Janice Lee Ingram passed into the loving arms of her savior on October 10, 2023. She was born in Newport News, Virginia on March 29, 1941. A member of the Warwick High School Class of 1959, Janice remained lifelong friends with several classmates, including her BFF Jenna Bell Russell. After 17 years as a manager of Williamsburg East Apartments, Janice earned a veritable PhD in property management. During that time, Janice taught Sunday School at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. She retired from the business world to spend nearly a decade playing competitive tennis in local tournaments until the untimely death of her dear friend and doubles partner, Catherine Marshall.
Employed just 20% of her life, Janice was blessed to travel the country, the Caribbean and much of Europe with friends and family before the age of 75. She spent her final years on her 130-acre estate overlooking the James River near Jamestowne— exactly as she had planned. She often professed love of God, family and country. Janice will be taking her tennis racket, several trophies along with many beautiful memories through those pearly gates.
Her relatives were among her favorite people. Janice is predeceased by her beloved parents, John and Louise Ingram, one cherished grandson Benjamin Hale Newman and ex-husband to whom she was married for nearly 30 years, Haley Newman. She is survived by her son, “Thumper” Newman and her grandson Matthew Newman (wife Morgan), great-granddaughter Annabelle, and granddaughter Ashley. Janice is also survived by her daughter, Kimberly Anne Newman and grandsons Beau Benjamin and Nathaniel Hale Newman. During her last days, Janice was blessed to hear from her former sisters-in-law — Angela Newman, Mary Lou Sadler and Nonie Kellogg— as well as her brother-in-law, Jimmy League. Janice’s amazing clan of relatives, neighbors and friends are far too many to mention here but are treasured and fondly remembered nonetheless.
In honor of Janice’s expressed wishes, the family has chosen to celebrate her life and legacy with a private service for relatives only. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tax-deductible donation to A Gift From Ben, a local food bank where she often volunteered and a charity to which she generously donated.