Vernita Lee

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: mother of former talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey who was 18-years-old when she gave birth to her first child in rural Mississippi, naming her "Orpah" after a woman mentioned in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Ruth, but many mispronounced it as Oprah and the name stuck, who was a lifetime member of the NAACP and also appeared on her daughter's television show in 2011 with a Milwaukee woman who was put up for adoption in 1963.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: May 2, 1935

 

Died: November 22, 2018

 

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin