Thus far, Winfrey hasn't said anything about her mother's passing.
Years later, they patched things up, with Lee appearing from time to time on her daughter's talk show.
Vernita Lee was born in 1935 and worked as a housekeeper. Lee gave birth to the future TV legend when she was just 14.
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She is survived by her children Oprah and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, grandchildren Alisha Kayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown, and great-grandchildren Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes.
TMZ confirmed with the family and also revealed that a private funeral service had already been held following Lee's death.
Memorial donations can be made in Vernita's name to Feeding America.
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After sharing two Instagram videos on Thanksgiving, Winfrey had stayed quiet on social media. "It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace", the 64-year-old wrote. Another one of her children died in 2003. "The wonder of that, the magical mystery of that, is what carried me when I was separated from my grandmother and sent to live with my mother", the star recalled.
"Thank you to my mother Vernita Lee for doing the best she knew and could do in raising me", she said.
Patricia Lee was put up for adoption when Winfrey was 8 and living with her father.
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Winfrey, who was raised by her grandmother in MS for the first few years of her life, has spoken about her strained relationship with her mother. Oprah and her half-sister were famously reunited on her show in 2010. "To my mother, I say, 'You can let this shame go'".