Vernita Lee

via Joy105: On Thanksgiving Day, Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, 83 died at her home in Milwaukee. In the days before, Winfrey was able to spend precious time with her mom, as she searched for the inspiration she needed to say goodbye. “In hospice care they have a little book about the little conversations,” Winfrey tells PEOPLE. […]

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 […]

via TMZ: Oprah Winfrey‘s mother has died. Oprah’s niece, Alisha Hayes, posted that Vernita Lee died on Thanksgiving Day. The family just confirmed the death. Vernita was born in 1935 in segregated Mississippi. She met Vernon Winfrey and they gave birth to Oprah in 1954. Vernita couldn’t raise Oprah because she moved to Milwaukee where she worked as a housemaid. […]