Oprah Winfrey "Less than a week ago we honored my father in his own backyard"

Oprah Winfrey shared a touching video of her father on Instagram. The occasion celebrated Vernon Winfrey during the Fourth of July holiday and days before the father of the media giant passed away on July 8.

Less than a week ago we honored my father in his own backyard. My friend and gospel singer Wintley Phipps saluted him with song. He FELT the love and reveled in it until he could no longer speak. Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside, I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath. We could feel Peace enter the room at his passing.


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Oprah ended her heartfelt post remembering her dad and saying to her followers, “That Peace still abides. All is well. Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts” ??

Vernon Winfrey was a respected barber in Nashville for over 50 years and a former city councilmen.

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