Kelly Rowland’s Mother Passes Away

Dec 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm |

4th Annual ELLE Women in Music Celebration - Kelly Rowland

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 10: Singer Kelly Rowland attends the 4th Annual ELLE Women in Music Celebration at The Edison Ballroom on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ELLE)

Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland is mourning the death of her mother less than just a month after becoming a mother herself.

Doris Rowland Garrison died yesterday (Dec. 2) in Atlanta. She was 66-years-old. No cause of death has been cited as of yet.

Kelly, who gave birth to her first child on November 4, was raised by her single mother from the age of 7 after they left her father, who was an abusive alcoholic.

Doris dedicated her life to Kelly, born Kelendria. Only a year after leaving her husband, Doris moved herself and her daughter to Texas, where Kelly would eventually meet Beyoncé. In a talent contest, the two were placed into a girl group Girl’s Tyme, which went on to become Destiny’s Child. The rest, as they say, is history.

We are deeply sorry for your loss, Kelly. Stay strong.

A month after becoming a mother herself, Kelly Rowland’s own mom has passed away. Read more here.