A celebration of the life of Patricia Hobbs Ingram will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. She died Saturday, June 16 at her home. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Pat was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Born on February 24, 1934, in Enid, Oklahoma, she moved with her family to Jackson at an early age. After attending Ursuline College in Louisville, Kentucky, Pat returned to Mississippi, soon marrying and making her home in Greenville.
Pat was known for her enthusiasm about life and her wide diversity of interests, always striving to reach her personal best in each endeavor. She was a licensed realtor and broker, actively practicing in the Greenville community for a number of years. As an avid golfer, Pat served as Greenville Golf and Country Club Ladies Club Champion for numerous years and attained the Mississippi Ladies’ Golf Association State Runner-up title. She then began playing tennis, where she maintained her USTA 4.0 rating and later traveled with the regional Senior Olympics Tennis Team. A gifted gardener, Pat received her Master Gardener certification. She was also actively involved in the Greenville Symphony League, the Riverside Cottonwives, and her church, St. James Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild. She enjoyed traveling extensively throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and after her children were grown, Pat’s love of education and the arts continued when she enrolled in the Sorbonne to study French. She became fluent and was instrumental in initiating the French Club in Greenville. She later continued her education by studying Shakespeare at Delta State University for years. Most recently, her interests included playing bridge several days a week in clubs across the Delta.
Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Stanley Owen Ingram; her parents, Blanche and Riley Hobbs; and her brother, Richard Hobbs. Surviving her is daughter, Cyndi Ingram Underwood and her husband, John Ross Underwood, of Leland; a son, Stanley Owen Ingram, Jr. and his wife, Teressa, of Greenville; and her sisters, Shirlee Amos of Clinton and Rilene Piper of Gettysburg, Virginia. She was affectionately called “MeMe” by her grandchildren who held a very special place in her heart: John Owen Underwood and his wife, Trista, of Galveston, Texas; Catherine Roane Underwood of Dallas, Texas; Adam Shaw Ingram of Hattiesburg; Ross Alden Ingram of Cabot, Arkansas; Stewart Randal Nichols and Nolan Robert Nichols of Greenville.
Family visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the church prior to the service on Tuesday. Pat’s family deeply appreciates the outpouring of sympathy from friends. In lieu of flowers, they request that any memorial gifts may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the donor’s favorite charity.