Mrs. Kyong Cha “Wanda” King of Bermuda Run, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on January 14, 2020 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Yong Wook Yi and Hon Rang Pak, two sisters and one brother, all of South Korea. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Benjamin F. King of the home, their children, Brenda Landau (Steve), Sharon Thompson (Bryan) and Marcus King (Sharon), seven grandchildren, Audrey & Emma Landau, Nina & Sophia Thompson, Benjamin, Daniel and Mark King, one sister Kum Ja Yi, of Seoul, South Korea, three sister-in-laws, two brother-in-laws and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. King was born August 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 November 19, 1965, becoming and remaining a proud American. Together, she and her husband travelled many places around the world with the Army until Benny retired from service and settled in Davie County. Mrs. King worked various jobs throughout her life, but her hardest and most rewarding job was being a mother and grandmother. The family would like to thank all the staff of Bermuda Village for their unwavering assistance and support. They would also like to give special thanks to Regina Evans and the wonderful ladies of Gina’s Helping Hand who so lovingly provided care for Mrs. King during her illness. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Advance. Prior to the celebration, the family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Trellis of Davie County, the American Cancer Society, or the Susan G. Komen organization. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel)
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