RONALD MILTON INGRAM, JR. was born on September 1, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Albert Einstein Medical Center as the second eldest child and only son of the late Ronald and Carline Ingram. In his early years, he was often referred to as Ron-Ron and Ron by close family and friends.
Ron grew up in the Olney section of Philadelphia with his father, mother and three sisters. Under his father's coaching, he played for his little league football team, the Bantams. Through his mother's molding, he learned about the power of prayer and the importance of maintaining a personal relationship with Christ. Ron had a passionate love for music and fashion. He was always in the loop about the latest artist and was sure to rock the latest kicks. He could talk nonstop about hip-hop and went the extra mile to promote new, up and coming artists.
Ron graduated from Samuel S. Fels High School, where he played the saxophone in the jazz band. He also attended Swenson Skills Center in Northeast Philadelphia for computer science, where he graduated class salutatorian. After high school, he attended Community College of Philadelphia on a partial scholarship to pursue computer science. Shortly after attending Community College, Ron joined the workforce.
Ron always took pride in being productive and staying gainfully employed. Ron enjoyed working, as he held multiple jobs simultaneously. He was blessed with many different experiences that enhanced his life and shaped him into a dedicated, focused leader. In 1998, he began working for US Airways in their catering department. Ron later went on to work for Kreg Therapeutics as an installer and delivery driver. He was then hired by Minolta as a delivery driver for copier equipment. In 2005, Ron returned to the Philadelphia International Airport to work as a Ramp Manager for US Airways Express. While in management, he was consistently praised by his colleagues and supervisors for his dedicated work ethic and ability to treat his ramp agents with the utmost kindness and respect.
In January 2002, Ron became the proud father of his eldest son, TaRon Nathaniel Lee-Ingram. A few years later, he married his wife, Kyra and from that union came his second child, Kyree Nasir Ingram. Ron instilled invaluable principles of responsibility, hard work and perseverance. As a father, Ron strongly encouraged his sons by modeling determination. He taught them that in life, they will face many obstacles and trials but to never give up! He also taught his sons to work hard and courageously move forward, even when life becomes challenging.
Ron was an amazing friend. In the community he was an honorary brother and cousin. Ron's calm demeanor made all those around him feel comfortable. Ron's Camac Street crew, PHI Airport colleagues, former classmates, Verity Outreach Worship Center church family and beyond will truly feel a great sense of loss for their cool brother and friend. He was genuinely loved and admired by so many.
As Ron grew closer to God along his spiritual journey, he strived to be a man of standard, strong will and unwavering faith. For many years, Ronnie valiantly fought a long battle against renal kidney disease and other serious illnesses with tenacity and dignity, while also telling his family, "I'm going to work!" Before our Heavenly Father called him home, Ron embarked upon his journey in ministry. Although he departed before he could give his first official sermon, his life is a testament to God's word in Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, God called home his beloved son Ronald. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Ingram Sr. and Carline Ingram. He leaves to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy of strength, tenacity, determination and courage: his wife, Kyra Ingram; two beautiful sons, TaRon " Tay" Nathaniel Lee-Ingram and Kyree Nasir Ingram; loving and supportive sisters, Kelli Ingram Fofana, Robin Ingram and Shannon Ingram; aunts, Karen Ingram, Janice Tennant and Margaret Ingram; and uncle, John Seabrook; cousin-brothers, Sean Ingram and Steve Ingram; nephew, Omar Fofana; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
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