Marie Paul Antoinette Phan Quỳnh Hoa, daughter of the late Phan Văn Thiết and Trần thị Ý was born August 20, 1934, in Saigon, Vietnam, and passed away December 6, 2018. She attended school at Couvent Des Oiseaux – Regina Mundi in Da Lat, Vietnam. She later received her Associate Degree in Science at Lansing Community College.
She was united in holy matrimony to Colonel Lý Bá Phẩm on June 06, 1953. This union was blessed with seven children. Her husband preceded her in death on July 30, 2008.
Antoinette and Colonel Lý Bá Phẩm immigrated to the United States in 1992. Antoinette was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and puzzles.
She was trilingual. She spoke fluent French, Vietnamese and English. She spoke fondly of her childhood in Vietnam, but fought every day to make a better life in America. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yolande Lý Thanh Vân.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Anne (Henry) Gracia of Brisbane, Australia, Linh Ly (Phuong Nguyen) and Dien Ly (Cau Le), both of Holt, MI, Antoinette Trần of Paris, France, Maurice (Judith) Ly of Lansing, MI, and a host of devoted grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be a public visitation held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018, with a service and time of sharing at 4:00 p.m. officiated by Major Jim Irvine and Major Pat Irvine, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933. On Monday at 9:00 a.m., December 10, 2018, there will be Catholic services officiated by Fr. Joseph Kim, held also at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. To view the full obituary and leave online condolences, please visit www.EstesLeadley.com