Mother of Robin Roberts Dead At 88
The bad news keeps on coming for Robin Roberts. Her mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts died last night at the age of 88. Robin Roberts flew down to Mississippi a day early to be with her family, and according to George Stephanopoulos, Robin did make it there in time to see her mother one last time.
Lucimarian was the author of the inspirational book ‘My Story, My Song’ she was also the first African American to head Mississippi’s Board of Education. She was described as “a woman filled with so much joy” by George Stephanopoulos. The cause of her death has not been released; the family is expected to hold a small private memorial service.
It’s been an extremely difficult year for Roberts and it’s not going to get any easier. She has to make it through her mom’s funeral and she is scheduled to receive her bone marrow transplant from her sister next week. Roberts needs the transplant due to a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.
Geez, we certainly hope 2013 is better for Robin. We wish her nothing but the best and hope she comes back from her transplant feeling 100% better!