Robin Roberts with her mother Lucimarian Roberts

ABC Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, with her mother Lucimarian Roberts at the Oak Crest Mansion in Pass Christian, Mississippi in April of 2012. ©2012 Robert Seale

I am deeply saddened today to hear the news of the passing of Lucimarian Roberts, 88, the mother of ABC Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

I had the honor of photographing them together last spring in Pass Christian, Mississippi for a magazine article for Guideposts.  Robin and Mrs. Roberts had just collaborated on a book, My Story, My Song, and the two were being honored in their hometown with a luncheon that day.  Robin’s sisters, Sally-Ann, and Dorothy were also on hand for the luncheon that day and it was great to see all of these accomplished women together.

A few days after the shoot, we found out that Robin’s health problems had returned and that she would soon be undergoing a bone marrow transplant.  Her sister, Sally-Ann was a match and is scheduled to be her donor.

My sincere condolences go out to everyone in the Roberts family, and I wish Robin a speedy recovery from her next round of treatments.

(All Photographs © 2012 Robert Seale)

ABC Good Morning Anchor Robin Roberts, photographed in front of the Oak Crest Mansion in April 2012.

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