Who was Hyun Jung Grant?
Hyun Jung Grant was a Korean-American woman at Young’s Asian Spa who was reportedly one of the eight killed in the spa shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday at the hands of the suspect Robert Aaron Long. Her son Randy Park is waiting to receive his mother’s body. Then he will plan her funeral and bury her.
Since her death, Park has become the head of his family’s household. He has to make sure he and his younger brother are taken care of.
How old was Hyun Jung Grant?
Hyun Jung Grant was 51 years old at the time of death.
Hyun Jung Grant Family
Ms. Jung Grant was killed Tuesday when a gunman attacked three Asian spas in the Atlanta area, killing eight and wounding one. Grant was a single mom to Park and his 21-year-old brother, Eric Park, working long hours at Gold Spa, a job that required her to be away from home for days.
When she was with her sons, she always made time for meals, for music, for dancing.
They live in Duluth, a city known as Koreatown in Georgia with its plethora of Korean-owned businesses and restaurants. To Park, none of the restaurants stood close to his mom’s home-cooked meals. His favorite dish was a Korean stew known as 김치찌개 or kimchi jjigae.
“I would eat like three bowls of it every day. Apparently, it’s an unhealthy amount,” said Park.
Hyun Jung Grant Atlanta
Park said his mom was a teenager at heart. She loved to hang out with friends, go dancing, listen to Dutch DJ Tiësto and sing karaoke. She was a great singer, he said. “She dedicated her whole life to raising us and even then she found time to enjoy herself with her friends,” he said.
“I could say whatever word comes to my head for her, but it doesn’t encompass a fraction of what she meant to us,” he said.
Hyun Jung Grant Obituary
Park learned of his mother’s death Tuesday shortly after the shooting. He grabbed his brother and drove the 30 minutes to Gold Spa. He’d never seen where she worked. “I just wanted to go there firsthand, see and hear everything regarding what happened,” he said.
Park said his mom shielded her sons for most of their lives from where she worked. Grant initially told them she worked at a makeup parlor with friends before Park found out and confronted her. He said he didn’t ask for details because he saw it as an invasion of privacy.
Park said he told her, “I don’t have any problem with what you’re doing or what you would do for us as long as surely it’s with good intentions.”
Hyun Jung Grant GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been set up by his son Randy Park for her funeral, which has raised $2,167,600 raised out of the $20,000 goal.
“She was one of my best friends and the strongest influence on who we are today. Losing her has put a new lens on my eyes on the amount of hate that exists in our world. As much as I want to grieve and process the reality that she is gone, I have a younger brother to take care of…”
Atlanta Shooting Victims
THESE ARE THEIR NAMES
TO THE MEDIA: FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAY THEIR NAMES. THANKS.
Delaina Ashley Yaun
Paul Andre Michels
Hyeon Jeong Park
(two more not yet released)
— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) March 18, 2021