Oetaya Campos

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 31, 2012

Oetaya “YaYa” Campos passed away on May 28, 2012 surrounded by her
daughters. She was known by all as “YaYa” and for her cooking. Many knew her as number 19 from the commissary. YaYa was born in South Korea and came to the United States in 1976. She
persevered against all challenges thrown her way as a
single mother in a foreign country and limited English vocabulary. She was fiercely independent, strong willed and compassionate. She was a devoted daughter, loyal sister, dependable friend, doting grandmother and amazing mother. The love she had for
her family, friends and God could not be matched by any. She was an invaluable member of the Korean United Methodist Church and served as a deacon for the women’s ministries.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sok Bok Kim and Mung
Sun Yi. She is survived by her daughters, Clara deBerry, Kimberly Campos, Angelina Rodriguez and Josie Jones; her siblings, Aesuk Fuller, Bong Moon Kim, Jae Moon Kim and Ae Ran Kim; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
conducted at 11 a.m. on June 1 at Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on May 31, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on June 1 at the funeral home. A reception following the funeral will be held at the
Korean United Methodist Church at 151 KVVP Dr. in Leesville. In honor of YaYa’s love to feed any and all, please make donations to your local food banks in lieu of flowers.