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Robin Roberts' Mother Lucimarian's Visitation Service Draws Hundreds

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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:


Robin Roberts
Heart aches too much to write about momma yet. Being Sunday,her favorite day, my family & I thank you for prayers, well wishes & support. XO

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


Robin Roberts
My family & I grateful to all who came from near & far to honor our mother tonight. Hugs from fam were special.Faith, Family & Friends.

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

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