Monday, January 8, 2018

R.I.P., V.I.P.

Posted below is the obituary for John Ingram. He was a popular manager at Parlor Market and later Hal and Mal's. He meant quite a bit to quite a few people and deserved to be remembered.  

Source: Facebook
John was born to Fred and Maridel Ingram in Jackson, MS on November 23, 1979, and chose to go home on January 5, 2017. John grew up in Jackson having attended Murrah and graduated from Jackson Prep ('98 ). He played soccer for both schools and was selected a class favorite his senior year at Prep. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and was a devoted member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Upon graduation he worked in patient care at the Mississippi State Hospital for six years. He left the hospital and was a part of the original Parlor Market restaurant group where he served as the house manager. After six years he moved to Hal and Mal's and worked there for almost two years. John was an avid MSU fan and loved sports in general, and was passionate about Arsenal soccer.

John grew up in First Baptist Church, Jackson where he became a Christian. For the last several years Grace City Church has been a special and meaningful church family for him. In 2009 he became interested in short term mission work and went to Guinea where he had a very rewarding experience not only with the local people but also with the missionary family. He subsequently made two trips to Cambodia working with teens. John was a very caring and loving person who was loved by all those who knew him. Some comments made by friends: he was a shining light in Jackson; he always had a hug and a smile for you; he was the best friend you could ever ask for. John is survived by his parents and sisters, Julie Moody (Stewart) of Statesboro, GA, and Jodie Allen of Brandon, MS (Jeremy). He will be missed by his aunts and uncles, Doug Thornton, Mitch Clemmer (Sherri), David Clemmer (Liz), and Steven Clemmer. He loved his cousins, Kyle, Kelly, Chelcie, Seth, Sully, Kristin, Taylor, John, and Shelby. He also adored his nephews and nieces, Tyler, Rosemary, Trace and Ellie.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 and at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Jackson Sanctuary. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. A private burial service will be held at Lakewood Memorial on Wednesday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace City Church, 4785 I-55 North, Suite 109, Jackson, MS 39206.

Published in Clarion Ledger on Jan. 8, 2018


Anonymous said...

I sure will miss John... I enjoyed knowing him for the past 25 plus years.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him, but several people I know were close to him. Very sad. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

He was always so giving.

Do not understand it....hate it he’s gone.

Anonymous said...

Great guy. He's definitely missed.

Anonymous said...

He was a light,its hard to hear he had so much darkness. Thanks for the acknowledgment.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. A loss for the Jackson community.

Anonymous said...

His family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they are comforted by the knowledge that he was a good man with many friends who loved him, too. God rest his soul....

R I P said...

I never met John but after reading the hundreds of kind postings on Facebook, I feel like I missed out on knowing a really great guy. Wow he sure had a lot of friends and was so well liked. I hope he realized it.

Anonymous said...

John was such a friendly guy. I’m sorry he was apparently hurting so badly. Never stopped him from extending himself to others, though I’m sad for his family and will miss him.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he work at Julep a long time ago? I remember him from karaoke night (Mondays), at Fenian's. My wife & I are deeply saddened to hear this. John was one of the nicest people we've ever met. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Anonymous said...

God rest his soul. May his life and good acts be an inspiration to others.

Kingfish said...

I'm not going to get into how he died. When I don't post a reason, well, you can read into the omission. Let's just say he had his demons and leave it at that. Hopefully he found peace on the other side.

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