Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83
MILWAUKEE — The mother of talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has passed away.
The family confirmed in a statement to People Magazine that Vernita Lee died at her home in Milwaukee on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 83.
Lee worked as a housekeeper throughout her life.
Oprah was one of her four children.
The relationship between Oprah and her mom was a tumultuous one but was eventually repaired.
Oprah had Lee on her talk show in 1990 where Oprah’s personal stylist gave her a makeover.
Lee has already been laid to rest in a private funeral.