Henry Jake “Henh” Lee

Henry Jake “Henh” Lee

Birth
Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
Death 16 Apr 2007 (aged 20)
Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Burial Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 176911714 · View Source
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Henry was a victim of the Virginia Tech shootings. Lee, 20, was a freshman majoring in computer engineering. He attended William Fleming High School in Roanoke, Va. His principal, Susan Willis, said Lee came to the United States from China in elementary school and didn't speak English. He changed his name from "Henh" to "Henry" when he became a U.S. citizen last year. Lee, who was the salutatorian of his class, was reluctant to speak at his graduation in June because he was nervous about talking in front of thousands of people. But he was eventually talked into giving what Willis said was a rousing speech about the hard work it took to graduate second in his class after coming to the United States. Teachers at the school who saw Lee over Christmas break said he was smiling and upbeat about his future at Virginia Tech.

Obit Henry Jake (Henh) Lee, 20, of Roanoke, died Monday, April 16, 2007, as a victim of the Virginia Tech massacre. He was the son of Song Ly and Mui Lenh, who survive. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers and sisters, Han Ly and husband, Sam Yu Cen, Suong Ly and husband, Mu Vong, Un Ly, Nhi Lee and wife, Ha Nguyen, Joe Lee and wife, Phan, Hogan Lee, Chi Lee, Manh Lee and Long Ly; five nephews and nieces and a special family friend, Nancy Calkin.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Jake “Henh” Lee (21 Nov 1986–16 Apr 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 176911714, citing Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Barry Lavinder (contributor 48657515) .