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1939 Huling 2023

Huling Zheng

October 25, 1939 — August 19, 2023

Susquehanna Township

Huling Zheng, of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, peacefully entered into her Heavenly Home to rest in the arms of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on August 19, 2023, at the age of 84, surrounded at home by her loving family.

Huling  had a happy childhood and was raised in a large family of Christian faith in Zhanglin, a small town in the Chaoshan region of the Guangdong Province of southern China, by her parents Mr. Bangyan Zheng and Mrs. Chanlan Chen. They were among the first Christians to receive the ministries brought to this coastal city. Her father ran a well-established photography studio. However, during Huling’s teenage years, her family’s fate changed, suffering financial hardship and religious persecution due to the political turmoil of the Communist Revolution. But they persevered and remained faithful, strengthened by God’s providence.

As an adult, Huling honored God in her service to others. She was a person of noble character: honest, humble, kind, pure-hearted, gentle, virtuous, compassionate, and always glad to help those in need. She dedicated her life to pathology lab research at the Zhongshan Eye Institute in Guangzhou, where she spent over 40 years. During this time, she trained many outstanding graduate students, published several academic papers acclaimed both at home and abroad, and received numerous accolades from her colleagues.​

Following her retirement, Huling immigrated to the United States with her husband in 2011 and dedicated her time to spiritual growth and to her family. She was an avid participant in worship and Bible study at the Chinese Alliance Church of Harrisburg, and she also attended Crosspoint United Methodist Church with her daughter’s family. Prior to the pandemic, she spent most Sundays attending services at both churches.

Huling’s love of music, singing, photography, and history was passed onto her grandchildren,who are accomplished in violin, piano, singing, and music education. But her greatest joy was to gather with family, who lovingly called her ‘Mama’, making dumplings and traditional dishes together. As her health declined, Mama continued to pray and encourage her family and friends to remain faithful. She inspired her children and grandchildren to excel in their education and careers. To this end, an ordinary little woman became an extraordinary matriarch through God’s grace.

Huling dedicated her life to God, and to her family and friends. Her family is grateful for her presence, and glad that she may rest from her earthly labor. Our greatest comfort is witnessing the fruit of God’s work that follows her. We will always remember Mama’s peaceful face, and rest assured that we shall meet again.

Huling’s memory lives on with her husband of 57 years, Kaihong Yang of Harrisburg; her daughter, Alice Xintian Hoffman of Harrisburg (as well as her son-in-law Karl, granddaughter Elma Ling, and grandson C.J.); her son, Raymond Xincong Yang of China (and daughter-in-law Choi Hui-Yan Joanna, and granddaughter Si-En Susan); her older sister, Rui-Ru Zheng of Australia, her younger brother, Rui-Men Zheng of China, and many nieces and nephews.

Huling will be laid to rest at 12:00pm on Friday, August 25, at the Garden of Rest, 4400 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA. All friends and fellows in Christ are invited to attend the graveside ceremony, and say farewell to our dear sister. The service will be officiated by Rev. John Zhao.

You are also welcome to join us via Zoom, with meeting code [831 6139 1266] and password [1234].

母亲郑湖铃姊妹,于美国东部 时间2023年8月19日在亲人陪伴下,荣归天家,安息主怀,享年84岁 。

妈妈出生于中国南部,广东潮汕的小镇樟林,一个基督教家庭。父亲郑邦彦,母亲陈婵兰 。她从小蒙神 拣选 ,在世 爱神 爱人。早年,因国内政治动乱和宗教迫害,家庭和个人遭受了很多艰难,但她仍然忠于基督, 坚定信仰,靠着神的恩典,任劳任怨,自学成才,荣神益人。妈妈在广州的中山眼科医院,从事病理研究的工作长达40多年,期间培养了众多年轻,优 秀的研究生。她 还 撰写 过许多学术论文,刊登在国内外知名医学杂志,得到了各界一致好 评。

妈妈 一生品格高尚,为人诚实、谦虚,良善、清心,温柔,有德行,有同情心,乐于周济,常常热心帮助有需要的人士。她退休后,更加专注于读经灵修,与神亲近。尤其于2011年移民来到美国后,每周热心参加 Chinese Alliance Church Of Harrisburg 的查经 班和敬 拜。也常常与家人出席 Crosspoint  United  Methodist  Church 的礼拜。在患病期 间,她仍恆切祷告,勉励家人,持守信仰,用美好的品德影响着后代,以至于儿女子孙都在各自的领域有着突出的成就。 这 位平凡的女士因神的大能和恩典,变得不平凡。

妈妈平生爱好音乐,喜欢唱歌,摄 影和历史。与家人同聚一堂,共享她亲自料理的传统 美食,是她最喜悦的事情。她把自己的一生奉献给了这个家 ,  她虽然安然离去,却活出了一个有价值 的人生。感谢神,如今,主耶稣已息了她在世的劳 苦,作工的果效也随着她,这 是我们最大的安慰。我们望着妈妈安静的面容,仿佛她不曾离去。我们知道她此刻已与主耶稣同在。当我们再见 面的时候,那是在天堂 -- 我们美好的家乡 !

遗属包括结婚57年的丈夫杨凯鸿,  女儿杨心恬 Xintian Hoffman (女婿 Karl,  孙女 Elma,  孙儿 CJ),  儿子杨心聪 Raymond Yang ( 儿媳蔡惠燕 Joanna,  孙女思恩 Susan),  二姐郑 瑞如 ,  小弟郑瑞门和众多侄子侄女。

湖铃的墓前告别仪式将于美东时间2023年8月25日中午12 点(北京时间 凌晨12点),于 Garden of Rest, 4400 Locust Ln, Harrisburg, PA 举行。特邀各位弟兄姐妹及亲友,届时出席墓边的送 别仪式,与我们的亲爱的姊妹告别。 仪式由赵四海牧师主持。

与此同时,我们特为远在欧洲,澳洲以及中国内地及在美其他州份,未能前来现场观礼的亲友开通 线上的视频 直播。 ZOOM会议号:831 6139 1266  密码:1234

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