Lucimarian Tolliver- Robin Roberts’ Mother Obituary
Lucimarian Tolliver is not among us but is still remembered as the loving mother of American broadcasters Robin Roberts and Sally-Ann Roberts.
She passed away at the age of 88 in 2012.
Her daughter Robin is an American television broadcaster best known as the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
Lucimarian Tolliver Wikipedia: Family and Education
Lucimarian Roberts formerly was born Tolliver Born on 5 Feb 1924 in Akron, Ohio. She holds an American nationality and is of black heritage.
Her parents were William Tolliver and Sally M (Suddeth) Tolliver and grew up with two siblings, an older brother born in 1920 and a younger sister named Eunice Jean Tolliver born in 1926.
She attended Howard University in Washington DC and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Who is her husband?
Lucimarian married Lawrence E Roberts, who was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen, in around 1947. She first met him at Howard University.
After their marriage, the pair shifted 27 times during her husband’s service as a colonel in the Air Force.
While much about their married life is unknown, they became the parents of 4 children Sally-Ann Roberts, Dorothy Roberts McEwen, Lawrence E. Roberts, Jr., and Robin Roberts.
Her oldest daughter Sally is a New Orleans TV anchor and her youngest daughter Robin is also a broadcaster and anchor at ABC.
She had 8 grandchildren at the time of her death.
Tolliver’s husband Lawrence was born on 9 Dec 1922 in Vauxhall, New Jersey, United States.
He was the son of Robert Roberts and Dorothy Lilian Henderson. He died at the age of 81 on 12 Oct 2004 in Mississippi, United States
Why is Lucimarian Tolliver famous?
Lucimarian, the first African American to lead the state’s Board of Education, has even served on the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission.
She was an author and wrote a book, titled “My Story, My Song” in 2011. She has also co-authored a book with her daughter Robin titled My Story, My Song — Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith.
Moreover, Lucimarian was also a social worker, college counselor and educator.
She was very active in philanthropic work due to which she won the Pat Santucci Spirit of the Coast award.
When did she die?
Lucimarian Tolliver passed away due to a stroke on 30 Aug 2012 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was 88 years old.
She was staying at 492 Lucy St. in Akron. Her daughters Sally-Ann Roberts and Robin Roberts were present on her deathbed.
Her funeral was planned in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
Youngest Daughter Robin Roberts
Robin is an American broadcaster and anchor known for hosting ABC’s Good Morning America. She was born Robin René Roberts on November 23, 1960 (age 61), in Tuskegee, Alabama, US.
She has a degree in communication from Southeastern Louisiana University. She initially worked for small networks like WDAM-TV, WLOX-TV, and WSMV-TV.
Roberts started his job as a sportscaster on ESPN in 1983 and also started working for ABC News as a featured reporter for Good Morning America in June 1995.
Besides, she is also a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Besides, she has also received several other awards and achievements.
Is Robin Roberts Married?
The news anchor is openly a lesbian. She has been in a same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign since 2005.
She had opened up about her affair with friends and co-workers but came out of the closet among the public in late December 2013.
Robin and Amber haven’t married yet.