Kyong Cha ‘Wanda’ King

Published 10:23 am Friday, January 17, 2020

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Mrs. Kyong Cha “Wanda” King of Bermuda Run died at her home surrounded by family on Jan. 14, 2020 after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Yong Wook Yi and Hon Rang Pak, 2 sisters and 1 brother, all of South Korea.

Survivors: her husband of 57 years, Benjamin F. King of the home; their children, Brenda Landau (Steve), Sharon Thompson (Bryan) and Marcus King (Sharon); 7 grandchildren, Audrey and Emma Landau, Nina and Sophia Thompson, Benjamin, Daniel and Mark King; a sister, Kum Ja Yi of Seoul, South Korea; 3 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. King was born Aug. 6, 1939, in Sariwon City, North Korea. As a child, she walked with her family to Seoul, South Korea to escape communism. She met her husband Benny while he was stationed in South Korea, and they married on July 6, 1962. She obtained her citizenship on Nov. 19, 1965, becoming and remaining a proud American. She and her husband traveled around the world with the Army until he retired and settled in Davie County.  Mrs. King worked jobs throughout her life, but her hardest and most rewarding was being a mother and grandmother.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Advance. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m.

Memorials: Trellis of Davie County, the American Cancer Society, or the Susan G. Komen organization.