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Funeral Service

Valley Road Baptist Church
Tuesday January 12th, 2021

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Sylvia Jean Ingram

Sylvia Jean Jackson Ingram, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 9, 2021 peacefully at her home.  A native of Athens and the Tranquility Community, she was a life-long resident of McMinn County, where she enjoyed working in her flowers, loving her grandchildren, and spending as much time as possible with the family she truly loved.
She was the daughter of the late Ira "Biggen" Jackson and Margie Elkins Jackson.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Samantha Ann Ingram; another daughter, Shelia Jean Ingram Price; one brother, Glen Jackson; one sister, Sara Robinson and one sister-in-law Doris Rose Jackson.
Sylvia leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 63 years, Clyde Ingram of Athens; her daughter, Tabitha and Chris Seagle of Hickory, NC; her son, Randy and Kathy Ingram of Athens; her grandchildren who were the light of her world JR Moss of Omaha, Nebraska; Cheyenne Lail of Hickory, North Carolina; and Taylor Layman of Athens, Randal Bryan Ingram Stout and Amelia Ingram Sawyer of North Carolina; one great-granddaughter who she enjoyed facetiming, Aurelia Moss of Omaha, Nebraska; and two additional grandchildren to love Drew Layman and Megan Layman of Athens.
She was also survived by a big loving family, one brother Rev. James and Linda Jackson of Athens; one sister Ellen and Dick Collins of Kansas; a brother Charles and Sandra Jackson of Athens; a sister Faye McHone Wood of Decatur; a sister, Phyllis and Kenneth Hale of Decatur; a brother, Steve and Judy Jackson of Athens; a brother, Tony and Linda Jackson of Athens; a sister-in-law Emma Lee Derrick of Englewood; one sister-in-law Linda Jackson; and several nieces and nephews that she loved.  
Family will receive friends from 1 to 3:30 pm, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Valley Road Baptist Church, with funeral service starting at 3:30 and burial immediately following the service at Valley Road Baptist Cemetery, with the Rev. David Coffman officiating with her nephews serving as pallbearers.  
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the kind nurses and staff at Hospice of Chattanooga for the wonderful help in our biggest time of need.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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I'm sending prayers to all the family. This family means so much to me and is still apart of my life that will never go away. Sylivia was such a great woman and she always treated me well. I love her and all this family. Many friendships are still intact today that were started many years ago. To all the family I'm praying for you. Tabathia, I pray God will reach down and touch you to give you the peace and comfort that I know you desire. I pray that when you feel down and start missing Sylvia, that God will fill your mind with wonderful thoughts and memories of your mother. I pray that your daughter will also find this same comfort along with Clyde and Randy. I love you all to the depths of my soul. I'm sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral due to work. But know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts. May God comfort you all on this difficult day.

Greg Charles

Greg Charles Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Ingram

Catheryn Womac and David & Becky Leamon & Family Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Clyde and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Sylvia Jean. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Harold Buckner

Harold Buckner Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of this loss. My mom Bonnie Sue Hyde Norwood Elkins and Sylvia were best friends growing up together. I also worked with her at Shoneys back in the 80s. Sorry we can not attend the service but know all of the family are in our prayers.

Carla Norwood Burns Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for your kind words. Mom just talked about Bonnie last week. She loved her dearly.

Tabitha Ingram Lail Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

Tabitha Ingram Lail Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Ingram

Mona Gill Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Ingram

Karen Gail Adams & Reva Shultz Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

I remember my sweet aunt cooking Fried chicken and mashed potatoes with cornbread and when I told her about those good meals together she had the biggest smile on her face. She truly loved everyone so much. I can just see her now in heaven with her beautiful smile... Thank you Jesus for Sylvia Jean

Donna Engeron Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM