Kelly Rowland is mourning the death of her mother.
The singer announced in a statement that Doris Rowland Garrison died Tuesday in Atlanta at age 66 – days before her birthday on Saturday.
“She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman – and now mother – I am today,” Rowland added. “We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Rowland and her husband, Tim Weatherspoon, welcomed a baby boy, Titan Jewell, on Nov. 4. A week later, Rowland – who has embarked on a solo career but reunited earlier this year with Destiny’s Child – released a new song dedicated to her son, titled “Mommy’s Little Baby.”
Garrison has one other child, Rowland’s older brother Orlando.
• With reporting by the ASSOCIATED PRESS and MELODY CHIU