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Vivian Sue Hollingsworth Ingram


Last updated 3/10/2021 at 4:05pm

Vivian Sue Hollingsworth Ingram, of King, N.C., was born Dec. 19, 1936, and entered into heaven March 7, 2021.

She was born and raised in Pisgah Forest by Kiah and Florene Hollingsworth, and grew up with her older brother, James, of Pisgah Forest, and her late younger brother, Wayne, of Etowah.

The cause of Christ and the cause of education were important to her. She embraced Jesus at a young age and served him faithfully in the Southern Baptist Church. She directed many Vacation Bible School programs and provided servant leadership to churches in four states. Since 1985, she was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of King, where she taught Sunday school classes for children and adults, served on the board of the King Outreach Ministry.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in reading education from East Carolina University. She had a distinguished teaching career, beginning at the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, and culminating in Stokes County. She was an accomplished teacher and mentor and was recognized as the Stokes County Teacher of the Year in 1994.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jim Ingram; daughter, Lisa Ingram, of King; sons, Michael (JayLynn) Ingram, of Spokane, Wash., Marcus (Karen) Ingram, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Matthew (Carla) of Granite Falls, N.C .; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; along with a brother, James Hollingsworth, of Pisgah Forest; sister-in-law, Doris Ingram, of Morganton, N.C .; and three nieces and nephews.

The celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church in King, N.C. at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, with visitation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contribute to King Outreach Ministry, or the charity of your choice.

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