OBITUARY

Yuk Chu Gee

December 2, 1929March 11, 2018
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Pearl (Yuk Chu) Gee, 88, passed away on March 11, 2018. She was born on December 2, 1929 in Canton, China. In 1947 at the age of eighteen she married Edward (Gim Ock) Gee, and later immigrated to the U.S. in 1953. A longtime Houstonian, she worked alongside her husband in their grocery business, Shady Acres Grocery, until retirement in 1993. Her welcoming smile and kind heart always made others feel special. She was affectionately called Mama oftentimes by those she served and by those who served her.

Upon arrival to Houston in 1953, Pearl and eldest daughter Pauline settled in with relatives while she waited for her husband to return home from his U.S. Army service tour during the Korean War. In 1955 his active duty was completed and he came home to settle down with his wife and plant their roots. The family grew quickly with the addition of sons Danny, Donald and Ronald, and daughters Susie and JoAnn. Despite taking care of a large family, including extended family members, Pearl worked tirelessly alongside her husband, supporting him in every endeavor. Through hard work and perseverance, together they grew a successful grocery business located near the Heights. She was a long time member of Grace Chapel Church, where she received and studied the living Word of God and grew her faith. She was a fine example of what it means to live out the Word and to be Jesus’ hands and feet, offering hope and wisdom to those who needed it. A powerful prayer warrior with unshakeable faith, she unceasingly prayed about everything, trusting God fully with her life. Her feet were firmly planted on solid ground, the Word of God. She was a source of light for many and a steadfast anchor for her family. We will miss her dearly - her guiding wisdom, her unceasing prayers for others, and her love and devotion to family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Gee; her parents, Wai Suen and Yeung Ho Kwong, and brothers, Matthew Kwong and William Kwong. She is survived by her daughters, Pauline Gee and husband Guadalupe, Susie Chin and husband Ott, JoAnn Gee and husband Rob Summers; sons, Danny Gee and wife Linda, Donald Gee and wife May Ng, Ronald Gee; grandsons, Garrett and Grant Gee, Chase Arenas, Matthew Chin and granddaughter Shelby Summers; sister in law Lucy Kwong and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Friday March 16, 2018 5:00-8:00 PM and funeral service is Saturday March 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Visitation and funeral service will be in the Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace Chapel Church, 1055 Bingle, Houston, Texas 77055.

  • FAMILY

  • Pauline Gee and husband Guadalupe, Daughter
  • Susie Chin and husband Ott, Daughter
  • JoAnn Gee and husband Rob Summers, Daughter
  • Danny Gee and wife Linda, Son
  • Donald Gee and wife May Ng, Son
  • Ronald Gee, Son
  • Grant Gee, Grandson
  • Garrett Gee, Grandson
  • Chase Arenas, Grandson
  • Matthew Chin, Grandson
  • Shelby Summers, Granddaughter
  • Lucy Kwong, Sister-in-law
  • Edward Gee, Husband
  • Wai Suen and Yeung Ho Kwong, Parents
  • Matthew Kwong, Brother
  • William Kwong, Brother
  • She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chase Arenas, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Chin, Pallbearer
  • Garrett Gee, Pallbearer
  • Grant Gee, Pallbearer
  • Andy Kwong, Pallbearer
  • Norman Kwong, Pallbearer
  • Shelby Summers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Grace Chapel Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Biography

Pearl (Yuk Chu) Gee, 88, passed away on March 11, 2018. She was born on December 2, 1929 in Canton, China. In 1947 at the age of eighteen she married Edward (Gim Ock) Gee, and later immigrated to the U.S. in 1953. A longtime Houstonian, she worked alongside her husband in their grocery business, Shady Acres Grocery, until retirement in 1993. Her welcoming smile and kind heart always made others feel special. She was affectionately called Mama oftentimes by those she served and by those who served her.

Upon arrival to Houston in 1953, Pearl and eldest daughter Pauline settled in with relatives while she waited for her husband to return home from his U.S. Army service tour during the Korean War. In 1955 his active duty was completed and he came home to settle down with his wife and plant their roots. The family grew quickly with the addition of sons Danny, Donald and Ronald, and daughters Susie and JoAnn. Despite taking care of a large family, including extended family members, Pearl worked tirelessly alongside her husband, supporting him in every endeavor. Through hard work and perseverance, together they grew a successful grocery business located near the Heights. She was a long time member of Grace Chapel Church, where she received and studied the living Word of God and grew her faith. She was a fine example of what it means to live out the Word and to be Jesus’ hands and feet, offering hope and wisdom to those who needed it. A powerful prayer warrior with unshakeable faith, she unceasingly prayed about everything, trusting God fully with her life. Her feet were firmly planted on solid ground, the Word of God. She was a source of light for many and a steadfast anchor for her family. We will miss her dearly - her guiding wisdom, her unceasing prayers for others, and her love and devotion to family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Gee; her parents, Wai Suen and Yeung Ho Kwong, and brothers, Matthew Kwong and William Kwong. She is survived by her daughters, Pauline Gee and husband Guadalupe, Susie Chin and husband Ott, JoAnn Gee and husband Rob Summers; sons, Danny Gee and wife Linda, Donald Gee and wife May Ng, Ronald Gee; grandsons, Garrett and Grant Gee, Chase Arenas, Matthew Chin and granddaughter Shelby Summers; sister in law Lucy Kwong and numerous nieces and nephews.