Cheng Xiong, a hard working and loving mother, took her last breath on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at The Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula, CA.
Cheng Xiong was born December 31, 1966 to mother, Moua Chang and father, Pa Lou Xiong, in the town of Phub Xaun Yab, city of Roob Kub Twm from the country of Laos. Cheng married her husband, Ka Cheng in Laos in 1985 then moved to Thailand and later immigrated to Fresno, CA.
She is survived by 7 children, Ma Chang, Dasee Chang, Youa Chang, Mee Chang, Xia Chang, Jay Chang and William Yang; 3 grandchildren, Ian Yang, Erza Yang and Ronin Chang; her father, Pa Lou Xiong; brother, Koua Neng Xiong and wife Dee Vue, their children: Martha Xiong, Henry Xiong, John Xiong, Julia Xiong and Crystal Xiong; brother, Rocky Xiong and wife Chia Vang, their children: Khue Xiong, Jar Xiong, Ong Xiong, Hue Chee Xiong and Chou Yee Xiong; sister-in-law, Lee Cha, her children: Stephanie Xiong, Cynthia Xiong, Joey Xiong, Melody Xiong, Crystalina Xiong and Jesse Xiong; sister, Mai Xiong and husband Va Lee, their children: Yong Lee, Sunshine Lee and Nina Lee; brother, Kue Xiong and wife Bao Yang, their children: Donovan Xiong, Logan Xiong, Hannah Xiong and Owen Xiong; brother, Gee Xiong and wife Lisa Moua, their children: Jacob Xiong, Lily Xiong, Anna Lee Xiong and Michael Xiong.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ka Chang, her mother Moua Chang and a brother Kor Xiong.
Chang was the oldest of 7 children. She never had a formal education but attended English classes in the refugee camps in Thailand. When she arrived in the United States, she also took some adult learning classes. Even with the limited English she knew, she was still able to work many different jobs to provide for her children when they were young. She was brave, strong, and capable. She loved to sew, garden, travel, and being together and having conversations with family and friends. She was very giving and forgiving. She was an active and supporting member of the St. Peter Claver Parish in Sheboygan, WI since 1994
Her husband Ka Chang passed away in 1994 when they first moved to Sheboygan. The children were all still young at that time, but she took care of them all by herself. She was both mother and father to them. She gave them what little she could. A few years later Chang met her new partner Xai Vaj Yang and they had a child together, William. Even as adults, she still looked out for her children. She still gave them what little she had. Some of her children live across the states but she was the glue that held them together. She would call each and every one of them every so often to check on them. She was her children’s home no matter where she was. They will miss her and she will live forever in their hearts.
Services will be held from 7:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday, February 14, 2021 and from 7:00 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. Monday, February 15, 2021. Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 15, 2021 at Lake Park Memorial Gardens in Shell Knob, Missouri.
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