MILWAUKEE – Mother & # 39; Oprah Winfrey, Vernita Lee, died at age & # 39; 83 years.
Speakers Winfrey on Monday issued a statement saying that Lee died at her home in Milwaukee on November 22. The spokeswoman says that private funeral services were held. Not given any other details.
Lee was a young man when they gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. Were transferred to Milwaukee when Winfrey had 6 years.
Lee was apparently being done makeover on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1990.
Lee remains & # 39; alive and another daughter, Amanda Patricia, and four & # 39; grandchildren. She was predeċessata a son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Patricia.