Robin Roberts' mom passes away

From ABC News:

Sad news this morning from the ABC family. {}Robin Roberts mother has passed away just hours after Robin said goodbye to 'Good Morning America' to take her medical leave for a bone-marrow transplant.

Robin traveled home in Mississippi and made her way through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved ailing mother just in time. Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was the first African American to head Mississippi's Board of Education. She was passionate about music and the written word and even authored a book, titled "My Story, My Song", which Robin collaborated on.