Oprah’s Mother Vernita Lee Has Passed Away 😞
Vernita Lee, mother of philanthropist and media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, has died at the age of 83.
The news came via a post from Oprah’s niece, Alisha Hayes, revealing that she died on Thanksgiving day, which the family later confirmed.
The relationship between Winfrey and her mother, is one with many ups and downs. Oprah revealed that she was abused while living with her. Lee also had two other children, Jeffrey, who died of AIDS in 1989 and, Patricia, whom she gave up for adoption after her birth in 1963.
It just so happened that after reconnecting with her famous daughter, and retiring from her job, Vernita moved to Milwaukee, to live a more luxurious lifestyle, whilst receiving $5000 a month from Oprah.
Rest In Peace Vernita 🙏