Oprah Winfrey Mother Died At Age 83
Oprah Winfrey and Mother Vernita Lee
Although the cause of her death is not yet known but Shoutmeceleb dear to think it came naturally. because at Age 83, anyone is ready to meet his maker.
She shared one powerful, honest conversation she had with her mother before the end.
“I said, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to make it. Do you think you’re going to make it?’” Winfrey recalled. “She said, ‘I don’t think I am.’ I had a conversation with her about what that felt like, what it felt like to be near the end.’”
“I waited for a way to say what I wanted to say,” Winfrey told People. “I couldn’t find it that day. The next morning I woke up, and I was actually praying for, ‘What is a way I can have this conversation about the end? How do I close it?’ I just thought, ‘What is the truth for me? What is it that I need to say?’”
Wintley Sang Precious Lord As Oprah Winfrey Mother Died
It is a beautiful twist because music helped open the lines of communication. Winfrey opened her iPhone and “Precious Lord,” a song from gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, popped up on iTunes.
Winfrey is great friends with gospel singer Wintley Phipps, and she called him and asked him to sing “Precious Lord” to her mother.
Wintley sang on the phone as Oprah Winfrey mother died. He sang from his heart because it was a favor to a good friend. But most importantly it was a favor to Oprah Winfrey who is about losing her only mother.
“I called Wintley and asked him to FaceTime. He sang ‘Precious Lord’ live to her from his kitchen table,” Winfrey said.
She also played her mother the song “How I Got Over” from one of her favorite artists, Joshua Nelson.
“I could see that it opened her a little bit because my mother’s been a very closed down person,” she said. “I could see that the music gave me an opening to say what I needed to say.”
Oprah Winfrey Appreciates Her Mother For Everything
Oprah said she thanked her mother for everything she did throughout her life.
“What I said was, ‘Thank you. Thank you, because I know it’s been hard for you. It was hard for you as a young girl having a baby, in Mississippi. No education. No training. No skills. Seventeen, you get pregnant with this baby.’
“’Lots of people would have told you to give that baby away. Lots of people would’ve told you to abort that baby Shoutmeceleb quote the media icon. You didn’t do that. I know that was hard. I want you to know that no matter what, I know that you always did the best you knew how to do,’” Winfrey said. “’And look how it turned out.’”
“My mom’s up there, too,” the note read, “so if your mom has a party, tell her to call my mom.”
Above all, she is grateful to have had those final, “sacred and beautiful” moments with her mother.
“I feel like it was as sacred and as blessed as a passing can be,” she said.
Oprah Winfrey mother died at the age were many that have gone early would have prayed to reach. but most importantly is the quality of beauty she put in her daughter. With all that heartfelt thank you, even in her death she will find peace. Knowing that her daughter turned out fine and better.
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