The family of Suncha Kim shared their grief in a loving tribute on the family’s GoFundMe page Saturday.
“This senseless tragedy has caused my family and I an immense amount of pain, our world is forever shattered and tainted,” Regina Song, the granddaughter said.
“My grandmother was an angel, to have her taken away in such a horrific manner is unbearable to think about. As an immigrant, all my grandmother ever wanted in life was to grow old with my grandfather, and watch her children and grandchildren live the life she never got to live.”
Kim is one of eight people authorities say Robert Aaron Long, 21, shot and killed at three Atlanta spas. Six of the victims, including Kim, are Asian.
The eight have been identified as Kim, 69; Yong Ae Yue, 63; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Delaina Ashley Yaun,33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Tan,49; Soon Chung Park, 74 and Daoyou Feng, 44.
Kim immigrated to the United States from Seoul.
She has a husband, a loving son and daughter, and three beautiful grandchildren.
“She was pure hearted and the most selfless woman I knew. She represented everything I wanted to be as a woman, without an ounce of hate or bitterness in her heart,” said Song.
The granddaughter described Kim as her “rock.” Song says she will always remember her grandmother by the words she repeated to her once a week: “stay strong in life…when you’re happy, I’m happy.”
The family says money raised on GoFundMe will be used for a beautiful memorial and funeral expenses.
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