A tribute written on Oprah Every day, Oprah’s life-style outlet, mentioned Oprah was in a position to spend time along with her father in Nashville throughout his remaining weeks.
On July 4, Vernon was stunned with a “Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Celebration” and yard barbecue, the place he was surrounded by pals and family members.
The celebration was a solution to give her father his “flowers whereas he is nonetheless effectively sufficient to scent them,” Oprah mentioned in an earlier submit.
Throughout the celebration, Oprah’s good friend and gospel singer Wintley Phipps sang for him. “He FELT the love and reveled in it till he may not communicate,” she wrote.
Vernon was a well known barber in his neighborhood and served on the Metro Nashville Council for 16 years.