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via FirstLadyB:

Oprah Winfrey’s mother Vernita Lee passed away at her Wisconsin home on Thanksgiving.  And now the media mogul is thanking everyone for their words of support.

“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,” she captioned a family photo she posted on Instagram.

Lee, who was 83, was born in Mississippi and gave birth to Winfrey as a young girl. She and Oprah’s father, Vernon Winfrey, never married.
The family already held a private memorial.

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