July 31, 1962 - April 24, 2015
Services for Zhongmei Xue, age 52, of Plano, Texas will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at ARIA Memorial Chapel.
Zhongmei Xue, who also went by Mei or Ming, was born on July 31, 1962 as the eldest to three siblings and as the favorite of her grandparents. She raised two sons. Peter Tong, born in 1988, earned his B.S.E.E. degree from UT Dallas in 2010 and a J.D. from the University Of Texas School Of Law in 2014. He now works at Knobbe Martens LLP in California. William Tong, born in 2000, now attends Jasper High School.
Creative and competitive, Zhongmei frequently ranked first in her class from elementary through high school. Upon starting her teaching career at Shandong Middle School, she received a promotion to homeroom leader and became the favorite teacher of the over 400 students whom she taught from 6th through 8th grade. She transferred to Shandong Agricultural High School and taught for another 8 years until she departed for America in 1991.
Knowing little English, Zhongmei labored for whoever would hire her, at times below minimum wage. To provide a better future, she studied hard to master English, passed the TOEFL, and earned a scholarship to Texas Tech University. She realized her dream in 1998 when she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and moving Dallas to work as a computer programmer. She bought a house in Plano in 2000 to raise her children and to call home for the rest of her life.
Her hard work exhausted her. She first fell ill to cancer in 2004, but God granted her nearly 10 more years to pour her love into raising William. In late 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer again. After fighting with her best effort, God finally relieved her of all worldly pains. She died April 24, 2015 under the care of her family, her friends, her church, and her Father God Almighty.
薛中梅:曾用名薛原；昵稱小明。 生於1962年7月31日。姐弟四個，為家中大姐。自幼好強，是姥姥和姥爺的掌上明珠。1988年育長子童奇，於2010年UTD電子專業畢業，2014年UT法律學院JD畢業，現就職於Knobbe Martens LLP。2000年育次子童欣，現就讀於Jasper High School。
薛中梅自小聰慧好學，從小學到高中，考試成績幾乎次次年級第一；工作後認真努力，在山東臨清中學上班即任班主任，從初中一年級帶到初三，班中學生108人，個個和老師情深似海。後調山東農大附中，1991年赴美。赴美之初，語言不通，為生計奔波之余，一邊照顧孩子，一邊補習英語。通過托福考試不久，被Texas Tech錄取，並取得獎學金。她在1998年夢想成真，取得計算機碩士學位，並在達拉斯進行計算機程序檢測工作。2000年在Plano 購置房產作為生兒育女的永久居所。
Overflow parking is located at Lowe’s parking lot just east of Toyota’s parking lot. Toyota of Plano has a towing policy and will not allow any parking for funerals in their parking areas. Management at Lowe’s, however, offers their condolences and welcomes any overflow to their parking area.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
To express your sympathy with a flower arrangement please contact our florist.