Skip to main content

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.