The nation mourns alongside a beloved former First Lady as she shares the sorrowful news of a significant loss in her family. Marian Robinson, a cherished member of the Obama family, has passed away at the age of 86. Michelle Obama turned to social media to express her deep grief.

Obama’s Mom Marian Robinson Passes Away at 86

Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, has shared the heartbreaking news of her mother Marian Robinson’s passing at the age of 86. Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Michelle conveyed her profound sense of loss.

In her moving message, Michelle described her mother as her rock, a constant source of support for the entire family. Michelle wrote, “We are heartbroken to share she passed away today,” capturing the depth of their sorrow.

Michelle Obama's Mom Marian Robinson Passes Away At 86

To honor Marian’s remarkable life, Michelle shared a family statement reflecting on her mother’s wisdom and the simple, profound truths she often shared. Some of Marian’s favorite sayings included:

  • “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
  • “Know what’s truly precious.”
  • “As a parent, you’re not raising babies — you’re raising little people.”
  • “Don’t worry about whether anybody else likes you. Come home. We’ll always like you here.”

The statement also highlighted Marian’s vital role during the Obama family’s time in the White House. Her willingness to move to the White House and support both Michelle and Barack Obama through their eight years in office demonstrated her deep love and commitment.

Marian cherished her role as a grandmother to Malia and Sasha, and to her other grandchildren, Avery, Leslie, Austin, and Aaron. She balanced the joy of being a grandparent with a gentle but firm hand, often siding with her “grandbabies” when it came to parental rules.

The family shared that Marian passed away peacefully on the morning of May 31. They acknowledged the immense challenges ahead as they navigate life without her, emphasizing how deeply her absence will be felt by all.

Marian Robinson’s life was a testament to love, wisdom, and unwavering support. Her presence will be profoundly missed, but her legacy and memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

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