Renae Claudette Jackson Byrd (Ingram Jr) was born June 4,1988 in Chula Vista ,CA to Roderick Allen Ingram Sr. and Renae Claudette Jackson Ingram Sr. She was raised in San Diego, CA and Portland, TX. She was the youngest of two children. She started dancing at the age of 2, and at 3 she was accepted at Wegeforth Academy in San Diego, CA., She attended East Cliff Elementary School and Gregory-Portland Middle School also in Portland, TX, North Wood Middle School in North Little Rock, AR. Mills University Studies High School in Little Rock, AR. She then transferred in 10th grade to Fletcher High School, Neptune Beach, FL. She graduated at the age of 16 from Potter’s House Christian academy in 2005. Renae began her collegiate studies at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, majoring in communications. She transferred to Jacksonville University majoring in Communications and Print Journalism, minoring in Photography.
Renae chose to dedicate her life to Christ at the age of 5 at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church where she was baptized by her Poppa (Father). She always made an impact at an early age whether she was in school with her peers or family. To know Renae was to know she loved GOD. She continued her impact by participating in a Praise Dance Team throughout the city. Religious instruments & Christian Harmony
(R.I.C.H). Renae also sang in a National Recording Gospel Group, Body of Christ Youth Covenant Choir. While in college, Renae continued her influence as the Editor and Chief of Jacksonville University Campus Newspaper, The Navigator. She became extremely in love with photography. Her view through a lens captured life beautifully and she presented photographic images that are still cherished to this day. Photography was truly her secret passion.
In 2014, Renae became the Godmother of her sister-cousins daughter Mia Cummings and boy did she love her as if she were her own. That was the thing about Renae, no matter who she came across, you felt her love as if you known her your entire life. She counseled, she prayed, she loved, she influenced, Nae will go on her face in prayer for a stranger because she saw the need in people and wanted them to know she cared. Renae had a heart of gold.
On August 4, 2018, Renae began her union to Isaac Byrd Jr. where they began to start their life together. They had many plans to do great things together. She is part of the brains behind and Co-founder of the Infinite Bliss Jazz series. They loved to travel and one of their biggest goals was to have children. She was a great wife and also as mother to Isaac B Byrd III. She honored and loved her family deeply. In the 2 years they were married, their love for one another was felt wherever they went together. The gift of Isaac B Byrd III is a lasting gift she left her husband on earth.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: husband, Isaac B. Byrd Jr.; her baby, Isaac B. Byrd III; parents, Roderick and Renae Ingram Sr.; brother, Roderick A. Ingram II (Kiono); father and mother-in-love, Isaac and Gloria Byrd Sr.; sister-in-love, Talatha Sherrill (Michael); grandmother, Lillian R. Ingram, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and sister cousins.
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