Lucimarian Roberts, Mother of Robin Roberts, Dies at 88
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

From New York Times.

Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of ABC‘s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, died Thursday night just hours after Roberts began her medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. She was 88. The news was announced in an email from Good Morning America senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski.

Earlier that day, Roberts who was originally supposed to begin her medical leave on Friday, announced on the show that instead Thursday would be her last day so that she could be close to her mother, who had been ill.

Roberts’ mother often appeared on the show with her and collaborated with her on her book, “My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith.” The elder Roberts was also the first black to serve as chairwoman of the Mississippi State Board of Education.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.