Mr. Marcus L. Ingram was born April 14, 1924 in Blue Mt. Mississippi to the late Mr. Herman Leroy Ingram and Mrs. Fannie O. Gray Ingram. His parents raised him along with his siblings in Parrish, AL. He later moved to Birmingham, AL.
Professing his faith and accepting Christ at an early age, he joined the church and became a devoted and faithful servant of God. After relocating to Birmingham, AL, he joined Wilson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a member of the choir.
Marcus united in marriage to Estella J. Ingram in 1947 and the Lord blessed them with eight children in that union, four sons and four daughters. He was a man who cherished his family and always provided for them. Being a very industrious person, he worked as a coal miner in Walker County, AL. He retired from U. S. Pipe and Foundry, a place where he exhibited hard work dedication resulting in instilling “good work ethics” in his children.
In 1997, he married his present wife, and friend, Berneice and served her as a devoted spouse until he departed life. They shared many wonderful traditions and built family memories together as a blended family.
Marcus was a fun-loving man who served as husband to his wife, father, granddaddy, great-granddaddy, and great-great granddaddy, and uncle to his generations of children. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his family, being outdoors, fishing, baseball, golf, football, cheering for ‘Alabama’ of course….”Roll Tide”, and watching those old TV westerns; Matt Dillion, The Rifleman, and Bonanza!
Lovingly referred to by many as ‘Mr. Ingram’, he had many supportive friends along the way, and he considered his friendships, ‘Great Friends until the End.” In his younger years, baseball was his choice sport and many considered him a passionate baseball player. On Father’s Day, about five years ago, he received a memorable recognition at Regions Field for his baseball skills and previous historical baseball affiliated associates. God blessed him with an endearing life filled with love, family, adventures, and friends. We all loved him and we will miss him dearly.
On December 29, 2021, Mr. Marcus Ingram departed his earthly life and entered into eternal peace. His parents and many family members preceded him in death, including his son, Jackie R. Ingram, and daughter, Agnes J. Carr.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Berneice B. Ingram; six children- Linda (Earnest) Roland of Sumter, SC; Margaret (Ray) Stewart of Birmingham, AL; Hodges (Cora) Ingram of Madison, AL; Gerald (Annette) Ingram of Huntsville, AL; Nancy (Roosevelt) Smith of Birmingham, AL; and Marcus Travis Ingram of Nashville, TN. 27grandchildren- Reginald, Rodrick, and Adrienne Carr; Ebony, Nitasya, and Erica Roland; Brian and Lea Ingram; Richard Rembert, Erron Ingram; Angelica West, (Memorial -Jackie “JJ” Ingram (deceased), Jamal and Whitney Ingram; Stan McCrary, Demetrics Hughes, Alexis Ingram, and Jamia Lewis; Mynina Lewis; Tiffany Plummer, (Memorial – Darryontae Plummer (deceased), Derek, Ephraim, and Darryl Hill, Kyler and Kyrin Ingram, Brayden Brooks, several great-and great-great grandchildren; His only surviving sister, Dorothy Sargent of Dayton, Ohio. Special recognition to nephews and nieces- Dwight, John, and Felix Ingram of Walker County, AL, Darryl Ward, Hazetta Brooks, Vanessa Andebrhan, and Carmen (Sargent) Jones of Dayton OH, Laquita and Jermaine Featherstone of Detroit MI; UAB Highland Nurses, and Eastview Rehab Healthcare Center; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
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