"Memorial donations in Vernita's name may be made to Feeding America", an obituary reads, Fox News reported. We will miss her and will carry on her legacy of good eatin! She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey, and by a daughter, Patricia.
Lee is survived by 64-year-old Winfrey, whom she shared with Vernon Winfrey, and her daughter, Patricia Amanda Faye Lee.
After meeting Vernon Winfrey, Vernita welcomed her first child in rural MS at the age of 18.
Their relationship healed over time and Lee was featured getting a makeover on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1990.
Oprah eventually went to live with her mother, and although it took a while for them to fix their tumultuous relationship, they became close over the last few years.
Oprah was raised early on by her maternal grandmother.
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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.
"I suddenly land in a place that's completely foreign to me". She then moved to Milwaukee to live with her mother. "This is your opportunity to seize this moment and make something of your life.' And I took that chance and understood for myself-even though I didn't have the words to articulate it-'Now I know better, so I can do better'".
Oprah had two half-siblings on her mother's side - Jeffrey, who died of AIDS in 1989, and Patricia, who passed away in 2003.
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"When you walk into a room, you never walk alone", Winfrey said during a recent speech.