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Frank Ingram JR.
March 10, 1955 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Frank Ingram, Jr., affectionately known as “Jr,” was the second child born to Frank Ingram, Sr., and Bernice Ingram, on March 10, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York.
Jr graduated from Automotive High School in 1973. He worked as a technician at various establishments, including Tilman in Brooklyn, Great Bear in Queens, Firestone, and Olympia Auto, in Staten Island, Crown Tires and Monmouth County in New Jersey. Frank fixed cars but would always say “please don’t give me old pieces to put on your vehicle!” He was a perfectionist and that made him upset.
Frank was a Transporter for Hertz. He transported many makes and model cars. He got a lot of joy out of sharing with us what vehicle he drove that day and how fast it was. He’d say, “I’m the fastest driver!”
For entertainment and as a past time, Frank loved Star Trek and animation movies. He also enjoyed and was proficient in martial arts for 20 years, 10th rank. He had great pleasure in showing us new moves. He’d have us practice the move until we got it right.
Frank married the love of his life, Karen Lawson of Queens in 1992 and together they were blessed with one son, Darrius Edward.
Frank loved all his children and grandchildren, but he had a special bond with Darrius. They were like two peas in a pod. Darrius brought such joy to our lives, and he made his father very proud. They remained close even into adulthood. The family made many memories especially during Christmas (one of Jr’s favorite holidays), including Jr dressing up as Santa Claus or hanging decorations and lighting up the tree. The family enjoyed Dorney Park, Six Flags Great Adventure, Hershey Park, and Disney World. Frank and Darrius’ bond was inseparable. Darrius cared for and honored his father while in the hospital and rehab.
In addition to being a great father, Frank was an awesome man and husband, a provider. He supported everything, well most things, I wanted to do. He’d always say, “enjoy yourself…see you later ok!” We had a wonderful life together. Our love was defined by trust and only death could separate us.
Jr took ill on April 24, 2022, and our lives changed forever. We’re thankful for the miracle of sustained life and for the opportunity for Frank to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior on April 12, 2023.
Upon arriving at New Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center on 6/7/22, Julie his PCP was an Amazing person. On September 16, 2023, my cell phone rang, and it was Mrs. Mabel, Frank’s nurse. She said Frank wanted to speak with me. I greeted him with “Hey Sir Frank Ingram, his reply was “Karen, I love you” and I replied “I love you too. I’ll see you tomorrow,” but God had another plan. Frank went home to be with the Lord on September 17, 2023.
Frank was preceded in death by his father, Frank Ingram, Sr., mother, Bernice Ingram and siblings, Bernard, and Deborah Ingram.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 31 years, Karen; three sons, Darrius Edward Ingram, Francisco Ingram, Frank Ingram III (Wasim); one daughter, Monique Ingram, and four grandchildren, Thenette Holloman, Tae-Damek Ingram and Tamera Ingram; his precious mother-in-law, Mother Portia Lawson, two sister-in-laws, Lisa (Harold) Barr and Sharon (Dennis) Bwalya; one brother-in-law, Dwayne Lawson; two nephews, Keith and Kristen Barr and seven nieces, Karla Barr, Kashuan (Anthony) Rodriguez, Kendall and Katelyn Lawson, Alyssa Henson, Kristine and Kiana Lawson; three great nephews, Kaiden, Samuel and Eli.
Jr will truly be missed, but we rejoice in knowing he’s resting in the arms of Jesus. Sleep on husband. Take your rest. We loved you dearly…but God loved you best.