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Mr. Jerome "Turk" Ingram, 62, of Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at McGuire Veterans Medical Center, Richmond, Va.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1950, to Jett Ingram Sr. and Effie Ingram in Petersburg, Va. Turk was a graduate of Petersburg High School and attended Virginia State College (now University). He served four years in the United States Army, earning two Bronze Stars medals in the Vietnam Campaign and Combat Infantry. Turk was employed as a food service worker at Ford Lee, Va., for numerous years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jett Ingram Sr. and Effie Ingram; and one brother, Jett Ingram Jr.

Jerome "Turk" Ingram is survived by his three children, Jerome Parsons (Elizabeth), Jermaine Ingram and Angel Ingram; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; devoted partner of life, Barbara Tucker; three sisters, Gloria Walker, Martha Miles and Mamie Ingram; a brother, Arthur Ingram; two aunts, Mary Briggs and Bertha White; five devoted nieces, Michelle Ingram, Pamela Fittz, Diane Ingram, Nikia Ingram and Andriaia Lovett; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Merle Keene, eulogist. The interment will be held at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at 10D Persimmon Court, Petersburg, Va., and 401 Roberts, Apt. 700, Petersburg, Va.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Ingram at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
Published in The Progress-Index from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2012
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