Vernita Lee

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Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Nov 22, 2018 (83)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Nov 22, 2018 (83)

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About

Mother of media mogul Oprah Winfrey who passed away on Thanksgiving in 2018. She was survived by Winfrey and another daughter Patricia Lee, whom she'd given up for adoption and reconnected with later in life.

Before Fame

She studied at Tennessee State University and worked as a housekeeper for much of her life. 

Trivia

She's said in interviews that she tried to instill the value of giving love to others in her daughter, and has compared the way she loved Winfrey to the way Winfrey would grow up to love the public. 

Family Life

Her daughter Patricia Lofton and son Jeffrey Lee both passed away in 2003 and 1989 respectively. 

Associated With

She's said her proudest moment was when Winfrey appeared in The Color Purple alongside Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg

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