|Author, mother of 'Good Morning America' co-anchor dies|
|Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:57 AM EDT|
Lucimarian Roberts, author of My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith (Upper Room Books), died Aug. 30 in Mississippi with her family at her side—including daughter Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America. She was 88.
Roberts' memoir, an April release that features contributions from her well-known daughter, details pivotal moments in her life, revealing how faith and music have provided strength to face life's challenges.
Sarah Wilke, publisher of The Upper Room, said Roberts' witness will "continue to bless all who knew her in person or through the pages of her book."
Missy Buchanan, co-author of My Story, My Song, added: "I have no doubt that Mrs. Roberts is still singing God's praises."
Roberts "was the first African-American to head Mississippi's Board of Education," according People magazine. "She loved the written word and the poetry and joy of song. She even recorded a CD of hymns for her family as a gift last year."