Vernita Lee Wiki
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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