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Julia Lowe Ingram, 93, member of Winter Park Baptist Church for 50 years

WILMINGTON — Julia Lowe Ingram, 93, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 30, 1924, to John Rone Lowe and Pearl Huntley Lowe in Wadesboro, N.C.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Mrs. Ingram’s grandfather, John Lowe was owner and publisher of Wadesboro’s first newspaper, the “Messenger and Intelligencer,” which is now the “Anson Record.”

She graduated from Wadesboro High School, where she was a member of the Honor Society and also class president for many years. She later became secretary to several firms, the Tax Collector of Wadesboro, and also a secretary for Southern Bell Accounting Department in Charlotte, N.C. After taking the civil service exam, she became a secretary at Morris Field Air Base in Charlotte, N.C., where she worked in the Accounting Department for several years.

She later married Bernard Ingram of Lilesville, N.C. Mrs. Ingram was a teacher of Sunday school and taught the juniors as they moved to several cities over the years with her husband’s job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

She and her husband were charter members of Milford Hills Baptist Church in Salisbury, N.C., where she taught Sunday school and he became Sunday school superintendent and deacon. She was a 50-year member of Winter Park Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Furman Ingram; sisters, Mary Merritt and Nell King; and two brothers, Rone Lowe and John Lowe.

Mrs. Ingram is survived by her daughters, Patricia Wise, and her husband, Marion, and Julie Lackey; and two grandchildren, Lauren and her fiancé, Chris, and Conner Lackey.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 9, at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Mark Teachey officiating.

The family would like to thank Mary and Sabrina of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their kindness in caring for our mom. We also want to thank her wonderful neighbors, the Keiths, the Burns, the Palmers and the McNeills for watching over her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winter Park Baptist Church, or the charity of one’s choice.

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