Oprah Winfrey is mourning the loss of her mother who passed away on Thanksgiving.
Per Inside Edition: Vernita Lee, 83, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No details of her cause of death have been released. Oprah’s niece made the announcement on Facebook: “I lost my beautiful grandma on Thanksgiving.” A family spokesperson said the funeral had already taken place and was strictly private. Vernita gave birth to the future TV legend in Mississippi when she was just 14.