Kelly Rowland Confirms The Passing Of Her Mother: “She Was An Incredible Soul”

December 3, 2014  |  


Early this morning, several blogs reported on the terrible news that Kelly Rowland’s mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, passed away. We wanted to wait until the reports were confirmed before we released the news. Unfortunately, it turns out that the rumors are true. The newly married singer’s publicist confirmed that her mother died Tuesday.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison,” Kelly expressed in a statement released to MadameNoire. “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.”

Sadly, Doris was supposed to celebrate her 66th birthday on Saturday.

It’s unfortunate that Kelly lost her mom just weeks after giving birth to her son, as this is generally the time when new moms lean on their mothers the most. A cause of death has not been confirmed at this time, but some outlets are reporting that Doris died of complications stemming from a longtime illness that was plaguing her.

We send our prayers to Kelly and her family during this difficult time.

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  • Oh she has a mom! I thought the Knowles were her mom, dad, and siblings….
    On a more serious note though, my condolescence to her and her family

  • Condolences

    This could explain why her and hubby got married quickly. To be sure her mother could be there. Prayers to the new family.

  • KenHay

    Wow!!! This is so sad. First,Todd’s mom Ms. Sharon,now,Kelly’s mom. R.I.P. to Ms. Sharon,and Ms.Rowland Garrison. 🙁

    • KenHay

      My condolences to their families.

  • slimpickens2916

    Heartfelt sympathy!

  • Addicted2RealityRubbish

    Peacefully rest Ms Rowland. I pray that she had the opportunity to meet & bond a little with TJ. Condolences to Kelly & her family.

  • Yvette

    My thoughts and prayers are will the Rowland family. RIP Mama Doris!

  • Lilacbenson

    I am so so so sorry,my deepest condoleances.

  • 1Val

    Condolences to Rowland family.

  • kickash

    So sad I hope she at least got to spend a lot of time with her grandson before she passed

  • roxy

    Sorry to hear about her Mom…..