Lulu Cheng Chi, 71, of Little Rock, passed away in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1947 in Shanghai, China to Kuang Yong and Lin Shin Cheng. Her family later moved to Taipei, Taiwan where she attended college and married her spouse, I-Kang (Bill) Chi. The couple would later move their family to the United States and find a home in Little Rock, Arkansas. Over the next 35 years, Mrs. Chi worked diligently in the Central Arkansas restaurant and hospitality industry. Over time, she established an iconic and dynastic business presence in the Central Arkansas area.
Lulu worked tirelessly to bring out the best in the people around her. She regarded her family as her lasting legacy and always dedicated her time to establishing something bigger than herself. Throughout her life and career, she gave the most she could to help others who needed her the most. Through tireless dedication, Mrs. Chi mentored many of her employees and associates. Often she was considered a maternal presence to those who she helped and guided. Spending time with her family, friends, and customers brought her the most joy in her life.
Mrs. Chi is preceded in death by her parents, Kuang Yong and Lin Shin Cheng, her brother, Hao Cheng, and her sister, San San Hsu. She is survived by her husband, I-Kang Chi; children, Jasen (Thuy) Chi and Jacob Chi; sisters, Jen Jen Liang (Jyh-Peyng) and Pei Pei Bigbee (Terry); grandchildren, Faith Chi, Abigayle Chi, Michael Chi, Lauren Chi, Nolan Chi, and Sophia Chi.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 19, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 20, at Parkway Place Baptist Church, 300 Parkway Place Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Private graveside burial limited to family members will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Alexander, Arkansas.
Charitable contributions can be made to the Lulu Chi Charitable Foundation for Cancer Research at any Iberiabank branch.