Oprah Winfrey's Father Passes Away at 88!
The devoted daughter of the hard-working businessman, who was battling cancer, gave him a poignant surprise party to celebrate his life over the Fourth of July weekend.
Vernon Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey's father, passed away at the age of 88.
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The father of the television personality was a municipal councilman and the owner of a barbershop in Nashville.
Following the news of his loss, the 68-year-old published a tribute post with a moving note to her Instagram account early on Saturday.
Less than a week ago, we honored my father in his backyard, Oprah wrote. Wintley Phipps, a gospel musician and friend of mine, sang a song in his honor.
He was overcome by the love and exulted in it till he could not speak. She said, "I had the holy distinction of witnessing the man who gave me life draw his last breath yesterday with family at his bedside. My father knew how much people loved and appreciated him."
"At his death, we felt Peace come into the room." It still exists in peace. All is well. The celebrity ended by saying, "Thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts."
Oprah Daily said, "Rest In Peace Mr. Winfrey," among the condolences left by commenters on the page. A wonderful tribute both in person and in writing.
Vernon had the chance to spend the holiday weekend with friends and family, despite the fact that the sort of illness he was battling had not yet been made public.
In his honor, Oprah organized a barbecue in her backyard and declared the occasion Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day.
The talk show host described the encounter in a video that she posted to her Instagram feed.
She cited her father's illness as the reason she was hosting the party. We, therefore, wanted to be able to invite all of his friends to celebrate him while he is still able to feel happy.
Giving my dad his "flowers" now while he's still able to smell them. Happy Fourth of July as you celebrate with your loved ones. In the caption for the video, Oprah wrote, "Remember to congratulate one another."
Vernon allegedly ran the Winfrey Barber & Beauty Shop for more than 50 years.
Vernon was well-liked in his neighborhood and served the town by serving as a councilman in Nashville.
Winfrey was also a cherished member of the National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame, according to The Sun.
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