Oprah Winfrey has thanked fans and well-wishers for their condolences following her mother's death.
A spokeswoman for Oprah Winfrey issued a statement Monday saying Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, died at her Milwaukee home on November 22. A private funeral service was held. She was 83.
No other details were provided.
Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. They moved to Milwaukee when Winfrey was six years old. She 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.
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