Yumi Jin Kim
January 17, 1955 – January 8, 2021
Yumi Jin Kim, age 65, passed away peacefully on January 8th, 2021 due to advanced lung cancer. Born and raised in South Korea on January 10th, 1955, Yumi Kim was the eldest out of 4 siblings.
Yumi excelled in school growing up, while also helping to raise her younger brothers. Yumi immigrated to Huntsville, AL when she was in middle school. After finishing high school, she found a job in Hawaii and worked hard to provide for her entire family.
Back in Huntsville, Yumi married her husband and had three children of her own: one son and two twin daughters. Yumi was the best mother anyone could wish for. She was smart, frugal, and caring. She raised all three children and implanted all of her goodness within them.
When her husband found a job in South Korea, she moved to Seoul with her husband and three children. In the 90’s, it was clear that the future for her children would be brighter in the US, so Yumi made the hard decision to send her children to live in Huntsville with their grandparents throughout their schooling. Yumi always called to keep in touch with her children and made countless trips back and forth to support everyone. In the end she was able to see all three of her children grow up, graduate college, establish their careers and most of them be married.
When her eldest son was married, Yumi moved back to Huntsville, and was able to see the birth of two of her grandchildren. For nearly 7 years, she was a loving caretaker for them both. Yumi loved anything with sparkles, good inside jokes, her pets, tending to her exquisite plants, drinking coffee, staying home, buying jackets for loved ones and cleaning; but above all, she loved and spoiled her grandchildren, and they loved her back dearly.
She was a beautiful singer, musician, graceful dancer, amazing cook, foodie, and world traveler. Yumi had ingenuity like no other. She was creative and talented. Yumi was the family’s best friend and main support system. She was gorgeous, poised and kind. Her smile was radiant, welcoming and warm. It was a shock to everyone when she was diagnosed with lung cancer, because she was so healthy and strong. Even then, we all believed she would win the fight. During the nearly 7 months of treatment, she only thought of caring for her grandchildren. Yumi was a selfless and caring sister, wife, mother, and grandmother who will remain in our hearts. Yumi was so selfless, she even passed the day before her granddaughter’s birthday so we could reserve that day for celebrations of life and growth. May she rest in peace, in a place without any pain. We cannot say goodbye for selfish reasons. One day we will see each other and be together again.
Yumi is survived by her mother Young, her three brothers Titan (Sylvia), Kwon (Cherie), and Min (Ji), her husband Jaeil, her children, Alan (Morgaine), Jane, and Janet (Cory), her two grandchildren Ailla and Bennett, and numerous nieces and nephews.
We will not have a service in consideration of the pandemic.