Lora Emily Lee Wong passed away at the age of 89 following a brief illness on April 29, 2021. She was under the care of Affinis Hospice in Vidalia, Georgia. A native of Portland, Oregon, she moved to Miami, Florida as a young adult where she met the love of her life, Tommy Wong, of Savannah, Georgia. In a marriage spanning over fifty years, they built a family and a life in Savannah. Lora is best described as having been a woman of a playful demeanor, high intelligence, wide artistic talent, and quiet elegance. In addition to her work as a homemaker, Lora was employed in a wide range of careers, including as a substation manager for the U.S. Post Office, an archive researcher for the Savannah Morning News, a paraprofessional teaching computer skills to schoolchildren, a gourmet caterer (she was the best cook that any of her family have ever encountered!), and as a dental assistant. She also did a stint in retail, but, judging by her love of fashion, she likely lost money working for Talbots! Her passions, however, were in the arts, and she cultivated adept skills in painting, calligraphy, and sewing. In more recent years she became an avid and exquisite ballroom dancer, appearing in her own showcase in 2013 where she most elegantly performed a foxtrot to Chinese music--at the age of 81! A voracious reader of fiction, she leaves behind a large collection of hardbound mystery novels.
Lora was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Wong, by her parents, Benjamin and Lena Lee, and by her brother, Richard Lee (Mabel).
She is survived by her two daughters, Dana McLaughlin (Dave) of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Stacie Wong (Robert Johnson) of Vidalia, Georgia, and by her two grandchildren, Alexander Thomas Johnson and Emily Rose Johnson. We will all miss her dearly.
According to her wishes, her remains will be cremated and interred at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah, with those of her husband.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff members of
Meadows Regional Medical Center, Oxley Park Health & Rehabilitation and Affinis
Hospice for their loving care of Lora in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Affinis Hospice. Donations can be made to: Community Health Foundation, Attn: Affinis Hospice Vidalia, 1005 Boulder Drive, Gray, GA 30132.
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Roberts - Stewart Funeral Home, Vidalia Chapel, is serving the Wong family.
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