About 40 mourners gathered Sunday afternoon in a small funeral home on the outskirts of Atlanta to bid goodbye to a woman they had never met.
The Chinese-American community in Atlanta held a memorial for Ms. Feng in a funeral home and then buried her ashes in a local cemetery. The events followed the wishes of Ms. Feng’s family, who were unable to come to the U.S. because of travel restrictions.
Charles Li, a founding member of the Atlanta Chinese American Alliance, a volunteer organization that helps local Chinese people in need, said the Chinese embassy in Washington contacted him on March 26 to ask for help in handling her funeral.
Ms. Feng, a Chinese national who died at age 44, was unmarried and without children. She is survived by two brothers and a sister, and her mother, who is in poor health, said Dr. Li, who spoke at the memorial. She was the youngest in her family, and was born and raised in a rural farm in Lianjiang, in the southern Guangdong province of China.