Oprah's Mother Vernita Lee Has Died, Aged 83

Oprah's Mother Vernita Lee Has Died, Aged 83

Oprah's Mother Vernita Lee Has Died, Aged 83

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Winfrey previously released a statement about her mother on Twitter, along with a picture of the two.

Media maven Oprah Winfrey's mother Vernita Lee has passed away.

Vernita Lee, 83, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No other details were provided.

Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in MS in 1954. "It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace", the 64-year-old wrote.

Oprah and her mother didn't always have the best relationship.

In addition to Winfrey, Lee is survived by daughter Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, who was originally given up for adoption before they reconnected.

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'Memorial donations in Vernita's name may be made to Feeding America (feedingamerica.org)'.

Friends, family and local relatives are mourning the passing of Vernita Lee, the mother of Oprah Winfrey.

After living with her grandmother in MS for the first six years of her life, Oprah traveled to Milwaukee to live with her mother.

Winfrey recalled a favorite story about her mother during a 2003 visit to the city of Pewaukee.

"I walked into that space feeling completely alone and abandoned". "I don't really even know my mother", Oprah said of the childhood move, Newsweek reported.

Winfrey has always been outspoken about the tumultuous relationship she had with her mother when she was young. "I loved her the way that she loves people now".

"I was asking the question". While she largely remained out of the public eye, Vernita opened up her famous daughter during an interview with a local news station in 2007.

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