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Oprah Winfrey’s Mother Vernita Lee Has Passed Away At Age 83 | In Touch Weekly

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Oprah Winfrey’s Mother Vernita Lee Has Passed Away At Age 83 | In Touch Weekly We’re so sorry to hear this. Oprah Winfrey‘s mom, Vernita Lee, has sadly died at age 83, the 64-year-old media mogul’s rep confirmed to Closer Weekly on Monday, Nov. 26. “The family of Vernita Lee are saddened to share of her passing on Nov. 22, 2018, at her home in Milwaukee, WI. She was 83 years old,” an official statement from Vernita’s family began.

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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). Private funeral services have been held. Memorial donations in Vernita’s name may be made to Feeding America (feedingamerica.org),” the message continued.


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