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Oprah Winfrey and Her Mom's Strong Finish

Guest Op-Ed


January 31, 2019

Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, died less than two months ago on Thanksgiving Day, and Oprah recently shared with People Magazine the tender story of their last conversation.

As usual, when Oprah shares a personal experience, her generous and insightful telling contains important lessons for us all in 2019. These lessons are about mustering the courage to admit the life of a loved one is nearing its end. They’re about bringing that knowledge into the open and acting on it, so the things that need to be said, will be said. They’re about creating an opening for words to come that w...

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