Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts made it home just in time to say goodbye to her mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, 88, who died Thursday, co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on the show Friday.
Roberts, 51, announced she would be taking a medical leave to prepare for a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed earlier this year with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow.
Roberts taped her final show a day early so she and her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, could fly home to Mississippi to be with their ailing mother.
On the show Friday, Stephanopoulos described Lucimarian as "a woman filled with so much joy."
My Story, My Song, Lucimarian was the author of the inspirational book My Story, My Song, which featured fond memories and recollections by Roberts.
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