Inside Oprah Winfrey's Relationship With Her Mom Vernita Lee

27 November, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • Oprah Winfrey's mother Vernita Lee dies aged 83 on Thanksgiving Day

"What are you supposed to feel about your mother?" she said, according to TMZ.

Oprah Winfrey is mourning the loss of her mother who passed away on Thanksgiving.

While Vernita and her famous daughter had a hard relationship for many years, they were reconciled by 1990, when Oprah invited her mother onto her show.

Oprah had Lee on her talk show in 1990 where Oprah's personal stylist gave her a makeover.

While Oprah made no official statement about her mother's passing, the family did confirm her death and noted that the burial had already taken place during a private funeral.

She is survived by her children Oprah and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, grandchildren Alisha Kayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown, and great-grandchildren Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes. She could not raise Oprah, herself, as she moved to Milwaukee to work as a housemaid. "I loved her the way that she loves people now".

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The death was first revealed by Oprah's niece, Alisha Hayes, on Facebook, and confirmed by representatives for the star, reports Daily Mail.

Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in MS in 1954.

Another clip saw her singing with a group of guests, along with the caption: "Every time a new girl arrives we sing them home".

Winfrey spent much of her childhood traveling between the homes of her mother and father, Vernon Lee.

Oprah urged her fans and followers to have a "perfect love for imperfect people". "I don't really even know my mother", Winfrey told Huffington Post in a 2015 interview.

Vernita had a son, Jeffrey, who died in 1989 from AIDS.

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