Date of Death: June 22, 2019

Service Details

A celebration of Jason’s life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist church with services starting at 10:00 a.m. (Family Hour) and services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tony Bennett officiating. Interment will be held at Moorepark Cemetery following the service.

Obituary Notice

Jason Emmanuel Ingram, age 55, of Gainesville, FL passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IL on January 27, 1964 the son of Benny Smith and Dorothy Ingram.

Jason enjoyed singing in Church and in various Gospel groups.  He played Bass guitar, Lead guitar and Key Board as a hobby.

Left to cherish Jason’s loving memory are his mother, Dorothy Ingram; children: Monisha (Tiger) Jones, Bruce Ingram, Shai Tallman, Nathan Lickfeldt and Maya Ingram; siblings: Shirley Stewart (Kalamazoo, MI); Rosette Ingram (Carrolton, TX); James (Annie) Ingram (Kalamazoo, MI); Sharon Ingram (Battle Creek, Mi), Raymond Ingram (Marshall, MI) and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Additional Information

Memorial donations made in Jason’s memory may be directed to the family c/o James Ingram. Envelopes are available at the church and Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. Wow J,

    I’m just finding out about this… I will always remember that beautiful singing voice and passion you had for music. Fly high over that mountain… Your friend -K

  2. So many memories from so long ago. You were always there to walk me home from Little Caesars and make sure I was safe. Oh the laughs and hugs we shared. I will always miss you and hold you close to my heart my friend. BLOOD

  3. Dear ones, Jason and I baked Christmas cookies together and had long talks about all kinds of things. He loved his family and his God and his music. He will be remembered at Livonia Manor as a good man and a good friend. May he find peace and love beyond all understanding.

  4. I was Jason’s upstairs neighbor when he lived in michigan. He’s so kind!! During my dark time or when I was struggling with my life or when I felt depressed, Jason always cheered me up and comforted me and we prayed together. He’s a good neighbor and a good brother in Jesus Christ!!! I miss him already!! He likes grilling downstairs and I miss that smell and smoke already. R. I. P. My good friend and good neighbor Jason!!!!

  5. Dear Ingram Family and “Jay” as I called my friend. I was very shocked to hear the news the other day but felt compelled to share some thoughts for your consideration about the man I met late in his life and his impact on the community I live in called The Livonia Manner. Jay and I met right after I moved in and became fast friends regardless of our views and life experiences. I loved music and was jealous of his God given talent and let him know that right away. I always wanted to be able to sing at a level I could never achieve until he heard me and made suggestions. He and I spent many hours together talking about faith, family, relationships, regrets, love, life and late life ambitions. I was recovering from a dark time in my life when we met and he brought clarity and sound advise for me. He also shared his ambitions to build a new life centered around helping women that needed a safe environment and said Bob if I ever have the ability I want to start a home to provide a safe haven for victims of abuse. He had a heart as big as they come and was my best friend for two years. He and I were both very complex in our own right but unconditionally shared and it never mattered what we spoke but rather either agreed or compromised. He was very proud of his children and loved his family dearly. He was kind and helpful for anyone in need all the time. No matter what happened before i consider Jay to be one of those exceptional people we all hope to meet and spend some time with in our life’s journey. I am sorry I cannot join you all tomorrow to say goodbye but please know I am there in spirit. God Bless & Good Health to all of you.

    • Thank you Everyone Everyone for the kind words for my uncle Jason Ingram as some time his Niece’s and Nephew’s called him Lord Octavian his ay name I could go on and on about my Uncle Jay that it would take at least a book for me to talk about everything what to make a long story short I am his Eldest niece I Love him very much and already missing him dearly like crazy me and Uncle Jason were 7 years apart I have a fond memory of my uncle on the weekends when I was a teenager in high school I would ask my Uncle Jason could I clean out his car he always kept tons of change and money in his car by the time I finish cleaning his car from the inside out I would have at least $40 or better to go to the Three Rivers area carnival yes Uncle made you work for what you wanted he worked and made you work for what you wanted LOL love my Uncle Jay always fly the highest uncle J love you very very big much as I would always tell you

  6. So sorry to hear if Jason passing. I wanted to be there for the family, but unfortunately I will not be able to attend. My brother in law funeral is also Saturday in Ypsilanti. Dorothy Ingram and family you all have my condolences.

    Pastor Greg Jennings

  7. “I can’t express how much you meant to me over the 40 years we’ve known each other J. You always brought so much light into the lives of those around you. You will never be forgotten and truly missed my dear friend. My condolences to the entire Ingram family”

  8. I’m so sorry I didn’t listen, but you knew. I hope you’ve found the peace that eluded you in life. We’ll always be those singing teenagers at Central. Sleep easy J, you’re remembered and missed

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