Vernita Lee died on Thanksgiving Day at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of 83, ET can confirm. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Lee is survived by 64-year-old Winfrey, whom she shared with Vernon Winfrey, and her daughter, Patricia Amanda Faye Lee. Additionally, she is survived by her four grandchildren -- Alisha Hayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown -- and four great grandchildren -- Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes.
Her son, Jeffrey Lee, died in 1989 and her other daughter, Patricia Lee Lloyd, died in 2003.