So Sad: Oprah Winfrey Suffered A Heartbreaking Loss On Thanksgiving Day


Vernita Lee, Oprah Winfrey's mother, has died at the age of 83, according to multiple news sources.

Winfrey, who was raised by her grandmother in MS for the first few years of her life, has spoken about her strained relationship with her mother.

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On a 2013 visit to Pewaukee, Oprah discussed some aspects of her childhood and revealed that her mother was the one who taught her the importance of giving as a way to "enlarge the spirit of somebody else".

Winfrey's relationship with her mother changed for the better over the years, and Lee was occasionally spotted on Winfrey's daytime talk show, which ran on ABC from 1986 to 2011. Oprah had Vernita on her talk show in 1990.

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The TV Mogul's spokeswoman who confirmed the death of Oprah Winfrey's mum in a statement, disclosed that she died on November 22 and private funeral services have been held.

Vernita is survived by Oprah, her other daughter Patricia, as well as numerous grand children and great grand children. The family directed memorials to Feeding America in Lee's name. "I loved her the way that she loves people now". Vernita gave birth to the future TV legend in MS when she was just 14.

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After sharing two Instagram videos on Thanksgiving, Winfrey had stayed quiet on social media. After her daughter attended Lincoln High School and Nicolet High School, Lee sent Winfrey to again live with her father in Tennessee. "I could tell instantly when I walked in the room that she didn't like me, and it was because of the color of my skin". They reconnected later in her life. O's personal stylist gave her a makeover. "To my mother, I say, 'You can let this shame go'".

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