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Guiliang Feng

Lafayette, Louisiana

June 30, 1946 - May 7, 2024

Guiliang Feng Obituary

On May 7, 2024, Dr. Guiliang Feng, 77, passed away peacefully in his residence. The memorial service will be held at 3:00PM on Friday, June 14, 2024 in the Assembly Room (second floor) of First Baptist Church of Lafayette (1100 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70501). Queenie Lau, Minister to Chinese at First Baptist Church of Lafayette, will conduct the service.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Chinese Ministry of First Baptist Church of Lafayette, LA.


Guiliang Feng was born in Shanghai, China on June 30, 1946. He attended primary, secondary, and high school in Shanghai as well. In 1968, Guiliang received his Baccalaureate degree in Applied Mathematics from Fudan University, a top school in Shanghai. After his graduation, Guiliang worked in Hudong Yardship as an electrical engineer. While at Hudong Yardship, Guiliang married Wenyun Chen. In 1973, they had their only son, Zhan Feng.


Guiliang returned to the classroom to earn his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics in 1982 from Jiaotong University. His work as an assistant researcher developing advanced computer programs encouraged him to cross the Pacific to earn a PhD in Computer Science at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


When Guiliang earned the position of Assistant Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies in the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he and his family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana. At this time, they began attending the Chinese Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Lafayette.


While at USL, Guiliang’s stellar work in digital signal processing and coding theory earned him numerous international awards and positions, including but not limited to the 1994 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Information Theory Society Paper Award and the 2003 Distinguished Professor Award at USL.


Guiliang was not only a remarkable researcher, but also a compassionate mentor and teacher. His PhD students have gone on to have successful engineering careers, and he hosted meals for Chinese USL students at his home, including many that he encountered through the Chinese Ministry.


Before he developed Alzheimer’s, Guiliang had studied the Bible in and out of Sunday School. However, he never made a public profession of faith. It is only through God’s graciousness that a notebook in which he had written about his acceptance of Christ and desire to be baptized was discovered.


Through the progression of Guiliang’s illness in the past decade, he and Wenyun have received much care and support from Minister Queenie Lau. Last year, Guiliang’s notebook-documented desire was finally realized. He was baptized on October 29, 2023 at First Baptist by Brother Jerry Medlin, surrounded by his spiritual family from the Chinese Ministry. Although Alzheimer’s took away much of the memory that had once performed internationally-recognized research, Guiliang was aware as he experienced the real meaning of baptism with a smile on his face.


Throughout his life, Guiliang was an avid photographer, capturing snapshots of the beautiful vistas that he had seen during research conferences, church trips, and vacations. He also loved listening to music, exercising, and playing ping-pong.


Guiliang is survived by his wife Wenyun Feng, son Zhan Feng, daughter-in-law Xiaoqi Jiang, and grandsons Eric and Lucas Feng.


View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com


Martin & Castille Funeral Home - DOWNTOWN, 330 St. Landry Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506, 337-234-2311









To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Guiliang Feng hosted by Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

On May 7, 2024, Dr. Guiliang Feng, 77, passed away peacefully in his residence. The memorial service will be held at 3:00PM on Friday, June 14, 2024 in the Assembly Room (second floor) of First Baptist Church of Lafayette (1100 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70501). Queenie Lau, Minister to Chinese at First Baptist Church of Lafayette, will conduct the service.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Chinese Ministry of First Baptist Church of Lafayette, LA.


Guiliang Feng was born in Shanghai, China on June 30, 1946. He attended primary, secondary, and high school in Shanghai as well. In 1968, Guiliang received his Baccalaureate degree in Applied Mathematics from Fudan University, a top school in Shanghai. After his graduation, Guiliang worked in Hudong Yardship as an electrical engineer. While at Hudong Yardship, Guiliang married Wenyun Chen. In 1973, they had their only son, Zhan Feng.


Guiliang returned to the classroom to earn his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics in 1982 from Jiaotong University. His work as an assistant researcher developing advanced computer programs encouraged him to cross the Pacific to earn a PhD in Computer Science at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


When Guiliang earned the position of Assistant Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies in the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he and his family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana. At this time, they began attending the Chinese Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Lafayette.


While at USL, Guiliang’s stellar work in digital signal processing and coding theory earned him numerous international awards and positions, including but not limited to the 1994 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Information Theory Society Paper Award and the 2003 Distinguished Professor Award at USL.


Guiliang was not only a remarkable researcher, but also a compassionate mentor and teacher. His PhD students have gone on to have successful engineering careers, and he hosted meals for Chinese USL students at his home, including many that he encountered through the Chinese Ministry.


Before he developed Alzheimer’s, Guiliang had studied the Bible in and out of Sunday School. However, he never made a public profession of faith. It is only through God’s graciousness that a notebook in which he had written about his acceptance of Christ and desire to be baptized was discovered.


Through the progression of Guiliang’s illness in the past decade, he and Wenyun have received much care and support from Minister Queenie Lau. Last year, Guiliang’s notebook-documented desire was finally realized. He was baptized on October 29, 2023 at First Baptist by Brother Jerry Medlin, surrounded by his spiritual family from the Chinese Ministry. Although Alzheimer’s took away much of the memory that had once performed internationally-recognized research, Guiliang was aware as he experienced the real meaning of baptism with a smile on his face.


Throughout his life, Guiliang was an avid photographer, capturing snapshots of the beautiful vistas that he had seen during research conferences, church trips, and vacations. He also loved listening to music, exercising, and playing ping-pong.


Guiliang is survived by his wife Wenyun Feng, son Zhan Feng, daughter-in-law Xiaoqi Jiang, and grandsons Eric and Lucas Feng.


View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com


Martin & Castille Funeral Home - DOWNTOWN, 330 St. Landry Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506, 337-234-2311









To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Guiliang Feng hosted by Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

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