Who was Xiaojie Tan?
Xiaojie Tan was a Chinese-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. She was born and raised in Nanning, China before moving to the US in 2006.
“She was very invested in becoming an American,” Teal Clark, a longtime friend of her husband Michael Webb’s told USA Today. Tan’s drive and dedication allowed her to quickly adapt to America, and within 15 years own a business. She was also a licensed massage therapist.
How old was Xiaojie Tan?
Xiaojie Tan was 50 years old at the time of death.
Xiaojie Tan Husband
She met Michael Webb in the early 2000s near Vietnam. The couple soon fell in love and were married in a lavish ceremony in 2004. Webb then brought Tan and Jami to Florida, where Jami was legally adopted. In 2012, Tan was naturalized and voted for the first time.
The family moved to Georgia in 2010, where Tan was able to open a nail salon in downtown Marietta square outside of Atlanta.
Xiaojie Tan Family
As the business grew, she was able to buy two single-family homes and commercial property. Unfortunately, Tan and Webb split up in 2012 but remained close as they raised Jami, who graduated in 2019 from the University of Georgia. “
Even when we got divorced, she’d say that: ‘We family’. Because that’s how she was,” Michael said.
Xiaojie Tan Atlanta
Xiaojie Tan aka Emily, as she was known to most, was supposed to celebrate her 50th birthday on Tuesday, March 16. Her daughter Jami Webb had planned to celebrate with a fresh strawberry cream cake. Instead, Webb was forced to spend the day planning Tan’s funeral.
Tan was one of the four victims of the shooting rampage by Robert Aaron Long at Young’s Asian Massage parlor, which Tan owned.
Tan is survived by her 29-year-old daughter and her ex-husband Michael.
Xiaojie Tan Obituary
The shocking death of Tan has caused outrage in the community. “She was the sweetest person you’d ever meet,” Greg Hynson, a longtime friend and customer said. “My heart was in my throat the second I heard of it. It still doesn’t seem real.” Tan’s family is still struggling to come to terms with her death.”
Jami said Tan’s sister, Tan Mei, had heart problems and needed to be put on oxygen when she found out about the killings. Tan’s mother isn’t aware of her daughter’s fate, according to Jami. “She kept asking to talk to my mom. We told my grandma that my mom lost her phone and couldn’t answer”.
Xiaojie Tan GoFundMe
Tan was the registered owner of Youngs Asian Massage, according to public records.
She is also listed as the owner of Wang’s Feet & Body Massage, about seven miles away in Kennesaw, which she promoted in posts on her personal Facebook page. Tan has held cosmetology licenses in Florida and Georgia since 2008.
She was board certified as a massage therapist in Georgia in 2016.
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