according to the note, “was the first African American to head Mississippi’s Board of Education. She loved the written word and the poetry and joy of song. She even recorded a CD of hymns for her family as a gift last year.”
It also asked that Robin, her mother and the entire family be kept “in our prayers and thoughts.”
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