WAI KUM NG LEE age 94, beloved wife for 55 years of the late Duane Loy Lee; loving mother of Susanne Luk (husband Yiu-Wah); devoted grandmother of Daniel Luk (wife Maggie) and Esther Rupp (husband Jacob) and great-grandmother of Abigail, Emmy, and Théoden; cherished daughter of the late Shi Han Wu and Yin Yu Lin; dearest sister of Rui Ying Wu and the late Chin Yau Ng Cheung, Yu Ying Wu and Shing Tak Wu.
Wai Kum was born on September 8, 1928, in Tai Shan, Guangdong Province, China, and passed away on January 10, 2023. She was a gentle and hard-working woman. She was loved by her parents and respected by her younger siblings. When she was a girl, she had a deep affection for her sisters. Since her family needed money and she was the eldest daughter who had to take care of her sisters, she only attended three years of elementary school. She married her husband when she was 18 years old and was overjoyed to have a precious daughter after 9 years of marriage. She was also the filial daughter-in-law of the family. Her husband then went abroad to Mexico to earn a living and she took good care of the family and fostered harmony. Wai Kum loved to talk to people. Her mother would say, if a dog could talk, Wai Kum would talk to it. Her daughter Susanne went to Hong Kong with Wai Kum’s mother when Susanne was a child. Once Susanne was a teenager, Duane Loy applied for her to go to Hong Kong to reunite with their daughter. There she was able to work in an office building after being introduced by relatives. She often took home delicious food, such as Hong Kong’s famous fish ball, beef chops, chicken wings, etc. She joyfully brought food home to share with her aunt, third aunt, nephew, niece, and daughter. She was friendly with everybody. She was even allowed to watch movies any time for free in the company’s cinema, where she enjoyed a lot of movies. She was full of joy. Later, she had the opportunity to be in charge of handling lunch for the company’s employees. She was often able to buy lunch at the famous Yong Kee Goose Restaurant in Central, Hong Kong. After Susanne graduated from high school, she went to college in the United States and married her husband that same year. It was after getting married that Susanne applied for her mother to come to the United States in 1990. That year was a big turning point in my Wai Kum’s life and brought many blessings. Firstly, she reunited with her husband. Secondly, she began to live happily with her daughter, son-in-law, and two great grandchildren. The greatest blessing happened in 1993, which was three years after arriving to the United States. Wai Kum chose to believe in the Lord Jesus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her testimony was translated by her sister Mary Leung and she was baptized by Pastor David Wu. That was the first time that she had the honor of speaking publicly on a stage. Thank the Lord! Wai Kum lived with Susanne’s family for a total of 33 years in Cincinnati, Hudson, and Macedonia. She has one grandson and one granddaughter. She also has two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Their family was blessed with four generations. She was always in good health and had no need for any medication up to the age of 94. She was hospitalized for a sudden stroke just before Christmas of 2022 and was later transferred to a hospice for ten days. God’s grace is abundant, God’s love is beautiful and perfect, and God’s love grows broad and deep. His kindness allowed Susanne to see her mother shed the last two precious tears of her life and gently wipe them away for her before witnessing her last breath of life and her going into the arms of the Father. She passed away very peacefully.
Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 11 AM at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91). Cremation and private entombment will follow at a later date.