Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s Mother, Dies at 86

Marian Robinson, the mother of former First Lady Michelle Obama, has passed away at the age of 86. Robinson was a beloved figure in the Obama family and played a significant role in her daughter’s life, both before and during her time in the White House.

Born in Chicago in 1937, Robinson was a dedicated mother and grandmother who raised Michelle and her older brother, Craig, as a single parent after her husband, Fraser Robinson III, died in 1991. Despite facing challenges as a widow and working as a secretary to support her family, Robinson always made sure her children had everything they needed to succeed.

Robinson was known for her strong work ethic and humble demeanor. She worked for the Chicago Public Schools for over 30 years, eventually retiring as an executive assistant to the school superintendent. Throughout her career, Robinson was known for her dedication to providing quality education to students in the Chicago area.

When Michelle Obama became First Lady in 2009, Robinson moved into the White House to help care for her granddaughters, Sasha and Malia, while their parents carried out their duties. Robinson was a constant presence in the Obama family’s lives, offering guidance, support, and love to her daughter and granddaughters.

In a statement released by the Obama family, they described Robinson as a “kind, caring, and loving mother and grandmother” who will be deeply missed. They also expressed gratitude for her unwavering support and guidance throughout their lives.

Robinson’s passing is a loss not only for the Obama family but for all who knew her. Her legacy of love, strength, and dedication to her family will continue to inspire others for years to come.

As the nation mourns the loss of Marian Robinson, we remember her as a remarkable woman who played an important role in shaping the lives of those around her. May she rest in peace.