February 8, 1954 - January 11, 2022
We sadly announce the passing of our wife, mother, and grandmother, whom we loved so much, admired, and miss dearly, Nai Krim Touprong. She was born on February 8th, 1954, in K’Plung, Dran, Haut-Donnai, South Vietnam and went home with the lord on Tuesday January 11th, 2022, at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, USA. She survived by her husband Ha Krong aka Sal Hot Lieng, her children Jonah aka Mir Mha Touprong Chrole, Daniel Touprong Hole, Dam Jack Touprong, and Nai Tina Touprong Hole. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Rankin Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. Interment will follow at Westminster Gardens Cemetery in Greensboro. The Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 28, 2022 in the Chapel of Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, 1118 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. Nai Krim Touprong was born into a noble family and was the eldest daughter of Mr. Hiou Touprong and Mrs. Vien Hole. When she was born the current emperor, his majesty Bao Dai who was an acquaintance of her father and uncle had heard of her birth while on a hunting trip. He stopped by and gave her parents his first killed two deer and 999 Indochine dong, the number nine is believed to be a grand and majestic number. He gave them these things for well wishes on their first daughter Nai Krim Touprong. Nai Krim Touprong herself is noble, kind, and courageous—a person with strong moral values and principles—yet compassionate and thoughtful. She was born in K’Plung, at her father’s plantation and spent the first few years of her life in K’Plung with her parents and siblings. Then, she started school in M’lon, Dran with her sisters, where they were taught by American missionaries (Me Lo, Ms. Helen Evans), and as well as where she accepted Christ. Even though she had only spent a few years in K’plung with her parents, and then gone off to boarding school because there was no school in the villages. But she was very close to her parents, and they had taught her very carefully of moral principles, code of conduct, and life principles. Those things that she was taught had stayed with her all her life. She later went to primary school and high school (Truong Van Hoc) in Da Lat city, French’s Indochine. In these high school years, she met Mr. Ha Krong whom her father had introduced and chosen for her to marry. She wedded Mr. Ha Krong sometime in July 1970 at her father’s house, at a Christian church, in Dran, Don Duong, Haut-Donnai. They moved to Da Lat to build their own family. Sometime in 1971 after their first son was born, Mr. Ha Krong became a judge/ provincial judge and concentrated in Minorities Affairs. She transformed into a wife, of a government official--and became a loving and caring wife and mother-graciously and proudly. During this short period of time Mrs. Nai Krim, me Jonah had well lived the role of a daughter, a wife and mother, as well as a sister. Those were a few short years but the happiest time of their lives. Shortly after the fallen of southern republic of Vietnam on April 30, 1975. Me Jonah at the time was pregnant with her third son and was caring for her other two toddler sons. She moved back to her father house in Dran when her husband and all the men in her family imprisoned/ in reeducation camp were. Those days in the following year were the most difficult time in her life and our life. She alone was caring for her newborn son and two toddler sons while her husband was imprisoned in a nearby reeducation camp. By the grace of God, even though her husband was imprisoned, he was able to help her in some ways he could, and went and stayed home occasionally, because he was imprisoned as a former government official but not a criminal. In 1977, she again gave birth to her daughter Nai Tina at a local hospital. Her loving siblings and beloved mother cared for her while her husband was in prison. A couple of years later when her husband was able to get away from the prison and came to America, Me Jonah became a young woman who was a single mother to four young children. She and her children were happy for their father, Bap Jonah, to be safe in America. But sadly, as Bap Jonah was gradually building himself a new life in America, Me Jonah now was alone and was stripped of all emotional, mental, physical, financial support, etc. She was in unmeasurable pain and broken, but she swallowed it and shouldered it on her with her head held high. Indeed, she was broken with an unmeasurable pain in the core of her, and yet— she did not lose her dignity. She would do anything to support herself and her four young children by even being a street vender through her cooking skills and a shop owner. Mrs. Touprong had done so with self¬respect and pride. By the grace of God, Me Jonah and her children were able to get by and survived for those couple of years. Fortunately, by God’s mercy, in the following years, her father was released from prison/re-education camp and returned to his house in Dran, where Me Jonah with her children, siblings and their family had been living. She now had her father and mother as a shoulder to cry on—and a solid rock for her to lean on. As time went by, a couple of years later, with the little money she had plus the money Bap Jonah now sent, she was able to open a little fabric and clothing shop in the market. As a fabric seller—she was learning as she was selling them. By the grace of God, she was able to make enough profit to support her own little family. Despite the hard work and hustle of being a merchant/vendor in an open market of a 3 rd World Country, she would always stick to her moral values and Christian principles—in operating her daily business of fabric seller at her little kiosk. Additionally, with compassion and courage she always willingly stood up for the voiceless, the weaker vendors, and the Indigenous peasants who occasionally went to the market to sell their home-grown products. Even though she was selling fabric in the market and sitting in her little kiosk from dusk till dawn, she never complained. Furthermore, with the little income that she had earned and some money that her husband sent her occasionally she always managed to give her children the best of things and available opportunities that she had found. It was complimented with her love and care that a child cannot possibly ask for more from a mother. Life goes on as time passes by. Thanks to God, in September 1992 Me Jonah and her four children were allowed to come to America by bap Jonah’s sponsor papers. They settled down in Greensboro, North Carolina. This was a new chapter of their life. The process of resettling down in USA was not a smooth transition—and as well, the reunion of her family—was not as that of Hollywood’s fairy tales. She again had graciously swallowed down her pains and frustrations and went to work as the sole bread winner for her children. She worked in a manufacturing job while her four children were in high school. During this time, her heart problem had started to show more symptoms; nevertheless, she again shoulders it on her to give her children the opportunity to learn and to have an education. Bap Jonah aka Sal Hot Lieng later had taken a job at a construction company to help her to support the family. In 1998 Me Bap Jonah opened a grocery store. Unfortunately, as her heart condition had kept on deteriorating, she had to have heart surgery in 2002 and thank goodness she survived. As her heart symptoms were slowly getting better, she returned to work in her grocery store. In 2007, Me Bap Jonah finally retired and enjoyed the fruit of their labors through their children and grandchildren. She went home to be with the Lord on January 11th, 2022, surrounded by her spouse, children, grandchildren, all loving siblings, and all loving nieces and nephews.
We sadly announce the passing of our wife, mother, and grandmother, whom we loved so much, admired, and miss dearly, Nai Krim Touprong. She was born on February 8th, 1954, in K’Plung, Dran, Haut-Donnai, South Vietnam and went home with... View Obituary & Service Information
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