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OBITUARY

Guo Ping Li

January 3, 1949April 12, 2020
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李国萍生平简介 李国萍1949年1月3日出生于中国上海市。父母亲共育有七名子女,她是排行第三的长女。早年,父母亲带着其他兄弟姐妹移民香港或美国,唯独她留在上海生活成长和陪伴祖母。 国萍的学生时代( 1957年-1962年)就读于上海市静安区第三中心小学。初中和高中(1963年-1968年)就读于上海市育才中学。国萍的数理化和俄语学习成绩总是名列前茅。 1968年高中毕业后,时值文化大革命动荡时期,国萍在家待业了三年。1972年进入上海市半导体器件十二厂工作。 国萍与丈夫颜振华一直是青梅竹马情投意合的邻居。他们两情相悦,于1975年7月1日终成眷属。 婚姻幸福,育有一女颜艳。 1979年中美建交后,国萍全家申请亲属移民获准。同年,国萍也参加了高考,以优异成绩被录取医学院。当移民通知书和大学录取书在同一天收到时,国萍选择了移民美国与母亲及兄弟姐妹团圆。1980年初到美国德州佳乐顿市安居乐业。 国萍在美国注重后代教育。培养女儿完成医学院成为医生,帮助女儿照顾外孙,是满怀慈爱的母亲和祖母。 国萍勤恳工作。第一份工作是在二哥的服装厂做车衣工,她的缝纫精工细作,专为工厂制作服装样板,兢兢业业,一干就是二十年。 第二份工作在佳乐顿学区的学校食堂,为学生餐饮服务十年。 2013年光荣退休。 国萍于1981年受洗归入基督。在主耶稣基督里,爱主爱人爱教会。1988年加入佳乐顿华人教会,是教会最初建堂的奉献者之一。三十多年来,忠心虔诚地参加敬拜,团契,读经和祷告,满心喜乐地以精巧的厨艺和美食服事教会。国萍的灵命成长体现在仁爱、喜乐 、和平 、忍耐、 恩慈、 良善 和信实。 2017年6月,国萍在例行体检时发现肺癌。手术和化疗后康复。2019年6月,癌症复发转移至脑部和肝脏,经标靶治疗后体内癌细胞消除。国萍治疗期间,丈夫,女儿和家人们自始至终精心照顾,无离不弃,充满盼望和爱心。最近国萍身体渐渐虚弱,于2020年4月12日复活节上午9:15am安息主怀,上帝接纳她永住天家。享年71岁。 李国萍身后留下爱她的丈夫颜振华,女儿颜艳,外孙女 Victoria Cho, 外孙Victor Cho 以及大哥,大弟,小弟,大妹和小妹。

Brief introduction of Guo Ping's life

Li Guoping was born on January 3, 1949 in Shanghai, China. The parents have seven children, and she is the third in line the oldest daughter. In her early years, her parents and other siblings emigrated to Hong Kong or the United States, but she stayed in Shanghai to grow up and accompany her grandmother.

Guo Ping's student years (1957-1962) enrolled in the Third Central Primary School in Jing'an District, Shanghai. Junior high school and high school (1963-1968) attended Shanghai Yucai Middle School. Guoping's mathematics, physics and chemistry and Russian academic performance are always among the best.

After graduating from high school in 1968, Guo Ping spent three years at home during the turbulent period of the Cultural Revolution. In 1972, he entered the 12th Shanghai Semiconductor Device Factory.

Guo Ping and her husband Yan Zhenhua have always been close neighbors. The two fell in love with each other, and finally became dependents on July 1, 1975. Happy marriage, with a daughter Yan Yan.

After the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States in 1979, Guo Ping's family was allowed to apply for relative immigration. In the same year, Guo Ping also participated in the college entrance examination and was admitted to the medical school with excellent results. When the immigration notice and the college admission letter were received on the same day, Guo Ping chose to immigrate to the United States to reunite with her mother and siblings. At the beginning of 1980, she settled down in Carrollton, Texas.

Guoping focuses on the education of future generations in the United States. She is a loving mother and grandmother to her daughter who educated her well. She completed medical school and become a doctor also she help her daughter to take care of her grandchildren. Guoping worked diligently. The first job was to work as a seamstress in Epsecond brothers garment factory. Her sewing work was carefully done to make garment models for the factory. The second job was in the school cafeteria of the Carrollton School District, serving students for ten years. Glorious retirement in 2013.

Guo Ping was baptized into Christ in 1981 in the Lord Jesus Christ. She love the Lord and love the church. She Joined the Carrollton Chinese Church in 1988 and was one of the devotees of the church's initial church building. For more than thirty years, he has faithfully participated in worship, fellowship, Bible reading, and prayer, and she has served the church with exquisite cooking and food. Guo Ping's spiritual growth is reflected in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, kindness and faithfulness.

In June 2017, Guoping discovered lung cancer during a routine medical examination. Recovered after surgery and chemotherapy. In June of 2019, her cancer recurred and metastasized to the brain and liver. After targeted treatment, cancer cells were eliminated. During Guo Ping's treatment, her husband, daughter and family members were carefully cared for from beginning to end, full of hope and love. Recently, Guo Ping gradually became weak. She rested in the Lord ’s arms at 9:15 am on April 12, 2020 Easter, and God accepted her to live in heaven forever. At the age of 71.

Li Guoping left behind her husband Yan Zhenhua, daughter Yan Yan, granddaughter Victoria Cho, grandson Victor Cho and big brother, big brother, little brother, big sister and little sister.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 23 from 3:00-8:00pm at Sparkman Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, April 24 at 10:00am at Sparkman Funeral Home, followed by the graveside at 11:00am at Restland Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 24, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 24, 2020

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Victor Cho

April 22, 2020

Grandma was the flame that lit my path, she was ever burning brighter than the sun itself. With joy that outshines even the sun, and humor that can make even the most serious people laugh, she was like my close friend. She had passion with every word she said whether it was to cheer me up or to scold me and correct me on my mistakes. The one thing that my grandmother loved doing was cooking. She would cook for everyone in our family and she would also buy me food that I wanted. I didn't deserve it but she bought it anyways. She has always brought the family together with her cooking, whether it was Christmas or Thanksgiving, she would always cook for parties that bring the family closer. Also she buy my favorite food that I didn't need or deserve just because she wanted to see me be happy and at the end of the day, she would go outside and breathe some fresh air, viewing the backyard while watching the sunset. The backyard is filled with the plants that I sworn to care for and because my grandmother supported my urge to grow things that I enjoy doing, and when I'm not out in the garden, she would supply me with endless amounts of math to do. She knows that I'm doing my best and upon which she wants me to improve. I will forever miss grandma as she is a star in the night sky that I would follow till the ends of the boundary .

罗春 Kelly

April 21, 2020

纪念国萍,我在唱着姐妹们为囯萍改编歌词的“传奇”。
传奇-美味
“只是因为不经意中品尝了这佳肴,
再也没能忘掉它味道,
记忆中那里包含了家乡的美味,
从此我不再孤单思念。
 
感谢你,就在身边,
感谢你,温暖笑脸,
感谢你,默默付出,
感谢你,爱主爱我。
 
感谢天父带你来到身旁,
今生的美好故事永远难相忘。
唯愿用这一生默默祈祷,
你一直在我身旁,
从未走远。“

 一遍遍唱着唱着不禁泪流满面,开始祷告起来,不是忧伤的泪,我深知这一切都是上帝放在我们心中的感动。每个人生命总要留下些什么,味道,歌声,文字,或是艺术,我们来到世间绝非偶然,也非毫无意义的尘埃,“无论是死,是生,是天使,是掌权的,是有能的,是现在的事,是将来的事,是高处的,是低处的,是别的受造之物,都不能叫我们与上帝的爱隔绝;这爱是在我们的主基督耶稣里的”(罗马书8:38-39)

Victoria Cho

April 21, 2020

Grandma was the sun in my life and was a flame that lit a path I would follow. The flame brings warmth in hard times trough what we know as love, and light that leads out of the darkness and hardship times of the past, present, and future. She had a lot of spirt and was a hard worker that cared for everyone. One time I remembered that She would always love to make mudus for everyone to eat. Working hard as she kneaded the soft, fluffy dough with a wooden roller and how she measured the dough gently on a scale and very carefully watch the scale approach to 24 grams a dough piece. I would watch how she spread flour all over the table and make a dough piece into a perfect circle, I remember how she would try to teach me how to make mudus. I watched how she would work sorcery and magic around shaping a perfect mudu and as fast as thunder, wrap a spoonful of meat around a flatted dough piece. As we all remember the greatest fate of time with her, we all self reflect all the memories that we had with her. I remember many memories of the past with her from the beginnings of my life to spending almost 15 years with her, and each memory was very special to me because it had affected who I am today. I love you, grandma, I will dearly miss you. -victoria Cho

ShanShan Hsu

April 19, 2020

懷念國萍姐!
國萍姐是一個非常感性的好姊妹。
十多年前她家失火,我得知後,就告訴當時在紅十字會當志工的先生,他就在他能力範圍內幫了個小忙。可是國萍姐十幾年來,從沒間斷地跟我道謝。國萍姐話雖不多,但是有敏銳的觀察力,也從不吝於奉獻自己的時間做美食與大家分享。
親愛的國萍姐,我們現在只是短暫的分離,將來我們在天家再見面!

罗春 Kelly

April 19, 2020

国萍是教会一个普通姐妹,极有爱心,厨艺高超,常常为全教会做美味佳肴,提到她总会想起她的好手艺,两年多前,当无意发现自己患肺癌时,要去医院手术,那个周日轮到她为教会做午饭,她第一个反应是遗憾那周不能为大家做饭了,她质朴的爱心令我们感动,坚强的姐妹经过手术,一直满怀信心走在抗癌道路上,直到被主接走。

此时此刻,在我回味国萍姐的味道时,也在唱着姐妹们为国萍改编录制的天籁之声的“传奇”来纪念国萍的传奇美味。

“只是因为不经意中品尝了这佳肴,
再也没能忘掉它味道,
记忆中那里包含了家乡的美味,
从此我不再孤单思念。
 
感谢你,就在身边,
感谢你,温暖笑脸,
感谢你,默默付出,
感谢你,爱主爱我。
 
感谢天父带你来到身旁,
今生的美好故事永远难相忘。
唯愿用这一生默默祈祷,
你一直在我身旁,
从未走远。”

 一遍遍唱着不禁泪流满面,开始祷告起来,不是忧伤的泪,我深知这一切都是上帝放在我们心中的感动。每个人生命总要留下些什么,味道,歌声,文字,或是艺术,我们来到世间绝非偶然,也非毫无意义的尘埃,“无论是死,是生,是天使,是掌权的,是有能的,是现在的事,是将来的事,是高处的,是低处的,是别的受造之物,都不能叫我们与上帝的爱隔绝;这爱是在我们的主基督耶稣里的”(罗马书8:38-39)。 

鲜 谭

April 18, 2020

说起国萍姐,咱俩还真是有点缘分。是那种老实人互不相欺之缘。所以我们每次见面总是喜欢亲热的互相拉着对方的手,不知道从什么时候开始,也不知道在什么地方开始,反正不管是在教会还是在买菜的超市,我们都喜欢互相拉着对方的手。我曾多次问自己为什么国萍姐老是那么亲热的拉着我的手,轻轻的拍着,并用爱怜的眼神看着我。

这两天才知道国萍姐是因为母亲,因为兄弟姐妹们才殷然放弃了在国内本可前程似锦的生活。是因为我们心里共同都有一个很大的母亲情结吗?我不得而知。国萍姐为了与家人团圆,在中年时从中国来到美国。在美国这个语言和生活环境完全不同于中国国内的情况下,默默地做着体力劳动。虽然她看似没有体面的工作与荣华富贵,但是她从不小气吝啬。教会每有聚会,她总是拿出绝活。让我们大家都记住了她的国萍包子,国萍大排,国萍烤麸。。。以致于行成了国萍的味道。

其实心里面很羡慕国萍姐。她有一段传为佳话的表兄妹婚姻; 在艰苦的条件下把女儿拉扯到成人成才。还帮助女儿把外孙,外孙女也拉扯大。想起这些。真的是为她感谢神。

国萍姐总是把最好的给别人。记得有一次曾经的歌星龙飘飘来DALLAS做福音音乐会。健健,KAHO 和我约好car pool 同去。走之前KAHO就告诉我国萍也要跟我们一起去,走前不要吃东西,留点肚子到国萍那里随便吃点。我老老实实留了肚子,想想到国萍姐那里吃点包子就行了。音乐会后还有吃的不是。结果到国萍家,满桌子的菜,这个大姐她大鱼大肉的招待我们。着实让我吃了一惊。。。事情虽过去了几年,但仍然厉厉在目。国萍姐就是这样,不管是在家,还是在外。她总是把最好的给别人。总是照顾着比她小的妹妹们。因为基督的缘故我们成为了姐妹。也因为基督的缘故她要关心爱抚我。也因为基督的缘故她总是拉着我的手,轻轻的拍着,似乎要诉说什么。。。

国萍姐永远地与我们在世上分开了。点点滴滴的一些片段让我永远记住了这位大姐,也以此纪念国萍姐。祝国萍姐一路走好! 咱们天家在见!

健健 Lu

April 18, 2020

怀念囯萍

我认识国萍是从她的乡音,从她腼腆的笑脸。当尝到她色香味俱全的生煎包,鲜肉月饼等等上海特色美食以后,对国萍的认识就从舌尖进到了她的品德和心灵。

国萍以她朴实和善良的眼光,默默注视着每一个弟兄姐妹们的需要。她常常把对别人的祝福和帮助,不经意的包装在自己的信任里。 当她的房子烧毁需要重建,她把工程包给了教会弟兄,当画家弟兄开办儿童绘画学习班,她把外孙们送去做第一批学生;她分担每一家的忧愁。当她知道谁生病,会带上礼物或食品前往探望慰问;她分享每一家的欢乐,谁家孩子结婚,毕业,工作,她都欢喜快乐亲自向家长祝贺。甚至学生们放假的日子都记在心里,热情地请年青人吃她的美食;教会很多孩子都穿过囯萍改过的礼服留下青春的倩影,教会的诗班穿国萍做的诗袍为主歌唱。默默无闻,笑容腼腆的国萍是孩子们心中慈详的国萍阿姨!心灵手巧,勤快能干的囯萍,是教会的姐妹心中可亲可爱的娘家人!心地善良,少言寡语的国萍,是教会的弟兄眼中温和的大姐!

国萍的厨艺是恩赐,她做的美食是传奇。 美食不仅是节日爱宴上的庆祝,也是国萍克服患难的力量。当国萍家的房子烧毁重建,暂住狭小公寓的时候,国萍依然在狭小的空间里大摆爱宴庆祝那一年的圣诞节,患难中保持喜乐,坚定信心,知足感恩。美食成为国萍与弟兄姐妹间爱的交流和彰显。当国萍生病住院,弟兄姐妹们为囯萍美食接力,让她早日康复。在囯萍抗癌的关键时刻,弟兄姐妹们也学做一道国萍的味道为她加油!这一次又一次与国萍在美食上的交流互动,把国萍的恬静, 谦和,诚恳和美善留在了我们的舌尖上和心坎里!

此刻,当我还在回味生煎包的美味,当我还在学做国萍的味道为她加油,主啊, 祢巳经接走国萍去赴天上的宴席!

亲爱的国萍,我怀念你!将来有一天,爱你的弟兄姐妹,爱你的家人和朋友都会在天国相聚。 那时,让我们和你一起享用那永不分散的宴席,让我们和你一起再尝尝主恩的滋味!

Ming Qian

April 17, 2020

2017年暑假因为工作原因曾到访国萍所住的城市,我是夜里到达的,晚上到她家后发现国萍阿姨准备了一桌子的饭菜等我到了来吃,真的很是感动。她和她的家人十分热情的招待我,让我住在她家带我参观景点,即便是刚刚得知自己疾病的诊断,却压抑自己的担忧情绪,仍然和她的家人一路陪伴专程陪我驱车到奥斯汀游玩。她爱人胜过爱己,一直都乐观的面对一切。愿在天父的怀里,国萍能永享平安!

诚意 丁

April 17, 2020

真不知如何訴說此時此刻的心境,国萍離開了,看到大家寫的文章,也將我的回憶帶回十幾年前,国萍的音容笑貌依舊停留在当時,親切,自然,和藹,堅強的姐妹,国萍更是一位心靈手巧的恩賜,許多年前,教会詩班須要詩袍,国萍二話不說的就担起來,為教會詩班做了細緻的詩袍,在国萍的生命𥚃会看到「知足及感恩」的生命,我記得在許多年前,在一個寒冷的冬天接近聖誕節前,家中意外失火,我看到她披著鄰居給她的毯子,站在対街看著被火焰吞噬的房子,她不停的說「感謝神」我不知道該如何形容她的容貌,堅強,堅定,信心,盼望所交織成的美麗,又令人心疼!我深信神必紀念国萍的信心。雖然不捨,国萍雖然離開了,但卻留下美好的回憶及見證。感謝神,誏我認識了国萍的生命也認識了她生命𥚃的耶穌!

Wei Wu

April 16, 2020

国萍姐是一个话不多的人,但是每一次的话语说出来都平和温暖,她是一个充满爱心谦和的大姐。淡淡的微笑和她的美食让我印象深刻。记得那个时候她的美食让CCC每一次活动都出彩!轮值做饭都是大家主动报名,只要看到国萍姐那一天要做服侍,内心觉得特别期待,因为当时一个人带着孩子又有工作,对国萍姐的美食情有独钟——国萍姐的包子,烤麸,点心和菜式味美量大,每次爱宴后我会去谢谢她为大家带来的“家的感觉”,她就是温和的笑一笑,很开心和满足的样子……谢谢你国萍姐,让我在CCC的家中能认识你;感觉暖心;你让我们在CCC的大家庭里有美好的主内彼此相爱的见证。一个人是否离开,不是她走的多远,而是她在我们的心中停留多久。国萍姐我们纪念你!

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