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Vernita Lee Bio, Wiki, Age, Cause of Death, Family, Oprah Winfrey’s Mother

Oprah Winfrey's Mom Vernita Lee Dies on Thanksgiving. 22nd Nov at Age 83

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Vernita Lee Bio

Oprah Winfrey‘s mother, Vernita Lee was born on 2nd May 1935 and died on 22nd November 2018, on Thanksgiving day. She died in her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the age of 83.

Vernita Lee Personal Details
Vernita Lee Born She was born on 2nd February 1935 
Vernita Lee Died

She died on 22nd November 2018 aged 83

Vernita Lee Education Tennessee State University
Vernita Lee Children Oprah Winfrey, Patricia Lee Lloyd, Patricia Lofton, Jeffrey Lee

Vernita Lee Biography

Vernita Lee was born on 2nd May 1935 and worked as a housekeeper.  She is renowned for being the mother of Oprah Winfrey, a Billionaire, American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist.

Vernita Lee Death and Cause

 Lee died on Thanksgiving day, 22nd Nov aged 83, The death was first revealed by Oprah’s niece Alisha Hayes on Facebook and confirmed by representatives for the star.

‘My grandmother, Rest In Peace,’ Alisha wrote, sharing pictures of the two together.

She added: ‘I lost my beautiful grandma on Thanksgiving. She was the number one supporter of Pat’s [Alisha’s restaurant] and was the person who named our restaurant.’

‘We will miss her and will carry on her legacy of good eatin’! We love you, Vernita Lee!’

A spokesperson for Winfrey says her mother has already been laid to rest at a private funeral.

Lee and Winfrey’s father Vernon Lee met once before welcoming Winfrey in 1954. Winfrey then traveled between her mom, dad and grandparent’s houses throughout her childhood.

On 27th November 2018, Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to her mother in an Instagram post “Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.”

Vernita Lee Family

Along with her famous daughter, Vernita was survived by her daughter Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, Oprah’s half-sister, grandchildren Alisha Hayes, who she placed for adoption at birth and reconnected with later in life, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown, and great-grandchildren Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes. Lee also had two other children — son Jeffrey Lee, who died in 1989 and daughter Patricia Lee Lloyd, who died in 2003.

Lee also had two other children — son Jeffrey Lee, who died in 1989 and daughter Patricia Lee Lloyd, who died in 2003.

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Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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