09/07/2012 09:43 am ET | Updated Nov 07, 2012

Robin Roberts Returns From Mother's Funeral, Resting Before Transplant

Robin Roberts returned home from her mother's funeral on Thursday evening to begin resting in preparation for her bone marrow transplant.

Roberts' mother, Lucimarian, died last Thursday. Roberts flew down to Mississippi to be with her mother and to attend the multiple funeral services for her. Her "Good Morning America" co-hosts all made trips south to show their support, with George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer even skipping part of the Democratic National Convention to be in Mississippi.

On Thursday night, Roberts tweeted to her followers that her transplant, which is needed to combat the rare disorder MDS, will start next week. She faces many months of recovery following the procedure: