Ms. Vernita Lee, the 83 year old mother of media queen Oprah Winfrey, passed away on Thanksgiving Day.
Ms. Lee and her famous daughter repaired a relationship that had been in limbo because of many years apart; Oprah was raised by her maternal grandmother until she was 6, when she moved back in with her mom–who she barely knew.
Oprah said the time apart had taken its toll.
“I was asking the question … what is a mother? What are you supposed to feel about your mother?”, Oprah said in an interview.
Oprah was living with Ms. Lee when she (Oprah) said she was molested by a cousin, and abused by an uncle.
But Oprah provided for her mom, moving her into a luxury high-rise condo, and peeling off $5,000 per month in support for her.
Oprah thanked her fans fr supporting her during this difficult time.