Rites held for Eugene Ingram

Published 4:10 pm Thursday, January 21, 2016

Eugene Ingram, the son of Henry and Ovelia Ingram of Lunenburg County, Virginia was born on June 2, 1936. After a lengthy illness Eugene went to be with his heavenly Father on December 8, 2015.

On August 21, 1949, Eugene was baptized and joined New Galilee Baptist Church by the late Reverend S. T. Ross in which he remained a member.  He received his education in the Luneburg County School System.

On June 29, 1957, he was married to Inez Hardy.  Three children were born to this union: Joann, Jacqueline, and Steven.  Early in their marriage, Eugene and Inez relocated to New York he joined Unity Baptist Tabernacle Church where he was a faithful member and worker until his Health he volunteered at the medical center, the church and various community organizations.

One of his favorite things was hosting cookouts in the backyard and he also enjoyed taking meticulous care of the yard and washing and waxing his cars. Eugene also enjoyed putting together beautiful plastic model cars. One of the highlights of his life was when he met Yolanda Vega, a local T.V. personality that he loved.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather during his life time.  Eugene was all about family and he was passionate about family being united and his doors were always open to us all.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Ovelia Ingram; four brothers: Verso, Levi, Lewis, and William; his in-laws Pearl and Walter Montgomery; four sister-in-laws, and ten brother-in-laws.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife: Inez Ingram; two daughters: Joann Ingram, Jacqueline (Chris) Ingram-Myers; one son: Steven (Margo) Ingram; three sisters:  Isabelle (Harles) Davis of New York City; Estelle Harris of New York City; and Albert Dove of Kingston, North Carolina; eight grandchildren: Michael, Jonita (Rahameek); Brandy (Var); Kimberly, Corey, Jessica, D’Jaree; and seven great-grandchildren: K’Na, Ammar, Parris, Little Corey, Maxine, Levi, and Eli; seven sister-in-laws; two brother-in-laws, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends to mourn.