Our thoughts are with Oprah's family during this time.
Winfrey previously released a statement about her mother on Twitter, along with a picture of the two.
Lee had already been laid to rest in a private funeral, a spokesperson for Winfrey told media. No other details were provided. Lee gave birth to the future TV legend when she was just 14. She moved to Milwaukee at age 6 to live with her mother, whom she didn't know.
Gunman at Mercy Hospital shot himself, was also shot by police
Many in the medical community took to social media to share their sentiments over the tragic loss of the 38-year-old ER physician. Officers weren't assigned to the particular call, "but they went because that's what we do", Johnson told reporters.
Oprah and her mother had a strained relationship that the talk show megastar openly discussed her hard past with Lee.
Oprah eventually went to live with her mother, and although it took a while for them to fix their tumultuous relationship, they became close over the last few years.
Lee is survived by Oprah and her other daughter, Patricia Amanda Faye Lee.
UCF moves ahead of Ohio State in College Football Playoff rankings
The top-ranked conference champion from the Group of 5 leagues automatically earns a spot in one of the access bowl games. Is it an undefeated UCF team without McKenzie Milton? Let's just assume the Irish win and are 12-0 and in.
Vernita Lee worked as a housekeeper for a good portion of her life.
"I suddenly land in a place that's completely foreign to me. I don't really even know my mother", she said.
It was while Winfrey was living with her mother that she was molested by her cousin and abused by her uncle. Vernita had a son, named Jeffrey, who died in 1989 from AIDS.
Oprah's niece made the announcement on Facebook, writing, "I lost my attractive grandma on Thanksgiving". "To my mother, I say, 'You can let this shame go'".
Bournemouth vs Arsenal, Premier League
Kolasinac has come in for most of the criticism, while Petr Cech has been replaced by Bernd Leo in goal. I forget also, Stephan Lichtsteiner is beginning to train with us but he is maybe not okay for Sunday".