Oprah Winfrey’s mom Vernita Lee has passed away at the age of 83, according to a statement from the family.
Vernita died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 22. A private funeral has already been held.
Vernita was born May 2, 1935. She worked as a housekeeper throughout her life.
She is survived by her daughters Oprah and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee. She also had two other children, Jeffrey Lee, who died in 1989, and Patricia Lee Lloyd, who died in 2003.
Vernita had four grandchildren, Alisha Hayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton, and Andre Brown, and four great grandchildren, Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes, and Trinity Hayes.