Kelly Rowland is mourning the death of her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, who passed away Tuesday in Atlanta. She was 66 years old.
"She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman -- and now mother -- I am today," Rowland said in a statement to ET Wednesday. "We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time."
According to an E! News report, Garrison went into cardiac arrest one day prior to her passing. She is also mourned by Rowland's older brother Orlando.
"There's no better feeling than holding my beautiful nephew," she wrote. "I thank god for the honor of witnessing my sisters journey into motherhood. I've always dreamt of our little ones growing up together. I'm so thankful for our bond. Baby Ty, I love you so much."