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.