Stevie Wonder’s mom, Lula Mae Hardaway, was born in 1930 in a part of Alabama known as Eufaula.  She was birthed by a teenage mother and raised by an aunt and uncle, who were sharecroppers.  The pair eventually passed away, and resultantly Lula moved around for a while, eventually settling in Saginaw, Michigan, where Stevie was born in 1950, when she was 20 years old.  In 1975, Lula relocated to Los Angeles, i.e. the center of the American music industry, presumably as a result of her son’s success.

Besides giving birth to Stevie, Lula was instrumental in contributing as a songwriter early in his career.  According to Genius, she is credited as co-writing:

Lula Mae Hardaway’s biography, as available on Amazon

In 2002, an authorized biography of Lula Mae was published titled Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder’s Mother.  I haven’t read the book yet, but I can imagine that she went through the same types of struggles that many other young (African-American) mothers face, at least until Stevland managed to blow up.

Teenage Stevie Wonder with his moms and what appears to be Timmy, Renee and Larry.

Lula gave birth to six children in all.  Stevie has two older brothers, Milton and Calvin Hardaway, as well as three younger siblings – Timmy, Renee and the late Larry Hardaway.  Calvin, Stevie and Larry were fathered by Calvin Judkins Jr.  Timmy and Renee, Lula’s two youngest children, were born to one Paul Lynch.  And as implied by Wikipedia, Lynch would have also been the father to her firstborn, Milton.

Lula eventually passed away, at the age of 76, in 2006.  Her passing was memorialized at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ (in Los Angeles, where she continued to reside until her death).  Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, spoke at the funeral.  Yolanda Adams sang at the service, as did Stevie himself, who rendered a gospel song known as I Won’t Complain.