Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.

A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. The spokeswoman says private funeral services were held. No other details were provided.

This image released by Harpo Inc. shows Vermita Lee, mother of media mogul Oprah Winfrey at her 80th birthday party.  A Winfrey spokeswoman issued a statement, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22.  She was 83. (George Burns/Harpo Inc. via AP)
This image released by Harpo Inc. shows Vermita Lee, mother of media mogul Oprah Winfrey at her 80th birthday party. A Winfrey spokeswoman issued a statement, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. She was 83. (George Burns/Harpo Inc. via AP)

Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. They moved to Milwaukee when Winfrey was 6-years-old.

This image released by Harpo Inc. shows, Oprah Winfrey, right, with her half-sister Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, left, and their mother Vermita Lee.  A Winfrey spokeswoman issued a statement, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, saying Vermita Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22.  She was 83. (George Burns/Harpo Inc. via AP)
This image released by Harpo Inc. shows, Oprah Winfrey, right, with her half-sister Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, left, and their mother Vermita Lee. A Winfrey spokeswoman issued a statement, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, saying Vermita Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. She was 83. (George Burns/Harpo Inc. via AP)

Lee was featured getting a makeover on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1990.

Lee is also survived by another daughter, Patricia Amanda, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey, and by a daughter, Patricia.

Source: The Associated Press

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