Hum Mean

hum mean

September 2, 1924 ~ August 14, 2020

Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Hum Mean passed away at the age of 95 in the home of his daughter, Thavy, at 11:20 AM on Friday, August 14th 2020 surrounded by members of his family. The local monks were also present to chant and bless him as he departed this life.

He is survived by his daughter Houn of Stockton, CA; son Hein of Fresno, CA; son Sinath of Denver, CO; daughter Leap of Denver, CO; daughter Thavy of Lawrenceville, GA; son Vannak of Cincinnati, OH; son Channavith of Denver, CO; and also granddaughters who once resided with him Meisha of San Francisco, CA and Shyloh of Lawrenceville, GA. He is also survived by his 30 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

One of nine children, Hum Mean was born in Battambang, Cambodia on September 2nd 1924 to his parents Mean Kui and Koun Eam. In his early 20s, he married Nap Ku. During his lifetime, Hum Mean saw the end of French Colonialism in Southeast Asia, the Great Depression, Japanese occupation, the Vietnam War, and survived the brutality of the Khmer Rouge Regime. He and his family fled Cambodia in 1979 and arrived to the United States on May 18th 1981.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 21st 2020. The morning service will be at Sovannkiri Temple at 2864 Centerville Highway, Snellville, GA 30078. The family invites you to this event for a Buddhist farewell chant and lunch starting at 9:30 AM.

At 2:30 PM on the same day, there will be a viewing, service, and procession ending in the cremation of his remains held at Wages & Sons at 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

The morning Buddhist service and afternoon procession will be streamed via Zoom by family at:

The service at Wages & Sons will be streamed here via their website’s streaming service.


Visitation: August 21, 2020 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


Funeral Service: August 21, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


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  1. CandleImageWe love you, we miss you, and we’re sad but at least we know you’re not in pain anymore and are happy with your love in a better place. -Kayleee Mean & Dieanna

  2. My condolences to the Hum Mean family.

    What a legacy he has provided to his family!

    Hum Mean was an exceptionally honest man who took his role as protector of his family very serious. His wife, Nap Ku, loved to tease him and bring laughter to him and all around. He placed her on a pedestal and loved her dearly.

    He was always so kind to me. I loved taking trips with him when the children were young.

    My fond memories will remain strong until I see him again when I depart this life also.

  3. My condolence to all the mean family members. Although I am unable to be there for you physically. I am there for you in spirit. I know Lork Om was a fine man because he raised awesome children like you.

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