OPRAH’S THANKS­GIV­ING TRAGEDY

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Oprah Win­frey’s mother Ver­nita Lee died aged 83 at her home in Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin, on Thanks­giv­ing. She was laid to rest in a pri­vate fu­neral last week.

She had four chil­dren, in­clud­ing Oprah, and two who passed away be­fore her – son Jef­frey Lee, who died in 1989, and daugh­ter Pa­tri­cia Lee Lloyd, who died in 2003. An­other daugh­ter, Pa­tri­cia Amanda Faye Lee, was put up for adop­tion.

Ver­nita spoke of how proud she was of Oprah, say­ing, “I loved her the way that she loves peo­ple now,” and that her proud­est mo­ment was when she “did The Color Pur­ple” [film] in 1985.

Pre­vi­ously Oprah spoke of her child­hood, in­clud­ing the dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship she had with her mother when she was young, while she was liv­ing be­tween Ver­nita’s and her fa­ther Ver­non Win­frey’s homes.

“I sud­denly land in a place that’s com­pletely for­eign to me. I don’t know any­body. I don’t re­ally even know my mother,” she told the Huff­in­g­ton Post . “I walked into that space feel­ing com­pletely alone and aban­doned.”

De­spite this, their re­la­tion­ship did get bet­ter.

“Thank you all for your kind words and con­do­lences,” Oprah shared on In­sta­gram.

“It gives our fam­ily great com­fort know­ing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.”

Oprah Win­frey’s mother Ver­nita Lee (above) died on Nov. 22.

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