Beatrice Cannon Ingram(1927 - 2013)

Beatrice Cannon Ingram


Mrs. Beatrice Cannon Ingram, widow of the late Harry Lee Ingram, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2013 in Greenville, SC.

Mrs. Ingram was born March 3, 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina and was the daughter of the late Edgar and Evie Newton Cannon. Mrs. Ingram was a devoted wife, mother, and volunteer. She was active as a den mother for the Cub Scouts (Boy Scouts of America) and a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America (Brownie Scouts and Girl Scouts). She was also a long time Sunday School teacher while a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville. In addition to her family-related activities, Mrs. Ingram was also a noted portrait artist associated with several photographers including Mills Steele Studio, H. Neil Gillespie Studio, Van Moore Studio, and Ernest Rawlins Studio. During her career she painted the portraits of many prominent South Carolinians including the portrait of The Honorable James Strom Thurmond (now displayed in the Edgefield County Courthouse). Through the years she painted numerous Miss South Carolina, Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Universe contestants. She also painted many local and national business leaders, politicians, clergy, brides, and celebrities. She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, SC.

Mrs. Ingram is survived by her two children, son Carl Randolph Ingram and daughter Lesa Ingram-Dyar and her husband Roger D. Dyar both of Greenville, SC; one step-daughter, Hila Ingram Walker and her husband Kenneth E. Walker of Hilton Head Island, SC; two grandchildren, Leanna Beatrice Ingram-Dyar and Harrison Doyle Ingram-Dyar, both of Greenville, SC; two step-grandchildren, Lauri Walker Johnson of Hilton Head Island and Michael Ingram Walker of Irmo, SC; two step-great grandchildren, Alexandra Lee Johnson and Karly Elizabeth Johnson, both of Hilton Head Island; and brother Ed Cannon of Greenwood, SC. She was predeceased by one brother, William Thomas Cannon, and two sisters, Dorothy Cannon Gable and Evelyn Cannon Decuir.

Memorial services and Eucharist will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 29 in Markley Chapel at Christ Church Episcopal (10 N. Church Street, Greenville). A reception will follow the service in the McCall Parlor at approximately 2:00 PM. The Reverend Jeffrey W. Meadowcroft will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charities that Mrs. Ingram and family supported: The Order of St. Luke the Physician - Emmitt Lucas Chapter Healing Ministries - Christ Church Episcopal, 10 North Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601 and The South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation (of which Mrs. Ingram's daughter is a co-founder) 110-B Edinburgh Ct., Greenville, SC 29607.

Published in The Greenville News on June 28, 2013