Celebrating the life of Frankie L. Ingram
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Frankie was born on May 21, 1934. She was the second of six children born to the late Charlie and Sennie Ingram. She was baptized at the age of 12 at Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church. She was a faithful member working tirelessly in many positions at the church. She was president of the Pastor's Aid from 1978-2012. She was appointed Deaconess on November 28, 2004. In 2014, Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church bestowed the Honorary Title of Mother of the Church in recognition of her service.
Frankie was educated in Nottoway Public Schools. On June 4, 1952, she graduated from Luther H. Foster High School. She attended Virginia State College and Southside Community College. Frankie worked as a Psychiatric Aide at Central State Hospital from 1959-1989. She also held several part-time jobs after she retired from state employment.
She loved people and was very active in local organizations. She was president of the Central State Hospital Retirement Club. She was a founding member of the Nottoway Civic League in 1981 and also served as the assistant treasurer. She was the secretary for the N&L Social Club
from 1968-2013. Frankie was also elected Vice President of the Blackstone Historical Society. She was class coordinator for the class of 1952 for the Luther H. Foster Alumni Association. Frankie was an active member of the NAACP of Nottoway County until her illness. She served as the Historian for the Campbell Family Reunion from 1978-2013. Her favorite hobby was scrapbooking.
Frankie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family, church and community.
Frankie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Fletcher and Harry Ross and sister Delia Washington.
She leaves to mourn her devoted daughter Joan Knox, Chester, Va. She also leaves her cherished granddaughter Kimberly Knox Wilson (Steven) and 3 great grandchildren, Darius, Kaiden and Kailyn Wilson, Chesterfield, Va. She leaves her siblings, Harvey Lee Ingram and Mattie Anderson of Blackstone, Va and one sister-in-law Thelma Ingram Staten of Blackstone, Va. She has numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Deacon Lee Scott Jr, Blackstone, Va and Delores Epes of Huntsville, Alabama were loved as Godchildren.
Viewing Saturday, January 29, 2022 from1 to 7PM. Funeral Service Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 1;00PM at Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church, Blackstone. Interment church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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