“The family of Vernita Lee are saddened to share of her passing on November 22, 2018 at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” a spokesperson for Winfrey told HuffPost, adding that she was born on May 2, 1935.
Lee is survived by her daughters, Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The spokesperson added that she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Lee (1960-1989) and daughter Patricia Lee Lloyd (1959-2003).
Lee has already been laid to rest during a private family funeral, the representative said.
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