Mr. Willie Gene Engram

February 2020

Mr. Willie Gene Engram

August 29, 1943 – February 7, 2020

Mr. Willie Gene Engram was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 29, 1943, to the parentage of the late Mr. AJ Ingram and the late Mrs. Mary Cook Ingram Wilson. He was a 1962 graduate of Sumter High School. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. H. C. Wilson. Willie was affectionately called “Geno” but also known as “Sweet Willie” and “Grease”. He was employed with and retired from Georgia Power. He was a member of the G. W. F. Phillip Elk’s Lodge #691. Geno was an avid sports fan, and he loved the Atlanta Falcons. He enjoyed a game of Poker and Texas Holdem. Geno never met a stranger. He was very generous. He was happily married to Minnie Hollis Engram for over 56 years. He was a strong family man: he loved his family and friends dearly.

In addition to his parents, Geno is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Porscha Nichole Turner and three siblings: AJ Ingram, Jr., Anzie Engram Jones, and Melvin Ingram.

Left to cherish Geno’s precious memories are: his wife, Minnie Hollis Engram, Americus, GA; his children: Dirk Antonious (Angela) Engram, Stockbridge, GA; Kelby Sherard (Cassandra) Engram, Hampton, GA; and BroDrick Gene Engram, Americus, GA; his siblings: Evangelist Mary Lizzie Williams, Americus, GA; Doris Engram Perry, North Brunswick, NJ; Minister Beatrice Engram, Springfield, MA; and Arthur James (Oneida) Ingram, Americus, GA; his grandchildren: Pastor Christopher (Erica) O’Bryant, Crystal Monique Coley, Quinton Neal Coley, Keldrick Sherode (Kateisa) Engram, Skyler Denson (Akiel) Ray, Dirk Antonious (Kristell) Engram II, Kobe Lewis, Passion Thomas and Ashton Engram; his great grandchildren: Kyra Deona O’Bryant, Aubrey Reid Turner, Caleb George Turner, Christopher Deon O’Bryant II, Dirk Antonious Engram III, Parker Denise Ray, Karmen Nicole Engram, and Kay’lonii Evona Lewis; and a host of many other relatives and friends, including devoted family and friends: Minister Thomas Sims, Fred Dennis “Lil D” (Tracy) Carter, Eurinah Jenkins, David “Ken” Battle, Kelvin (Deborah) Pless, Deacon Johnny Fuller, E.A. Green, James Hollis, Connie Davis and Lorenzo “DJ Zo” Waters also survive.