Kelly Rowland Confirms Mother’s Passing / Issues Statement

Published: Wednesday 3rd Dec 2014 by Sam

As reported earlier today, a multitude of sources confirmed the saddening news that singer Kelly Rowland‘s mother had passed away.

Now, the R&B songbird is opening up on the loss of Doris Rowland Garrison – who was 66.

Her heartfelt words below…

In a statement issued to E! via her publicist, Rowland said:

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison. 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.”

Speaking on her mother back in 2007, the Grammy winner (who gave birth to her first child, son Titan, less than a month ago) beamed:

When we had rough times in Houston, you did your best to balance our family with your job as a live-in nanny. And I know it was difficult for you to run me back and forth for rehearsals after I joined Destiny’s Child.

I spent a lot of nights at the Knowles’ house. Soon a month turned into a year, then years. You came by every day, though, and cooked dinner, and we’d all eat as a family. It was because of your strength and sacrifice that I was able to dream so big.


Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Kelly and family.

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  1. Beysus December 3, 2014

    :'( just awful…

  2. DanYiel Teflon December 3, 2014

    With Prayer hold your head up high Kelendria she’s in a Better place!!

  3. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 3, 2014

    That’s awful. Kelly must be in horrible state.


  4. Rosie December 3, 2014

    I can’t imagi how horrible this is for her. RIP.

    • Rosie December 3, 2014


  5. TheElusiveLamb December 3, 2014

    I SYMPATHIZE with her heavily. I lost my Mother three weeks, 7 hours, 34 minutes, and 15 seconds ago. It is the HARDEST thing ever to deal. I’m crying for myself and her right now. May God bless you Kelly!!

    • Thetruth December 3, 2014

      My mother isnt even dead and i was in tears earlier just thinking the thought of my mom not being here! She is my bestfriend n i cant imagine life without her! I lost my aunt almost a yr ago and her death was so tough for me! We were so close… I know it will only be worse if tht was my mother! Kelly please be strong and just know god makes NO MISTAKES! We didnt come on this earth to stay… We all r just passing through! We all got 2 go one day! U will see her again one day as long as you believe in the almighty God! U will never get over this but u can get past this! I love you Kellz… I just want u to know dont spend too much thinking about your mom bcuz she is fine! Live your life and enjoy while u r still here…

    • Rosie December 3, 2014

      I’m so sorry!

    • coolness December 4, 2014

      I’m so sorry to hear that 🙁 May God be with you and the rest of your family.

  6. tyler December 3, 2014

    Oh Whatever. She sacrificed her mother for relevancy. She owed it to illuminati. I’m not sorry for her.

    • sandro December 3, 2014

      What is your problem you asshole?
      Cant you respect someone’s loss?
      YOU should go to hell

    • ugh December 3, 2014

      folks like you are so sad, and dumb… just plain dumb i hope god have mercy on you and ur loved ones.. plz get help.

    • Jamie December 3, 2014

      You’re deluded fagbag.

    • Nika December 4, 2014

      truly uncalled for…

    • likedbymany December 4, 2014

      I somehow believe this.

    • J’blu December 4, 2014

      Ughh give it a rest u heartless piece of s***!

  7. whysorude December 3, 2014

    Wtfs wrong with you

  8. fatusankoh December 3, 2014

    I fell sad for Kelly may your mother RIP

  9. Mee December 3, 2014

    3 weeks after giving birth… A blessing that Doris Rowland got to meet her grandchild but heart breaking that it was only for a short amount of time 🙁

  10. tits mcgee December 3, 2014

    Is Kelly’s dad alive? If so I hope he can comfort her..

  11. RoyalKev December 3, 2014

    This is very sad news. I hope Kelly has all the comfort she needs right now. May her mom rest in peace.

  12. Naomi December 3, 2014

    Thats sad. But Kelly always made out Miss Tina was more of a mother to her than her real mom.

    • Rihanna Navy December 3, 2014

      She never said that , plus her mom was still in her life , her mom use to come over Tina’s Beyonce moms house and help her cook and spend time with Kelly and the girls

      • Naomi December 3, 2014

        Reading is fundamental. I never said she said it, but she ‘made out’ that was the case in so many words. I’ve never heard Kelly praise her mother in the way she did with Tina.

  13. coolness December 4, 2014

    Aww so sad 🙁 Especially noting that she just became a mother herself three weeks ago. I pray God will give her the strength to cope with this loss. R.I.P Doris.

  14. william December 4, 2014

    RIP DORIS ROWLAND! prayers for Kelly and family.

  15. N December 5, 2014

    Idk what to make of this. REST IN PERFECT PEACE in the name of Jesus.

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