Robert Odell Ingram

Born: Fri., Jan. 10, 1947
Died: Sat., Jun. 9, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 15, 2018
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 16, 2018
Location: Abundant Life Church

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 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which god hath prepared for them that love him.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9


Robert Odell Ingram was born January 10, 1947 in Glencoe, Etowah County, Alabama to the union of the late Mr. Amos Odell and Mrs. Dorothy Williams Ingram.

Robert accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Glencoe, Alabama and later filled with the Holy Ghost under Pastor Elizabeth English at the Holy Ghost Revival Center. In his late twenties, he became an ordained minister under David Terrell Ministries. He continued to spread the gospel throughout his life and for the past fifteen years or more of his life, he faithfully attended Fellowship Baptist Church where he played guitar in the gospel band until his health began to decline.

Robert was educated in the Etowah County and Gadsden City School Systems, graduating from Carver High School Class of 1965. After high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Army and served his tour of duty in Vietnam. Because of his brave and heroic acts, Robert received a National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and Marksman (Rifle). 

After being honorably discharge from the army, Robert returned home to Gadsden to gain employment with Gulf State Steel. He worked here for thirty-one years until he retired after all his dedicated service. He then went on to become a tax preparer in 1992. He enthusiastically did taxes all the way up until this past tax season. Robert was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10408 Glencoe, AL.

When he wasn’t reading his Bible, meditating or in prayer, Robert would spend time playing his guitar. Robert’s favorite pastimes included: drawing, fishing, gardening, watching sports on TV and he was an avid Alabama football fan.

 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” ~ II Timothy 4:6-8

Robert departed this earthly life for eternal life on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the presence of family and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Vanesa Ingram and grandson, Master Brandon Jackson.

Robert  leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife, Janice Harris Ingram; combined children: daughters, Teresa (George) Jackson, Ellenwood, GA, Katrina (Dexter) Harrell, Gadsden, AL, Kerri (Joseph Johnson) Harris, Homewood, AL; son, Rodney (Lozanya) Mitchell, Gadsden, AL; foster daughter, Jewel (Jamarlerde Eddins) Carter, Gadsden, AL; grandchildren, Emmanuel Jackson, Kenan Jackson, Ellenwood, GA, Jalen Mitchell, Kera Dudley, Chasity Harrell, all of Gadsden, AL, Geneatria Johnson, Birmingham; foster grandchildren; Adden, Demetrius Ava and Colin Eddins, all of Gadsden, AL. Also left behind to forever love and miss him are his sisters, Margaret (Billy) Mack, Gadsden, AL, Linda (Romeo) Bonds, Jonesboro, GA; mother-in-law, Imogene Harris, Gadsden, AL; sisters-in-law, Linda (Terry) Williams, Kathy (Carnovsky) Bentley, Traci (Gregory) Cooper, all of Gadsden, AL; brothers-in-law, Vernoll (Dorothy) Tuck, Derrick (Sherrie) Tuck, Gadsden, AL; aunt, Mable (Willie) McAdams, Gadsden, AL; uncle, Solomon Williams, Anniston, AL;  special cousin like a brother, Robert Lee Ingram, Coppell, TX ; special friends, Walter Gunn, Jessie Rawls, both of Gadsden, AL; Robert Smith, Saks, AL, Raymond Staples, Inglewood, CA, James Sweatt, Roanoake Rapids, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


“Then I heard a voice from Heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “They will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”” ~ Revelation 14:13


Celebration of Life for Robert Odell Ingram will be 1:00p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Abundant Life Church, Bishop Terry A. Jones, pastor, Pastor Scottie Rice, Eulogist. Interment with military honors will be in Lincoln Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at the funeral home.

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   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you , Love Tish, Treena, Mario and family

Latisha Ragland
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Tish, Treena, Mario and family .

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

J Baker
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one. May the strength that God gives sustain you in the days ahead. (Psalm 46:1)

Lottie Aziamadi
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
With love, deepest sympathy, and prayer! Francis and Lottie Aziamadi

Cathy Putman
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
I am a coworker of Mr. Ingram's Sister-in-Law, Mrs. Linda Williams. Though I never had the honor of meeting Mr. Ingram, Mrs. Linda spoke so highly of him and shared with me that he had passed. I wanted to extend my condolences to Mrs. Linda's sister, Janice, and to say I am praying for all of your family as you suffer this great loss. I read Mr. Ingram's obituary and was greatly impressed at all the military honors he received in his lifetime. I am sorry I never had the privilege of meeting such a great man. I also want to say I am extremely thankful to him and his family for his service to our country. I look forward to meeting him in heaven some day! Mrs. Linda spoke of his great love for children and it is obvious from her description of Mr. Ingram's character that he possessed the heart of His Heavenly Father. May God grant Miss Janice and all of Mr. Ingram's family "peace that passes all understanding". John 14:27

Everline Fisher
   Posted Sat June 16, 2018
To The IngramFamily and Friends we are so sorry for your loss.Our prayers are for peace in the days and weeks to come.Even as a smallboy in Glencoe.Robert all ways had a beautiful smile.we will miss visiting with him on our visit to The School Reunion .Everline Earl Fisher.Marshall,Tx.
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