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Memorial service for Wei to be Jan. 15

Jing Wei (right), husband Yaochun Zhang (center) and their son, Ben

Jing Wei (right), husband Yaochun Zhang (center) and their son, Ben

Jing Wei, an employee at Wake Forest, was snorkeling with her husband and several friends Dec. 23 in a lagoon in Aruba when she drowned in an accident that is still a mystery to her husband.

Wei, 48, received a master’s degree in chemical engineering at N.C. A&T. She worked as a technician at the School of Medicine before she landed a job as an instructional technology consultant on the Reynolda campus.

“We are all devastated,” said Simone Caron, the chairman of the history department. Wei maintained that department’s website. “Our department will never be the same without her.”

Read more in the Winston-Salem Journal »

A memorial service for Wei will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 15 in Brendle Recital Hall. A reception will follow in the lobby of Brendle Hall.

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