John Houston Ingram
1979 - 2018
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John Houston Ingram

Jackson - 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.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Jan. 8, 2018.
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January 2, 2020
Still so saddened that one of the brightest smiles Ive ever encountered is no longer there to greet me when I visit Jackson. Johns passion for food, drink, life and helping others made this world a better place. Sending hugs to his loving family and friends.
Greg Matney
August 26, 2018
Still thinking of you. Prayers to u n ya fam ❤
January 30, 2018
John was my first date when I attended Murrah. He has always been a gentleman and a kind soul. He was truly a loving person who cared for the well being of others and he made sure he did his part to save the world. Memories last forever. God bless you all and I am sorry for your loss
Erica M
January 20, 2018
I've been a friend of John's for the past six years, first meeting him at Parlor Market while in Jackson on business. Living in New Orleans, and sharing a passion for good food, John
Greg Matney
January 14, 2018
Dr. Ingram and family, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I had the privilege of getting to know John while working with him at MSH on B43. He always had a kind word and smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Taffy Robinson (Crystal Springs, MS)
January 12, 2018
We are so saddened by the news of John's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ingram family.

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Brand and Rita Henley
January 11, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I can remember childhood Sunday school at FBJ with him all the way up to high school graduation. He was very special and loved by all. I was comforted by this verse to be away from the body is to be present with the Lord. John is at peace right now. May peace that surpasses understanding come to you in the days ahead until you see him again.
Much Love,
Ellen Shelton Thomas
Ellen Thomas
January 11, 2018
Dr Ingram, words cannot express the sympathy I feel for you and your family. John seemed to be a great son that you could truly be proud of. My heart and prayers go out to you and your wife. May God bless you.

Debbie Fulcher
Patient of Dr Ingram
Debbie Fulcher
January 11, 2018
To the Ingram family,
Our sincere sadness for your incredible loss.
God be with all of you,
Ralph and Mary Douglas Vance
Ralph Vance
January 10, 2018
John's light and spirit was uniquely his own. He will continue to be loved and remembered. I always enjoyed talking to him. I could talk to him for hours about everything and he always had a big smile and a hug. He had the biggest heart. He left much too soon and will truly be missed so much. Everyone he met, he made an impact on or turned them into a friend. I recently moved out of Mississippi earlier this month and was unable to attend services in person. So, to all of John's family and loved ones: my prayers, condolences and hugs during this unbelievably sad time. Im really at a loss to find the right words to express what you all must be feeling.
May John find peace, love, and happiness in heaven.
Sadiya Khandker
January 9, 2018
Such a bright light burned out too soon. Condolences to friends and family. John will be missed tremendously by us all. <3
Jessica Edwards
January 9, 2018
My condolences to you all. John was a great man and a beautiful soul. My prayers are with this family during this time of sorrow. John will be truly missed. We worked together at Mississippi State Hospital, bldg 23.
Vandy Wilson Russell
January 9, 2018
Dear Ingram Family, my heart is broken for you and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. John was a precious young man. He and I talked often through the years when I worked at the FBCJ Christian Life Center. He was always last to come in at night for a quick work out and the last to leave. He always had a smile on his face, was loved by so many people and touched so many lives here and other parts of the world. He was a special young man and made a difference in this world. I'm looking forward to seeing him again in our eternal home. Much love.
Jean Young
January 9, 2018
May God bless you and keep you, and give you peace during this time of loss now and until the day you see John again. Our love and prayers are with your family.
Dennis and Cheryl Roddenberry
January 9, 2018
As I read about John he was a loving caring person and I know he will be missed a great deal. May God, family and friends help you all to endure this very difficult and sad time.
January 8, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family of John Houston Ingram. My prayers will be with you as you struggle to get through this lost.
Joyce Scott
January 8, 2018
Such a beautiful heartfelt obituary to a young man who sacrificed more of himself than most in a lifetime. Julie, be so proud of the legacy he is leaving behind for those who have benefitted from his love of life and healing. His life on Earth was short but purposeful to all who knew of his love for others.

Lovingly, Jane Sack
Jane Sack
January 8, 2018
At a time as this there are no adequate words to express how sorry we are for the loss felt by John's departure. We know John because of our son's association with him and would run into him around town from time to time. He was always so friendly. His absence in this place will be felt by many. Our prayers are with each of you, that you will find comfort in the memories that you hold.
Barbara and Phillip Mangrum
January 8, 2018
My thoughts are with you all. John was a great guy from a wonderful family. Love you!
Stephen Holder
January 8, 2018
I love you and I'll miss you dearly man. I'll have you in my heart and know youre watching our Dawgs and Gunners with me. Too soon Bro. 2 Soon.
Jimmie Hardin
January 8, 2018
There are no words to express how much John meant to me. I feel truly privileged to have known and loved him. Ingram family, you made me feel so warmly welcomed when we were together. John loved you all so much. I've thought about you all often over the years. I'm so disappointed in myself for losing touch. John was and is a huge part of my life, and there's a hole in my heart now.
Blakeley Borden Williams
January 8, 2018
Dr. INGRAM and Family, Words cannot express how very sorry I am for the loss of your son. May you find much comfort through God's Love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Mayo
January 8, 2018
A truly good friend that I love and miss dearly! A very kind spirit that I will ALWAYS cherish.
Chasidy Criswell
January 8, 2018
Awesome guy! You were loved more than you knew John!!Jimmie Carol Cain, RN - worked with John at MSH bldg. 23
Jimmie Carol Cain
January 8, 2018
Praying constantly for God's peace, strength, and comfort for all of you. I have such fond memories of John, and Adrien and I send much love.
Susan Landry
January 8, 2018
Prayers for John and his family and friends. He was a great neighbor and friend and we will miss him on Wilhurst Street. Our thoughts and prayers will be with everyone throughout this difficult time.
Aimee and Chris Burrow
January 8, 2018
I am praying for God's peace to carry you through this difficult time. We love you.
Frances Fioretti
January 7, 2018
Our prayers and love to all John's family. The Harold Barlow family
Rita Barlow-robbins
January 7, 2018
Such a precious young man! I am so thankful that I had the chance to meet and work with him! Bobby and I are praying for the comfort and peace for your family that only God can give. We love you.
Sharon and Bobby Graham
Sharon Martin
January 7, 2018
Despite the vast difference in age, our friendship was immediate and is everlasting.After playing a set at Hal and Mal's the first thing I wanted to know was what John's thoughts were about the music. I've never known a more genuine, caring, loving and loved person. John was a young man with an old soul. Sometimes they go home early. Save me a place at the bar,Big John.We have lots of football to talk about.
Raphael Semmes
January 7, 2018
However many points the Saints scored he could match it with push-ups. Luv ya bro
Dewayne Rogers
January 7, 2018
To a good friend who always had a kind word and a listening ear. Can't wait to shake your hand again on the other side. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Jordan Holley
January 7, 2018
My heart and prayers are with you all. Love you Julie and your precious family. Marsha Hagan.
Marsha Hagan
January 7, 2018
I remember his parents from my Fathers Drug Store, so very sad, I hope he has found peace and that his family can too. Mr. Fred, Mrs Meridel it's just not supposed to be this way but we are praying still

(Daughter of Jim Savage Drug Center at Appleridge Center in so Jackson)
Ramona Martin
January 7, 2018
My love goes out to you, John's family. May peace be with you. Love you all, Amanda Hodo
January 7, 2018
John giving a high five to one of the Cambodian kids he served at the Hard Places Community.
Amelia Metcalf
January 7, 2018
You will be truly missed. Wow, what a great soul! I'll love you forever! - Johnny-
Lela Courtney
January 7, 2018
So sorry for your loss. John and Jody were good friends to Alana and Bryant and he will be missed.
William E. Walker
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