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Oprah Winfrey’s Mother Dies

Oprah Winfrey has lost her mother. Vernita Lee died on her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thanksgiving at the age of 83.

According to reports, Vernita Lee was born 2 May 1935 and worked as a housekeeper throughout her life. She has two living daughters. Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Amanda Faye. She gave up the latter for adoption but later re-established contacts with her. A representative for Winfrey said that she has already been buried in a private funeral.

Winfrey and the deceased Lee allegedly had a rocky relationship and was Winfrey was raised by her grandmother but later repaired the relationship.

Oprah and Vernita Lee. Photo People

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

According to TMZ, Lee is survived by Oprah and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee and grandchildren Alisha Hayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown, as well as great-grandchildren Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes.

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