Mother of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali. A devout Baptist, she raised her son, who later converted to Islam, in the Christian faith.
She was raised in a family of six in Hopkins County, Kentucky.
She was known for being a ring-side supporter of her son during most of his competitions.
She had two children with Cassius Clay, Sr.: Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. and Rahman Ali, born Rudolph Valentino Clay.
She appeared in a documentary about her son's life entitled Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story.