09/05/2012 08:17 am ET | Updated Nov 05, 2012

Robin Roberts' Mother Lucimarian's Visitation Service Draws Hundreds

Hundreds turned out to honor Robin Roberts' late mother Lucimarian at a visitation on Tuesday.

Lucimarian Roberts died at 88 last Thursday, just as her daughter was due to begin a long and painful treatment for the rare bone marrow disorder MDS. Robin rushed back to her mother's Mississippi home to be with her in her final hours.

Lucimarian Roberts was a major Mississippi figure in her own right.

On Sunday, Robin Roberts broke her silence about her loss in a tweet:

On Tuesday, she sent another tweet, thanking her fans for their condolences:

The Sun-Herald reported that "Good Morning America" anchors Sam Champion, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott flew to Mississippi for the service.