Robin Roberts' mother, Lucimarian Roberts, passes away

Robin Roberts

Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, has passed away.

Robin had just taken a leave of absence from GMA to undergo a bone-marrow transplant.

WLOX-TV in Biloxi is reporting that Robin was able to make it home to Mississippi just in time to say goodbye Thursday.

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was the first African American to head Mississippi's board of Education. She was 88.

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