Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Shares Heartfelt Tribute To Late Dad ‘Vernon Winfrey’


Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Shares Heartfelt Tribute To Late Dad ‘Vernon Winfrey’ –Vernon Winfrey, the father of millionaire and well-known TV personality Oprah Winfrey, passed away recently. See more info below

The sad news of her father’s passing was announced by Oprah on her social media pages. A lengthy, poignant memorial, as well as a film showing him surrounded by loved ones, were included with this.


Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Shares Heartfelt Tribute To Late Dad ‘Vernon Winfrey’

Continue reading to find out more about her dad and her heartfelt ode. Vernon Winfrey Passed Away Aged 88

Oprah wrote a touching tribute describing the last moments she spent with her father, Vernon, along with the sad news of his departure.

Less than a week ago, we honored my father in his own garden, the woman stated. Wintley Phipps, a gospel musician, and friend of mine honored him with a song. He REVELED in the love and FELT it until he was unable to speak.

Vernon could be seen receiving prayers while seated on a chair in the video clip that she released, with gospel musician Wintley Phipps placing his hands on him and praying for him. The late Vernon did appear joyful and content at that time.


Oprah Had The ‘Sacred Honour’

Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Shares Heartfelt Tribute To Late Dad 'Vernon Winfrey'

Additionally, the actress and author described how it was a “holy privilege” to have seen the person who gave her life “take his final breath,” noting that he was surrounded by loved ones.

“I had the sacred distinction of witnessing the man who saved my life draw his final breath yesterday with family gathered at his bedside. As he left, we felt Peace enter the space.

Oprah took sure to thank her supporters and well-wishers for their “prayers” and “good thoughts” as she concluded her touching homage. “That Peace still abides,” she wrote. It’s all good. “Thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts,” I said, adding an emoji of a hand in prayer.


Celebrities And Fans Shared Their Condolences With Oprah

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Fans flocked to the philanthropist’s comment area as soon as she announced the death of her father to express their love and support for her, especially at this difficult time.

Lily Aldridge, an American supermodel, wrote: “I’m sorry for your loss.” I’m sending you and your family my love and prayers.

I’m sending you light and love. May he soar on the wings of angels! Patti Stanger, a prominent businesswoman, added

In order to show her love and support for the philanthropist, “Orange Is The New Black” star Uzo Aduba also made sure to include a few red heart emojis in her comment box.

Oprah Winfrey with dad Vernon Winfrey
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Vernon was a gem to our community, @oprah, as one admirer noted in a comment. We [sic] shall be missed, but never forgotten.

Another admirer brought up Oprah’s earlier tweet about her father, in which she noted both the Fourth of July and what she called “Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day.”

“I saw… less than a week ago and watched, conscious of the strength of what I observed,” they wrote. And now that Mr. Winfrey has left, I can see why you felt and welcomed your present peace. Bless you, as you continue your path; as spirits are concerned, yet another will now be watching out for you. There is strength and optimism in this. You already know that I’m sure.


Oprah Celebrated ‘Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day’


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Just a few days ago, before his passing, on the fourth of July, Oprah celebrated her father by organizing a huge party and barbecue in his honor. She named it “Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day.”

The star had several large tables draped with white cloth and huge canopies set out for Vernon’s friends and guests to celebrate with him.

According to a video shared by Oprah, they had “been planning a backyard barbecue that’s actually more than a barbecue” for him, and there was plenty of food readily available for all who attended the “Vernon Appreciation Day.”

The menu included hearty meals ranging from fried chicken, turkey, and burgers prepared in large numbers to feed all their guests.

Vernon had no idea the celebration was in his honor and was joyfully surprised to find out what his doting daughter had prepared for him.

As per her website,, Oprah showed her gratitude for her dad, saying, “Thank you for being the kind of father who has brought honor to your life and honor to my life.”



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