Kelly Rowland’s Mother Passes Away At 66

By Parish Hodges  |  12/04/2014

Kelly Rowland

Just weeks after becoming a mother, Kelly Rowland suffers a personal blow with the loss of her mother.

E! News reports that the singer's mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 2) after going into cardiac arrest in Atlanta. She was 66.

"It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison," Rowland said in a statement. "She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman -- and now mother -- I am today. We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time."

Last month, Rowland gave birth to her first child with husband Tim Witherspoon, delivering a baby boy named Titan Jewell.