Robin Roberts' Mother, Lucimarian Roberts, Dies at 88

The “GMA” anchor made her final appearance Thursday before going on medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. Roberts' departure was first planned for Friday, but she told viewers she chose to exit a day early to visit

(Courtesy: Upper Room)Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was the first African-American to head Mississippi's Board of Education. Her passion for music and poetry led her to write a book this year titled "My Story, My Song," on which Robin Roberts collaborated.

My Song,' featuring daughter Robin Roberts. "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, who has been battling her own serious health problems the last few years, lost her mother on Thursday night, according to a report on an ABC News affiliate.

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ABC News said of Robin's mother: “Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was the first African American to head Mississippi's board of education. She was passionate about music and poetry and just this year authored a book titled, 'My Story, My Song,' which Robin