Industry mogul, Oprah Winfrey, who recently lost her mother, has paid tribute to her on social media.
On Instagram, Winfrey honored her late mother, Vernita Lee in a touching post.
"Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.🙏🏾✝️," she wrote in the caption which accompanied a family photograph.
Vernita Lee, who was 83, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a family statement. Reports say that she has already been laid to rest, Winfrey opting for a private funeral.
Winfrey was initially raised by her grandmother, before moving to live with her mother and half-siblings, Jeffrey and Patricia in Milwaukee. She then proceeded to live with her father in Tennessee during her teens.
She later moved to live with her father in Tennessee as a teenager.
Our condolences go out to the Winfrey family.