Oprah Winfrey‘s mother Vernita Lee passed away on Thanksgiving Day and since then, fans have been sending positivity and kind words. Winfrey, pictured with her family, made a touching post thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers. In her caption she wrote, “Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.??????????”
The fans continued to send love and support to the media mogul. “Praying for you and your family. I know all to well this type of loss and pain, but it was God that has gotten me through it. God will give you a peace that surpasses all understanding. Be bless!” “Sending love, peace, comfort and prayers your way ♥?” “Blessings for her journey home. And for your heart.” “My condolences to you and your family. I will keep all of you in my prayers??”
On Nov 22, Lee passed away at the age of 83 in her home in Milwaukee. Winfrey hosted a private funeral service for her mother. The family also released a statement with more details: “Born May 2, 1935, she is survived by her daughters Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, grandchildren Alisha Hayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez,
Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown and great-grandchildren Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes. She was predeceased by son Jeffrey Lee (1960-1989) and daughter Patricia Lee Lloyd (1959-2003).” Lee was born in Mississippi in 1935 and gave birth to Winfrey when she was 18 years old. She worked most of her life as a housekeeper. In 2011, Winfrey revealed on her show that she had another sister named Patricia, one her mother had given up for adoption at birth.