Kelly Rowland Mourns Death of Mother at 66
Doris Rowland Garrison, who died Tuesday in Atlanta, was "an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices," the singer said
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.
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison,” said the former Destiny’s Child member, who recently became a mom herself.
“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