Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, passed away at 86.

In a profoundly heart-wrenching event, the world bid farewell to Marian Robinson, a beacon of love, resilience, and strength who graced the world as the mother of the incomparable former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Marian Robinson, who left an indelible impact on the lives of those around her, passed away at the age of 86 on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Born in 1935 in the small town of South Chicago, Marian Robinson lived a life filled with perseverance and dedication, attributes that would come to define her relationship with her daughter and family. As the eldest of five siblings, she developed a deep sense of responsibility at a young age, nurturing a profound connection with her community that stayed with her throughout her life.

Marian Robinson was more than just a mother to Michelle; she was a steadfast presence, a guiding light, and a pillar of support. Throughout Michelle’s extraordinary journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, Marian was by her side, providing unwavering love, wisdom, and guidance. She instilled in Michelle the values of hard work, compassion, and determination, traits that have made Michelle an icon for women and girls around the world.

The bond between Marian and Michelle was more than just mother and daughter. It was a friendship that spanned a lifetime, filled with shared laughter, shared struggles, and an unbreakable bond. In an emotional statement, Michelle spoke of her loss, “She was my rock, she was my savior. My confidant, my confidante, my guiding light…She lived a life full of purpose, drenched in love, and surrounded by a community of people who adored her.”

Marian Robinson’s influence extended beyond her immediate family, impacting the lives of countless people, particularly young women of color. She was a trailblazer in her own right, working tirelessly to improve the lives of others, leaving a legacy of love, kindness, and hope that will continue to inspire generations to come.

In the face of this tremendous loss, the world stands united in sending heartfelt condolences to the Obama family. Marian Robinson’s spirit will continue to live on through the countless lives she has touched, her indomitable spirit echoing in the accomplishments of her extraordinary daughter, Michelle Obama. Rest in peace, Marian Robinson, a woman whose life was a testament to the power of love, the strength of resilience, and the importance of a mother’s guiding light.