Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, passed away peacefully at the age of 86, the Obama family announced on May 31.

Michelle Obama called her mother “my rock” in a heartfelt Instagram post, expressing how Marian was always there for her and the entire family. Barack Obama also paid tribute, highlighting her unique presence and wisdom.

Marian, born in 1937 in Chicago, worked as a teacher and secretary before marrying Fraser Robinson III and having two children, Michelle and Craig.

She moved to the White House in 2008 to support her family when Barack Obama became President and returned to Chicago after their tenure ended.

The family shared in an obituary that they are deeply saddened by her loss but remember her as a wise and steady presence.

Marian’s life was a testament to grace and strength, leaving an indelible mark on those who knew her.

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