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Sara Mildred Ingram

May 30, 1939 — August 3, 2023

Sara Hall Ingram, age 84, of Decatur, Georgia, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 3, 2023. Born in Washington, Georgia on May 30, 1939, she was the ninth of ten children to James Boyce Hall and Ada Gladys Hall. Sara was a graduate of Union Point High School, and she moved to Atlanta in 1958 to attend Morris Business College.


As a devoted wife, Sara shared a beautiful life with her husband Lewis "Buddy" Ingram. They married in June of 1968 and welcomed a daughter two years later. They began building a foundation of love and support that inspired all those around them. As a nurturing wife, mother, and grandmother, Sara created a warm and loving home where memories were made, laughter was shared, and love was abundant.


During the seven years her daughter attended Laurel Ridge Elementary School, Sara's service to the school was unlimited. She not only served as room mother for her daughter's class but also assisted in the special education and multi handicapped classes. She taught stitchery and other crafts as part of the PTA Cultural Arts Program. Sara held several offices in the PTA executive committee which included: membership chairman, secretary, publicity chairman, and two years as chairman of special activities. As a dedicated member of the PTA and a champion for PTA fundraising events, Sara was awarded a lifetime membership certificate to the Georgia PTA.


Sara and Buddy also enjoyed spending family time at Art Linkletter Dance Studio where their daughter studied. They soon became an integral part of the studio family, always assisting in whatever was needed. Sara used her passions for crafting and creating to design and sew costumes and accessories for the dancers. Together, Sara and Buddy worked to support dance studio events from parades down Main Street in Tucker, Georgia, to community performances and year-end productions. The couple loved seeing and supporting the students' hard work and dedication.


In addition to her creative pursuits, Sara was also a dedicated professional, having worked in the field of telephone operations/communication. She worked on the switchboard at Egleston Children's Hospital and later became a Communications Trainer at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, where she served in her role for fifteen years. Her impeccable communication skills, warm personality, and tireless work ethic earned her the admiration and respect of her colleagues. Sara especially enjoyed being a Marriott team member during the exciting Braves World Series run in 1995 and the Centennial Olympics in 1996. She truly excelled in her career, winning numerous awards, and making a positive impact in the lives of countless individuals she interacted with.


Sara was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sisters, and her beloved husband Buddy of 35 years. She is survived by her daughter Lynn Gibbs, son-in-law Chris Gibbs and granddaughter Lauren Nye of Cumming, Georgia. She is also survived by her cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.


Private memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable donations be made in her honor to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Shepherds Center Foundation.


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