Merrell Maxwell Ingram

June 25, 1969September 23, 2021

Merrell Maxwell Ingram, 52, of Baton Rouge, passed away at her home on September 23, 2021. She was born to the late Judge Michael Sedgwick and Susan Woodyear Ingram on June 25, 1969 in Baton Rouge. Merrell graduated from St. Frederick High School in Monroe, received a BA in English from LSU, and her Paralegal Certification in Atlanta, Georgia. Merrell is survived by her siblings, Richard Scott Ingram (Monica) and Sharon Woodyear Ingram Marchman (David); sisters-in-law, Madelyn Caldwell (Randy), Beth Ingram, Catherine Marchman and Marianna Marchman; niece, Mary Elizabeth Ingram (fiancé Patrick Schmidt); nephews, Zachary Pate Ingram, Michael Capshaw Marchman and David Lee Marchman; her beloved Boykin Spaniel, Matilda; and numerous cousins, friends and adopted nieces and nephews. Merrell was a paralegal at Kean Miller Law Firm, her second family, for 28 years. She lived her life well, always serving others. She never met a stranger and always managed to find a connection with them. She opened her heart and home to all, always exhibiting her innate Southern and Christian hospitality. Merrell loved her family and friends fiercely and protected them with all her might. Although she had no children of her own, many knew her affectionately as Auntie Merrell and, without even realizing, she impacted their lives in so many positive ways. She was the best daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. A Requiem Eucharist will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, October 2nd at All Saints Anglican Church in Monroe, with the Reverend Terry W. Gatwood officiating, and there will be a private burial at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be: Rickey Ainsworth, Laura Bryan, Jay Jalenak, Felicity Kemmerly, Ben Neumann, Radley Savoie, Lynn Welch and Missy Young. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, the Boykin Rescue Foundation or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held in Woods Hall at All Saints Anglican Church from 1:30-3:00 pm when the service begins.


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Lauren Jackson

October 3, 2021

Dear Merryl,
I feel it only proper to address this memo to you, but I hope it is received by your family just as well. It feels like just yesterday that we lived across the street from you, and like clockwork you would arrive home as we threw the ball for our dog Lady in the front yard. And you loved her, despite her yips and yaps... you eventually found a soulmate that was Boykin just like our Lady. I still miss you dearly, just as much as I did when we moved even though it was only a few streets over. I genuinely enjoyed your candor and spirit, and will never forget the joy I watched you display the time you brought home a pressure washer and lay siege to the driveway. And when you got ahold of the power of a brand new hedge trimmer... it was glorious!! You were delightful, down to earth, and absolutely wonderful as a neighbor and friend. I know that I tried to leave something on your porch after I got word, I just wanted you to know that it was me. I don't think I ever came back to the street as much as I should... I miss you. All of the moments that I remember with you put a smile on my face, and I will always cherish them.

- Lauren K. Jackson

Kelly Shannon

October 3, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Merrill’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. I was a Chi Omega with her. May she Rest In Peace.
With much sympathy,
Kelly Shannon

Tami Heflin

October 1, 2021

You only had to meet Merrell once to feel you knew her . She was easy to connect with and able to leave you with a lasting impression, for me it was usually a funny one . She was dedicated to my close friend Beth and her children as sister n law and aunt . I doubt that she ever met a stranger. Rest In Peace and stir the pot with laughter when you land .

Jesslyn Landers

September 30, 2021

I worked for many years with Merrill and she was such a treat to work with. I first worked with her when she arrived at Kean Miller as a young paralegal. We were both from Monroe so we had that in common.

I know she treasured her family and she was generous with her co-workers and friends. I have retired from Kean Miller but I know she will be missed by all of her work colleagues, past and present.

Such a loss at such a young age. May she be rejoicing with the angels.

Janet Matter

September 29, 2021

My heart is truly broken for you. Sympathy and prayers are with you today and always.

Mary Ann Riddle

September 28, 2021

Family and friends :
My sympathies for the loss of sweet Merrell.
Know my prayers and thoughts are with you today and the days ahead

Lisa Sullivan

September 27, 2021

Not many people are truly, 100% precious and good through and through. This was one of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine souls I ever met. Godspeed Merrell.

Wendy Lurvey (Ober)

September 27, 2021

I played tennis with Merrell and Missy ages ago. I remember her being so much fun! I’m sad to hear of her passing. Thank you for your light, Merrell! You’ll be missed!