Larry Clabon Ingram, affectionately known as “Larry Love” by many, was born October 8, 1962 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Andrew and Rena Ingram. Our most beloved brother, nephew, uncle, and cousin suddenly departed this life on September 30, 2021.
All who knew Larry can attest to his love of the Lord. He was bold in his testimony and powerful in his prayers. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age and was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church by the late Reverend Guy Arnold, Jr. for whom he had great respect. Larry always loved being in and around the church. As a youngster, on many Wednesday nights, he would make his way to Bethel to attend prayer meetings with the old saints and he would excitedly report that “Grandaddy Jake sure did pray last night.” Larry mastered speaking and he loved to sing the old spirituals as many have heard; “Won’t It Be Grand” and “Jordan River” were a few of his favorites.
Larry counted many of the elders at Bethel and the larger Hamilton community among his friends and visited them regularly up until his death. Larry’s siblings fondly recount how Larry, the fifth of eight children, would regularly hold church in their basement. He would preach, then baptize them one by one and instructed them that when they got up, they were to get the Holy Ghost. They obeyed.
Larry was a street preacher who always championed love. If you spent time with Larry, you have undoubtedly heard him say, “Love covers a multitude of sins. If you love somebody, tell them you love them while they yet live”, and many other scripturally based messages.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his paternal grandparents, Hattie and Isaac Floyd and Lawrence (Larry) Ingram; maternal grandparents, Willie Jake and Ruth Prather; brother, Terry Ingram; and sister-in-law, Lisa Ingram.
Left to cherish his memory are his brothers; Dennis Ingram (Shelia), Jonathan Ingram, Michael Ingram; his sisters, Delanie Kidd (Roy) Courtenay Slaughter (Charles), Meredith Caldwell, Toccara Ingram, Andrea Ingram; his aunts Mary Prather, Barbara Prather, Elizabeth Dudley, Marilyn Floyd Hicks; and his uncles, Richard Prather, Freddy Floyd, and Isaac Floyd. He also leaves his special and beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins for whom he cared for deeply as well as a host of other family and friends.
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