Vernita Lee

May 2, 1935 – Nov 22, 2018 (Age 83)


Vernita Lee, Oprah Winfrey's mother, has died at the age of 83, according to multiple news sources. She died on Thanksgiving Day. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Oprah, I am so sorry about your mom, my mom passed in 2013 of breast +neck cancer; none of family had this? I have limited greens; but I am so Rich with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit*******I want you to know that I have loved and respected you always; I even went to weight watchers and I lost some-------but God has helped me in all good, bad, and ugly things in this life, he's not only my savior, he is my LORD*******I read and write my Bible. 1st when I get up, since 2017 Feb. 1st, after a...

My sincere condolences to Oprah, Patricia and family for the loss of your dear mother, other relative and friend ~ VERNITA. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

I pray for strength and comfort for you as you are going through your loss at this time, she will always be in your heart and mind .Oprah I'm so sorry it happened to someone so close to your heart .

Dear,Oprah I lost my mom a year ago this time. I thank God for allowing me to have my mom as long as I did i am 64. I think of all those wonderful years God had blessed me with her. My mom was 83, its those cherished moments. My very deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved mom. May God grant you peace.

To Oprah sorry for your loss a mother is everything I been though that also keep looking to the hills which cometh your help god bless and keep you much love

A mother's bond is never broken even when one passes away. The love that was shared between a mother and child is like no other connection from one's heart to the mother's SOUL, it becomes unbearable when she is no longer here on this place we call earth. So OPRAH I'm sending you many PRAYERS and BLESSINGS at this very sad time...THANKS for sharing this with fans❤❤

Sorry for the loss of your Mother will keep you on pray and you stay prayful

I am sorry 0prah I lost my Mom last January she was 93 yrs old I took care of her for 16 years I am not the same person anymore. When Moma died a part of me died. I am trying to get on with my life now. Sincere Condolences

Sorry for your loss I will keep you in prayer