Julie Annette Ingram Lackey

January 10, 1963May 13, 2020

Julie Annette Ingram Lackey, 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Julie was born in Salisbury, North Carolina to Bernard Furman Ingram and Julia Lowe Ingram. At a young age, her family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, which is the city she considered to be her home.

She attended Hoggard High School where she was highly involved in many organizations, but some of her fondest memories were of being on the Vikettes dance team and piano accompanist for the Voyagers. Julie was blessed with the gift of music. She was a talented pianist and her family always loved when she would play for them throughout her life. She was also an avid cook and baker from a young age and there wasn’t a single dish she couldn’t make.

Julie attended University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received her B.A. in Biology and was soon after called upon to become a nurse. She then returned to University of North Carolina Wilmington and obtained her B.S. in Nursing. After graduation Julie was immediately hired by Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina to work in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She worked at Duke Hospital for several years before returning to Wilmington, North Carolina. Julie continued to work as a NICU Nurse at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and enjoyed every day of her career.

She only stopped working when her first child, Lauren, was born. She loved being a nurse, but she loved being a mother more than anything. Her children, Lauren and Conner, were her world.

In her children’s eyes, she was perfect and she went above and beyond for them every day. They remember her best as a celebration extraordinaire and their biggest supporter. Julie passed down her love of animals, music, and the beach to them. Above all, she showed them how to live kindly and compassionately.

Julie was always asking what she could do for others and had the most generous spirit. No one was a stranger to her and she made everyone that she spoke to feel special and loved. Julie’s smile and laugh could light up a room and her warmth could make anyone feel at home.

Julie was her children’s and sister’s best friend and left such a deep imprint on their hearts. She will be forever loved and remembered by her daughter Lauren Lackey and fiancé Chris; son Conner Lackey; and sister Patricia (Marion) Wise.

Due to current restrictions, the family will hold private services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a local animal rescue of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jeanne Baeringer Smith

May 30, 2020

I grew up across the street from Julie on Gillette Drive. Her dad built us a lemonade stand and we spent hours down by the road selling lemonade and candy. We lost track of each other over the years and I am so sorry to hear she has passed. Prayers to the family.

Nancy Marks

May 30, 2020

I am so very sorry -- A beautiful, talented, giving Viking. We were blessed to know her. Love and prayers for all of her loving family.

Susan Robbins

May 29, 2020

Lauren, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Even though I only saw her the past several years while I was walking, I did consider her a friend. She was a lovely person, and she was so good to Camille. We are all thinking of you and your family during these tough times. I am only around the corner if you need anything.

Jackie Mcneil

May 22, 2020

Lauren and Conner,
I was so sorry to hear that your Mother had past away. Your mom was so proud of you both I will miss seeing her when she would pop over to Grandma’s house she really loved the house and the memories from living there over the years.I truly believe that she is with her parents now. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Chuck Weidner

May 20, 2020

I remember when Julie was working and also taking classes at UNC Wilmington for nursing. Then she graduates and goes to work at Duke in the thing she most wanted which was neonatal. She made it look so easy to juggle all this. She followed her passion for helping others and always had a kind word and a smile to share with everyone.

Annette Scialabba

May 20, 2020

Julie was a kind and generous person who never failed to greet others with a smile.
She will be sorely missed.
Her children attended school together with mine from kindergarten through to high school,
and our entire family extends our sincerest condolences at this difficult time.
May she now take her place among the angels in heaven, just as she was an angel for all those NICU babies over the years.
She will forever continue to be a guardian angel for her own children.
The Scialabbas

Jerrie (Long ) Moore

May 19, 2020

Julie was in a lot of my classes in High School. She was so sweet and always had the best smile. My heart and prayers go out to her family.

Tammi McGlone

May 19, 2020

GOD has truly received an angel when he called Julie to her heavenly home. Julie, your kind and loving spirit will continue on through all the lives you touched and you will be truly missed. Our time together as Vikettes as well as each time we would run into one another, will be forever cherished. RIP Julie. Prayers for peace to your family in love.

Lucille Sidberry

May 18, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Julie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Sheila Ball

May 18, 2020

Julie was a sweet friend I knew from working at Country Vogue clothing store, while going to college. I ran into her occasionally around town (usually Walmart) and we enjoyed laughing and catching up. She had a sweet spirit, witty humor, and beautiful smile. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. May God bless and comfort her children and family during this time. In my prayers, Sheila Ball


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