Michelle Obama’s Mother, Marian Robinson, Passes Away At 86


Michelle Obama announced that her mother, Marian Robinson, passed away on May 31. She was 86.

NBC News reports she transitioned “peacefully,” but her family is unsure “how exactly (they’ll) move on without her.”

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After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, Robinson became known as America’s first grandmother. She lived at the White House with her daughter and son-in-law and assisted in caring for her granddaughters, Sasha and Malia. Robinson remained pretty low-key but would pop up at holiday events, some special trips overseas, and White House concerts.

“My mom, Marian Robinson, was my rock, always there for whatever I needed. She was the same steady backstop for our entire family and we are heartbroken to share she passed away today. We wanted to offer some reflections on her remarkable life,” Michelle captioned her Instagram post.

In the included statement, she highlighted that her mother “had a way of summing up the truths of about life in a word or two, maybe a quick phrase that made everyone around her stop and think.” She continued,  “Her wisdom was almost innate, as something she was born with, but in reality, it was hard-earned.”

Social Media Reacts To Marian Robinson Passing

Roommates shared their thoughts under The Shade Room’s report.

@joelle_prettygirl wrote, “Omg noooo the FIRST GRANDMOTHER OF THE UNITED STATES. she literally raised them girls during Obama’s presidency. Condolences to the family!!!”

“At least she lived to see her daughter becoming the First Lady, living in the White House. may her soul rest in peace,” @mizz__empresskabeh said.

@prettymethat co-signed, “Her mom got to see her be the First Lady of these United States, her son-in-law be the first black president, and her grandchildren live in the White House. I know she’s resting easy, and her life was complete.”

“I’m so happy she was able to be with her baby during such a MAJOR life transition. May she rest in peace,” @janita_sadeee stated.

@kimmymar shared, “Doesn’t matter the age when you lose your Mom you feel like a child all over again. RIP to Michele Obamas Mother.”

Rest in power, Miss Marian.

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