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Nellie Dean Ingram

March 12, 1931October 14, 2020

On Wednesday October 14, 2020, Nellie Dean Ingram passed away at the age of 89. Ms Ingram was born March 12, 1931 to Sam W. Ingram and Leatha Calhoun Ingram. She grew up in the New London Community on the family farm. Dean received her BS and MS in Secondary Education from the University of Montevallo. Dean began her teaching career in Shelby County, eventually moving to the Talladega County School System where she taught in the math department at Childersburg High School. She retired from teaching in 1996. Dean was instrumental in the organization and implementation of several Childersburg Coosa Fest Celebrations and in the development of Kymulga Grist Mill as a tourist attraction and educational facility. The city of Childersburg was near and dear to her. Ms Ingram was preceded In death by her father Sam W. and her mother Leatha as well as her half brothers Claude G. Ingram, Johnnie H.Ingram, Willie Sam Ingram (Buster), and one half sister Bessie Ingram Harmon. She is survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dean was an avid sports fan, loved the outdoors, loved to talk math with anyone that shared her passion for the subject, and had a kind and generous heart for every stray cat that came her way. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00a.m. Macedonia Cemetery located on Hwy 231 in Vincent, Alabama.

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  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Russell Justice

October 17, 2020

Ms. Ingram was one of those people for me where I don't know who I would be if she had not been in my life. She taught me to enjoy studying and the challenge of learning. She gave me a thirst to learn more and an appreciation for the value of education. She went out of her way to go the extra mile to help her students (me) . It was clear to me that she loved teaching and that she cared about me. I was blessed to have her as my math teacher.

Leigh Anne Donahoo (Kelley

October 16, 2020

Miss Ingram you played such an important part in the wonderful education I received and I never would have been able to pass the advanced math classes at Alabama had it not been for your kindness and caring and meeting me at Sheba’s every weekend my freshman year. You were sometimes seen as that “hard math teacher” but to me you were such a blessing, a brilliant teacher and a friend. I know everyone who ever had you for a math class would agree that you were an amazing teacher and cared deeply for all of your students and only wanted to teach them a subject that so many are afraid to tackle. I enjoyed our lunch visit at Batter Up last year and deeply regret I didn’t get to see you again as we had discussed. RIP sweet lady!!

Teresa Usrey Hayes

October 16, 2020

Miss Ingram, you made me keep trying and never give up!!!! You taught me that anything I wanted in life I could achieve if I just gave it my all. Thank you, for your Knowledge, Encouragement, and best of all your Friendship. Rest well, until we meet again..............

Carol Hagan

October 16, 2020

I have fond memories of my greatest math teacher, Dean Ingram was loved by many at Childersburg High School.

Christie Ward

October 16, 2020

I lived next door to Miss Ingram for years. She was a great math teacher and friend. She also was a wonderful cook. I have great memories of her. God bless you Miss Ingram.

David Phelps

October 16, 2020

Ms.Ingram was the one Teacher I had That I feel that really Cared. I was not a Good student ,She gave me what i needed to try Harder. I Hope She is resting in the arms of GOD. God Bless.

Maurice Brown

October 16, 2020

Miss Ingram sponsored many a Math Club member at CHS. She took a group of us in 1965 to a state Math Competition. Will always remember our lunch at Lloyd's after. She was responsible for me choosing to major in math in college. She will have taught thousands of young people at Childersburg and I doubt anyone would have a bad word to say about her!

Biography

On Wednesday October 14, 2020, Nellie Dean Ingram passed away at the age of 89.
Ms Ingram was born March 12, 1931 to Sam W. Ingram and Leatha Calhoun Ingram. She grew up in the New London Community on the family farm. Dean received her BS and MS in Secondary Education from the University of Montevallo.
Dean began her teaching career in Shelby County, eventually moving to the Talladega County School System where she taught in the math department at Childersburg High School. She retired from teaching in 1996.
Dean was instrumental in the organization and implementation of several Childersburg Coosa Fest Celebrations and in the development of Kymulga Grist Mill as a tourist attraction and educational facility. The city of Childersburg was near and dear to her.
Ms Ingram was preceded In death by her father Sam W. and her mother Leatha as well as her half brothers Claude G. Ingram, Johnnie H.Ingram, Willie Sam Ingram (Buster), and one half sister Bessie Ingram Harmon. She is survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Dean was an avid sports fan, loved the outdoors, loved to talk math with anyone that shared her passion for the subject, and had a kind and generous heart for every stray cat that came her way. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00a.m. Macedonia Cemetery located on Hwy 231 in Vincent, Alabama.

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