Qilu Li, 44, of Short Hills, New Jersey passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at her home.
Qilu was born on May 29, 1974 in Shiyan, China. She was the daughter of Runyan Li and Xiumin Duan.
Qilu was a graduate of Wuhan University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her greatest joy was raising her son.
She is survived by her loving husband, Yan Meng and her son, Nicholas Meng, whom she loved and adored with all her heart.
Words of Remembrance will be held 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. Interment will be private. In Qilu’s memory donations can be made in her name to Colorectal Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005.
We were lucky enough to play cards together. I remembered that I even taught her how to play. Of course we had beautiful music playing in the dorm. All of them were young, smart and gorgeous.
After we graduated, I met her once in Beijing when she was teaching German in a college. She's a nice, pure girl, very down to earth, not a typical girl found in the college of foreign languages. But she did have big dreams.
Life is never fair, sometime it is even cruel. It took away the most beautiful things to leave us a lasting memory. Some people live their lives like a candle in the wind. Qilu lives her life like a cherry blossom. It does not last long, but it is one of beautiful things we will never forget. Her son should be very proud to have such as a caring mom.