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Funeral to be held for Atlanta spa shooting victim

Funeral to be held for Atlanta spa shooting victim

26/3/2021 9:05:00 AM

Funeral to be held for Atlanta spa shooting victim

Funeral to be held for Atlanta spa shooting victim

WorldIn this Mar 19, 2021, file photo, flowers, candles and signs are displayed at a makeshift memorial in Atlanta following the spa shootings. (File photo: AP/Candice Choi)26 Mar 2021 01:38PMShare this contentBookmarkATLANTA: As they prepare for their mother's funeral on Friday (Mar 26), Yong Ae Yue's two sons are remembering her as a loving mother who enjoyed karaoke and cooking for her family.

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Yue was one of eight peoplein attacks on massage businesses in Atlanta and nearby Cherokee County.AdvertisementAdvertisementYue, 63, was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1979 with her then-husband, Mac Peterson. He was in the Army, and they moved to the Columbus area, near Fort Benning.

Their older son, Elliott, was born in South Korea, while their younger son, Robert, was born after they moved to Georgia.The couple divorced some time after their second son's birth, and Yue made the tough decision for her boys to live with their father, believing that would give them a better chance to succeed, said attorney BJay Pak, who is representing her sons. But she remained in their lives and was a loving mother, Pak said.

“Mum was an amazing woman who loved to introduce our family and friends to her home-cooked Korean food and Korean karaoke,” Robert Peterson wrote on a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for her memorial service and for family to travel to attend. “Will miss joining mum on her weekly Sunday routine to the grocery store and traditional Korean dinner.”

AdvertisementAdvertisementYue held a variety of jobs over the years, and had only started working at Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta in October, Pak said. She told her sons her job was to cook, clean and watch security cameras.She lived alone with a dog and a cat and had a tight-knit group of friends, Pak said.

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