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Robin Roberts and her mother, Lucimarian at the recording studio where Lucimarian taped a CD of her favorite hymns and spirituals as a gift to her family in 2011. (Photo courtesy of the Roberts Family)
Lucimarian Robert's (second from left) is surrounded by her family, her son Butch (left) and daughters, Sally-Ann, Dorothy and Robin during her 85th birthday celebration. (Photo courtesy of the Roberts Family)
Larry and Lucimarian Roberts at a Military function in the 1970's. He was an Air Force Colonel and a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. (Photo courtesy of the Roberts Family)
Singing at Howard University prepared Lucimarian Roberts for performances later in life. She sang I Could Have Danced All Night at a 1958 PTA Fundraiser in Tuskegee. (Photo courtesy of the Roberts Family)
My Story, My Song, Mother and Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith. Lucimarian Roberts as told to Missy Buchanan with reflections by Robin Roberts. Mrs. Roberts was born Lucimarian Tolliver in Akron.