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Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to late mother Vernita Lee

November 27, 2018 10:42 AM
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Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to late mother Vernita Lee

US star Oprah Winfrey has paid tribute to her mother, Vernita Lee, who died on Thanksgiving.

"Thank you all for your kind words and condolences," she wrote on Instagram. "It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at peace."

Vernita Lee, who was 83, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a family statement.

Lee, who worked as a housekeeper throughout her life, was born in Mississippi in 1935 and gave birth to Winfrey when she was 18 years old.

Winfrey was initially raised by her grandmother, before joining her mother and half-siblings, Jeffrey and Patricia (both since deceased), in Milwaukee.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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