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Synd Seekr Test: Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, passed away on Thanksgiving Day

Vernita Lee was 83

Synd Seekr Test: Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, passed away on Thanksgiving Day

Vernita Lee was 83

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Synd Seekr Test: Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, passed away on Thanksgiving Day

Vernita Lee was 83

Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Thanksgiving Day. The spokeswoman said private funeral services were held. No other details were provided.Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. They moved to Milwaukee when Winfrey was 6 years old.Lee was featured getting a makeover on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1990.Lee is also survived by another daughter, Patricia Amanda, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey, and by a daughter, Patricia.

Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.

A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Thanksgiving Day. The spokeswoman said private funeral services were held.

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No other details were provided.

Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. They moved to Milwaukee when Winfrey was 6 years old.

Lee was featured getting a makeover on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1990.

Lee is also survived by another daughter, Patricia Amanda, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey, and by a daughter, Patricia.

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