Ingrid E. Williams

Ingrid E. Williams

1971 – 2016

Ingrid Williams Obit PicIngrid Elaine Williams, beloved wife of Monty Williams, devoted mother to Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah & Micah, and cherished friend to all, went home to be with the Lord in Edmond, Oklahoma on February 10, 2016 at the age of 44. A Celebration of Life service will be held on February 18 at 2 p.m. at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.

Ingrid was born on April 2, 1971 and was the treasured daughter of James and Veda Mitchell Lacy. While attending the University of Notre Dame and competing in track and field, she and Monty started their lifelong partnership and commitment to serve. Blessed with 20 years of marriage, their mutual love and commitment to Christ and to one another has built a foundation ensuring that their children will continue to have many opportunities to grow in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with both God and man.

Ingrid was a rock and inspiration to everyone she touched, often writing notes of encouragement and inspiring scripture verses to others. As the wife of an NBA player and coach she inspired many beyond her immediate family, quietly sharing her many gifts with anyone in need. She loved to read her bible and encouraged others to do the same. Ingrid and Monty co-authored a book Look Again 52 as a guide to explore scripture through the year. Ingrid enjoyed organizing “Sanctuary” retreats for family & friends across the United States. Her family attended Faith Bible Church in Oklahoma City.

Ingrid was preceded in death by her brother William Lacy and is survived by her husband and children, parents and siblings James and Renee Lacy and Mark Doss. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. Ingrid left us a legacy of strength, wisdom, loving kindness & generosity. Her unfailing example of a beautiful life well lived will enrich our hearts forever.

The family wishes to thank all of those whose love, comfort & prayers have helped support them through this time. For more information about Ingrid’s life and legacy or to leave online condolences, go to

Ingrid’s Celebration of Life Ceremony on February 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. will be at Crossings Community Church.  In lieu of flowers, the Williams family has requested that friends honor Ingrid’s memory through the FaithWorks of the Inner City: 1300 S. Byers Ave, OKC, OK 73129.

UPDATE:  The family has decided that the Celebration of Life Ceremony will not be available for viewing online.


86 thoughts on “Ingrid E. Williams”

  1. Larry & Karla Kibbe

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams’ family. Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. What a wonderful person Ingrid was. The world needs more like her.

    Larry & Karla Kibbe
    Weatherford, OK

  2. On the behalf of Pastor Carlton G. McCarter and the Morning Star Church of Christ; we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will surround you with His love, peace and comfort. May God bless you in this difficult time and know you are in our prayers.

    Carlton G. McCarter, Pastor

    CC: Elder Sylvia Cofield

  3. Vic and Carolyn Talbert

    Monty you and your children will stay in out prayers. Ingrid was a beautiful person inside and outside. So happy that she was in our lives for a short time in New Orleans.

    Vic and Carolyn Talbert

  4. Vic and Carolyn Talbert

    Monty you and your children will stay in out prayers. Ingrid was a beautiful person inside and outside. So happy that she was in our lives for a short time in New Orleans.

    Vic and Carolyn Talbert

  5. Renesha Thompson

    Upon hearing about Mrs. Ingrid Williams’ untimely passing, my heart was truly saddened. Although I did not know her or her family personally, I can only imagine their incredible grief and sorrow at this trying time. As a fellow follower of Christ and NBA fan, I just felt compelled to offer Mrs. Ingrid’s family and friends my condolences. May GOD’s abundant peace surround you all during this time. Philippians 4:7

  6. Dear Monty and Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. We have just fabulous memories of all of you while you were in New Orleans. Ingrid left a lasting impression on my family, and we are grateful to the Lord for having known her.
    Love you guys,

    The Youngs, Chris and Lisa

  7. God Bless you and your children Monty,
    You have lost a very dear companion, and the world has lost an Angel. Please accept my most Heartfelt Sympathy and condolences at this painful loss for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. May Ingrid’s soul – Rest in Peace and Salvation in the Gardens of Heaven!!

  8. Melanie (Richardson) Knight, Seneca Knight and Seneca Sean Knight


    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    The Knights,
    Seneca, Melanie (Richardson), Seneca Sean

  9. Byron Tucker


    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful wife. I only wish I could provide the words to make your hearts heal.


    The Tucker Family
    Byron, Tina, Braxton and Bryson

  10. The Power and Bonacci Families

    James, Veda, Monty and Children,

    Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of Ingrid. How truly amazing a woman she was! May God bless all of you. Please let us know if we can help you in anyway.
    2 Corinthians 1:5

    With love,

    Shelly, Steve, Melanie Power & Don Bonacci, Sr.
    San Antonio

  11. Marsha MasonWonsley

    Dear Coach Monty,

    Please know I along with my family (Roger Mason Jr.) are praying that the peace of God the passes all understanding will surround you and keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. He alone is our peace. Philippians 4:7

    We as others are with you and the family at this very difficult time.

    Marsha Mason Wonsley and Family


    I was absolutely heartbroken to hear of Ingrid’s passing. I had the honor of meeting her during their days in San Antonio as her hairstylist. She and Monty such a lovely couple. She was always the sweetest person. Rest in Peace Sweet Angel. My prayers and th0oughts are with the many family and friends but especially her husband Monty and beautiful children. That God give them the comfort and peace as only He can in the days , months and years ahead. Love and prayers, Kim Anderson, San Antonio Texas

  13. Michelle Mazza Gray

    Monty and children,
    My heart is breaking for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Ingrid was such a special lady and a TRUE ANGEL on this earth. She is now walking streets of gold with our Savior and she is now your heavenly angel. Praying for you all daily. May you feel the loving arms of Jesus holding you all every day.
    Love to you all.

    God Bless You,

    Michelle Mazza Gray

  14. Linda in Louisiana

    After my husband told me of Mrs. Williams death, I began to read about her life as a wife, mother, friend, coach’s wife and special lady. I pray her precious children and her adoring husband along with all her family and friends will find comfort in the fact they had the pleasure of knowing Ingrid. May her love and dedication to her God and fellow man continue to shine through each of you. RIP sweet Ingrid. May God comfort and give each of you peace in the coming weeks and months. Cherish your memories always.

  15. Stuart & Beth Brown

    Dear Coach Monty and family,

    We are so distraught over this news. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and wishes to you and your family. We know what an amazing, warm and caring person you are from our son (Jason), who speaks of you with affection and admiration.

    Your kindness, humility, leadership and love of those around you is a testament to you and Ingrid. We wish you the best and are certain that all the love and affection you have shown to others in your lives, will come back to comfort you during these most difficult times. May Ingrid will rest in peace and we hope that you and your children find the strength to carry forward her great legacy of kindness, love and devotion.


    Stuart and Beth Brown
    Philadelphia, PA

  16. Reggie & Ruth Escalante and Family


    May you and your family continue to live a fruitful life of good works, continuing to honor the mission that you and Ingrid began.

    Your leadership and spiritual good works continue to inspire many, and the Spirit will return that to you and your family in multitude during this trying times.

    Just like during our Camp Schmidt days from G. Gardner Shugart Middle School, your compass will help you find your “true North” which will help you remain focused in life. 🙂

    Ruth, my family and I will be with you in spirit in the upcoming Celebration of Life.

    God Bless You,

    Reggie Escalante
    Orange County, CA

  17. Dear Joyce, Glenn, Monty, Children and Family

    Reflect on the goodness of your angel on earth and incorporate her ways and walk in your lives. Prayer is our greatest salvation and Jesus is the answer. “Footprints in the Sand ” and “Earth has no sorrow Heaven can not heal”. Blessings and love
    Ladi Di “Love Poet”

  18. Wanda Harding

    Dear Monty and Family,

    My prayers are with you and the family for God’s comfort and peace during this time, and in the days ahead. What a beautiful legacy you all inherited from Ingrid, and a true blessing to all who knew and loved and were forever impacted by her life.

    In His love and peace,

    Wanda Harding
    Laurel, MD

  19. Marvin smith


    Please accept my sympathy. There’s no words I can say to comfort you and your family. I only know you through TV but I will pray for you my brother.

    Marvin smith and family
    Brooklyn NY

  20. Yvette A. Woodley

    Monty and family,

    So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all.
    May God continue to strengthen you and your children.

    God bless!

    Love, the Woodley’s
    Orlando Florida

  21. Jeff and Amber Libbert

    Dear Monty and family,

    As I think back to church in New Orleans, and my first meeting with ingrid,it was as a fellow mom, we were both sitting just outside the service, she was soothing a younger one, and we talked, laughed and connected in joy of the journey.
    Ingrid exuded grace, faith and joy. She was Gods light, so warm and loving.
    Our hearts ache for the pain this side of heaven that passing brings.
    We are continuing to lift your family up in prayer, peace and comfort, until reunited and hearing those precious words,”Well done, good and faithful servant .”
    Much love to you all,
    Amber & Jeff Libbert

  22. Heidi Henrickson

    Dear Monty and family, close friends of Ingrid,

    I knew Ingrid in Paw Paw at school. I was a challenging classmate, someone who just didn’t fit in. I expressed that in the way I looked and acted. Ingrid treated me as she did everyone else. That equality of action is central to creating a better world and I believe Ingrid understood that, even as a teenager herself.

    Ingrid was compassionate and kind to me, polite and encouraging. She is a role model for the way we should all treat one another — regardless of our stage of life.

    I am sorry to hear of your loss, but I hope these words will offer comfort when you need it.

    My very best,
    Heidi Henrickson
    Paw Paw High School 1993 graduate
    Helsinki, Finland

  23. Linda White,Oxon Hill Maryland

    I don’t know you personally Monty, but have known your mom through church. She shared a book with me that you and your wife co-wrote. Her joy and love was evident when she would share about her visits with you and your lovely wife, Ingrid. We talked about our love for our grandchildren. I remembering sharing one of my favorite scriptures with her, “I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in Truth” 3rd John:4. We believe God works all things for His Glory, may your hearts find His Peace,in the coming days..knowing we will meet again…Sincerely, Linda White

  24. Shirly Wilkins

    To the Williams & Lacy Families:

    Earth has no sorrow heaven cannot heal. Our hearts are saddened and heavy by the loss of our beautiful cousin Ingrid. Please know Shirley Wilkins and the entire Wilkins Family are praying that the peace of God keep your hearts and minds and always remember God will never leave you nor forsake you.

    Love the Wilkins’ Family

  25. Patricia Franicevich

    To the Williams Family

    We met through the Pelicans and my Laser Tag facility in Metairie where I had the pleasure of interacting with your beautiful family. I am truly heartbroken for you at the loss of such a wonderful person. But I believe that because of her Christian influence, you will all find peace. I pray for you all, that you find strength and comfort. Please know that many people are thinking of you and sending love and prayers. I wish there was more that I can do but prayer is the most powerful thing of all.

    The Franicevich and Laser Tag family
    Metairie, Louisiana

  26. John and Latoya James

    It is our prayer that God will keep Monty Williams and his family in his eternal care. We our so sorry to hear about your loss, just remember you have the prayers of many supporting you in this difficult time.

  27. Darryl Cowan, Jr.


    You, your kids, and the rest of your family are most definitely in my prayers during this time. We love you, and will continue to lift you and your family in prayer.

    “For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.” -Lamentations 3:31-33

    Darryl Cowan, Jr. & Family

  28. Christina & Macy co-workers Josie Douthit

    We were so sorry to hear of Josie Douthit’s (Monty’s aunt) niece’s passing. We will keep all of her family in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Josie is like our big sister at work and when she hurts we hurt.

  29. Pastor Waymond Duke

    To The Williams Family:

    On behalf of Forest Heights Baptist Church I would like to tell you that we were extremely saddened to hear of your loss. During this most difficult of times we are all praying that you will be surrounded by God’s grace and mercy as well as being filled with His love, peace and comfort. As you lean on Him during this time, may you find the strength and courage to help you get through each day, one day at a time. The hope we all find during a time like this is God’s promise that one day we will all be together praising our Heavenly Father and Savior. God’s blessings.

  30. Tami Haines, Athey Creeker, Portland, OR

    I had the privilege of being in a Bible study with Ingrid when she was pregnant with her youngest child. Every time she opened her mouth, wisdom and grace poured out. It was an honor to learn from her. My prayers are with the Williams family. I am deeply sorry for your loss, yet I rejoice that we will see Ingrid again in heaven. God bless you.

  31. To Coach Monty and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I hurt for your loss because Mrs. Ingrid was definitely a woman of grace and kindness. My sons cherished each time she greeted them before, during and or after games. Her smile will never be forgotten. Just know that she is a true ANGEL watching over all of you until you meet again.

    We love and miss all of you in New Orleans. May God’s blessings continue to comfort you now and always.

    The Rowan Family
    Charmaine, Kenneth Jr. and Kendal

  32. Dear Monty and family
    I did not know your wife and family personally, but was saddened of the thought of this tragedy. She touched so many lives and lived an example of God’s love..a wonderful legacy. There aren’t words to soothe the pain and hurt. May you feel the comfort, peace and strength only God can provide in the coming days.


  33. Dear Coach Monty and Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah,

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. God is a Healer of broken hearts…..

    Jeffrey Coprich,Jr.
    UC Berkeley

  34. Dear James and Veda Lacy

    I cannot tell you enough how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful daughter. As you may remember, Ingrid was our babysitter for my children when we were you neighbors in Paw Paw. My children loved her as did we. Even though it’s been 30 years since we have seen her, she was never forgotten as we talked of her often. That’s the impact that she left with us and I’m sure many more. The human world will be a lesser place without her. However, for those of us who believe in heaven, we know exactly where she is right now. RIP Ingrid.

  35. Christi Gibbs

    Williams Family:

    May God abundantly bless you all to grieve and heal in your way and on your time and to return to a stable balance in your life. As someone who lost a brother unexpectedly, along with 6 additional relatives within one year (including my mother and father), trust me when I say God will give you the strength, comfort and guidance you need to make peace of this unexpected tragedy. I never realized how extra strong I truly was until the time came for me to put it to the test. It’s amazing what God will do to heal your heart. From all of the wonderful things I have heard about Mrs. Ingrid Williams, it is apparent that she was a beautiful woman with a genuine heart, who touched the hearts of many others. Her legacy will live on through you.

    God bless your family!

    Christi Gibbs
    OKC, Avid Thunder Fan

  36. Marsha Thompson

    To The Williams Family:

    May the bright shining halo of your angel now in heaven light your paths during the dark hours. May God’s mercies heal your pain.

    Marsha Thompson
    OKC Thunder Fan

  37. To the family of Mrs.Williams, I can’t begin to express words of sorrow. May the God
    of peace bring you some comfort in this great time of need as only he can.

  38. Triscelyn, Paitlyn and PJ McDonald

    Dear Coach Monty and Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah:

    Our deepest sympathy to you. We are praying constantly that your faith in God will

    comfort you and be all that you need. Cast all of your cares upon the Lord for He cares

    for you.

    Yours in Christ,

    The McDonalds

    New Orleans

  39. Veda, James, Monty and your precious children,

    No words can express the sorrow and tragedy of the loss of your beautiful daughter, wife and mother. Your family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. What an amazing and beautiful woman she was and leaves a great legacy for her children. Ingrid will never be forgotten.

    Ruth Holler

  40. Melissa (Rocha) Chike

    Dear Williams Family and Lacy Family,

    You have all impacted my life in some shape or form. Back when I was in elementary school Ingrid was my Sunday school teacher at Eagles Nest. She always made class fun and exciting. She made everyone feel loved and genuinely loved on everyone around her. I am so heartbroken over this but I know that we will see Ingrid again in heaven. I am praying for peace, mercy and grace over your families during this tough time. May His peace surround you all and carry you through.


    Melissa (Rocha) Chike

  41. Dr. William A. Barks-Dale

    Praying for you, Monty and your children. I’m sure you have wonderful memories!

  42. Charlene Dillard

    To James and Veda, Monty, & the children,

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Ingrid. It is truly a blessing to know that her life touched so many people. Praying for peace, comfort, healing, and strength for you all during this difficult time. Love you!!

    Charlene & the North Carolina Lacy cousins

  43. Carolyn Williams

    My thoughts and prayers are with you asking that God gives you all that you need to keep close and comfort each other.

  44. Monty, Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah & Micah,

    My heart breaks for you — praying for comfort, healing, and blessings during this tragedy. May God be glorified in your sorrow and your joy.



    You are in our prayers and hearts.

    Thanks for the support you extended to our church; Friendship Community MBC,

    God be with you Williams family and Children be strong for your Father. He will need the support of you all.

    Friendship Community Missionary Baptist Church
    Members & Pastor/Teacher Dr. Reginald D. Holmes

  46. Scott & Debbie Barbato

    Dearest Monty, Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah,

    Our hearts were very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and in the coming days ahead.

    God Bless each of you and give you strength, and comfort in your wonderful memories and in each other. We are thinking of you always.

    Scott and Debbie Barbato
    St. Petersburg, Florida

  47. Phyllis Loggins

    My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. I didn’t know your wife and family personally. I work at the Chesapeake Arena . It saddened heart, but i can tell a story of her life how she has leave a legacy for years to come. Mrs Inigrid did a Good Work for her Savior Jesus Christ. God arms are open wide to receive his Servant. Well done Mrs. Inigrid Well done they good and Faithful servant Well Done.

  48. Chrissy Campbell

    I just want to give my condolence to my cousins. Ingrid was such a beautiful person. To have someone like her in our family has been such a blessing. Her unconditional love and good spirit she shared will never be forgotten. To Monty and the kids, love yall to the moon and continued blessings over you all.


  49. Angie Milligan

    My deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the William’s family and to all that loved Ingrid. May God grant you strength, comfort, and healing during your sorrow as you journey through this heartbreaking loss. Ingrid’s legacy will continue to be a beacon of light that illuminates the world and a testament to God’s greatness. May you find peace in the joyous memories of your beautiful wife and mother.

    Angie Miligan
    Oklahoma City

  50. Delores Deverney

    Dear Monty,
    While praying for you and the kids this scripture was gently impressed in my spirit; “…
    And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.” (Phil. 4:7,9)
    Your family has touched many lives!!!

  51. Rhonda Boucree Barney

    Dear Coach Monty and Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your children. I can’t even imagine what you and the kids are going through right now. Just know that you have the whole city of New Orleans praying for you. Keep your trust in the Lord and he will see you through this. I do know that Ingrid was a loving and caring person. The Lord needed her in heaven so he called her home. You now have your own special guardian angel to watch over and car for you. We all love you and will continue to pray for you and the kids.

  52. Courtney Cheek Couvillon

    Lael, Faith, Janna and family,
    We are deeply sorry for your tremendous loss. Miss Ingrid was a shining light to all who met her. You girls and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love to you all,
    Courtney, Emma and Stella Couvillon

  53. To Coach Monty and Family,

    We, your brothers and sisters in Christ cry with you as you wrap your minds and your hearts around this lost. Coach, God gave you and the kids a special blessing and that blessing was Ingrid. He gave you the best of the best and for that and that alone continue to glorify his name. Weep, because she deserves your tears and know that she didn’t want to leave you. We don’t know the day or the hour so we have to live life as she did. She lived in the Lord’s grace and she honored her steps in his words. I wish all of God’s blessings on you and your family at this very difficult time.


    Your Sister in Christ


  54. My thoughts and prayers are going out to the Williams family! may it somehow give you peace of mind and ease your sorrow, too! to know that! Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted… Matthew 5:4) God’s blessings be with the Williams family! Love to all! Dorothy Mallard and family.

  55. Barbara and Roy Picou


    Roy and I are praying for you and your family. We feel that it has been an honor knowing you, Ingrid and your children for the short period of time you were in our city and at Calvary. The world is definitely a better place for Ingrid having been here.

    Roy and Barbara Picou

  56. The Disciple Women of the National Convocation Christian Church Disciples of Christ extend out ddepest sympathy. Our prayer are with you at this time. Please know that we are available for any requests that are needed by Marilyn and family.
    Wanona Redd DWM preaident

  57. Jeanne Stinziano

    To the entire family, Bob and I have been praying for you all! I have the warmest memories of Ingrid from Eagles Nest. She shared God’s love and wisdom with me and all the woman at our Tuesday bible studies. I still use today the “touch and agree in Jesus name” that she shared with us. I am touching and agreeing now for surpassing grace and love to you all in Jesus name!

  58. Yvette Dinvaut

    Dear Monty, Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah,

    Please accept our most sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of Ingrid. It was very clear to all who knew her how much she loved and cherished all of you, and of the closeness you all shared. We will always cherish our memories of the time spent with her as our girls played along side yours during the basketball and softball seasons at Country Day, along with her good nature, smile, and genuineness. Ours, along with the entire Country Day family is praying for all of you. May Ingrid always rest in peace in God’s loving arms, and may you feel His enduring comfort and grace during this most difficult time.

    Dwaine, Yvette, Lauren, Camryn, and Kelsey Dinvaut

  59. Monty, Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah, and Micah:

    Ingrid was such an angel and a blessing to all! I recall the last time I visited when you all were living outside of Philadelphia. Ingrid repeatedly expressed that she wished she give me something, or do something for me as I was preparing to leave. Such an Ingrid expression! Always taking care of others in such a loving, sincere and selfless way. Little did she know that simply spending time with my old friend was more valuable than anything. She was the only friend I made during my time at Notre Dame mainly because I knew her heart was so genuine-and she could really make me laugh!

    Please know my prayers and love are with you all. While I don’t think anyone can make sense of this, you all were so blessed to have had heaven on earth in Ingrid for all too short a period of time.


  60. “The Lord giveth and The Lord hath taken away” but in the taking My
    heart was broken that day!”

    This is an excerpt from a poem I wrote entitled ‘Jamie’ about a young
    woman who was killed by a dump truck that hit her car, on the very day
    her boyfriend was going to propose. Never can we figure out everything
    in this life.

  61. My deepest sympathy to the family. Hold on to your memories and faith! To be absent of the body is to be with Christ.

  62. The Charles Family

    Rest Well Mrs Williams. Monty stay strong brother and our prayers are with you and your children.

  63. Kathleen Theodore

    Thanks for lifting me up and blessing me with your faith! I know that God will work it out and that you and your family will be okay. Ingrid is in heaven singing like the angel she is, watching over you and your children. God Bless You!

  64. Offering sincere condolences. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. The Bible gives us a sure hope that very soon we will have the opportunity to see them again by means of the resurrection (Acts 24:15) May your family find comfort in God’s promise of paradise (Psalm 37:29) where there will be no more pain, sickness, or sorrow due to death (Rev. 21:4,5) (

  65. Thomas Papadakis

    Monty and kids

    I’m a Bible banger and sports fan and only know of Ingrid’s life and death just recently through ESPN. Even here in Greece, the impact of Ingrid’s commitment to Christ is being felt. The Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 15:19 that us Jesus freaks are actually the most pitiful of all people on earth for our cowardice and/or intellectual dishonesty if we play the “Jesus card” when convenient while having no real assurance that Jesus Himself really did raise from the dead and is living and ruling today as the Bible says He is. Well … PRAISE GOD … Jesus really is the risen, living Lord, and your dear Ingrid really is herself risen and living with Him in heaven, God will continue to be faithful to you all as you continue to look to Him. I and many others are so thankful to God for the testimony of Ingrid’s life, and we’ll continue to lift you up to our Jesus in this very difficult time for the strength and comfort that He surely will provide.

    In Jesus, Tom

  66. Ron and Cassa Good, Billie Jo Dennis

    Thank you for your inspiration. Know how much Oklahoma loves you and your family, and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  67. Brother Monty and family,

    Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints. Although I do not know you personally, we are knit together by the bonds of Christ Jesus, being in the same body. I give thanks for your powerful testimony of faith and endurance as you face a time of temporary separation from your beloved wife, and mother. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ supply you with comfort and joy, and may your love for the appearing of Christ only increase. For, we know that when He appears, those who have gone on before will be raised and we will forever be with the Lord. Look to Jesus and you will be satisfied.

    Serving a risen Saviour,
    Tasha Sims, Joplin, MO

  68. Andre S. Fontaine


    My prayers are with you and your family during this time. The spirit of God is in you and your wife will always be with you and your children.

    Andre S. Fontaine
    C/O 89

  69. Lewis Codington

    So very, very sorry for your painful, heavy loss. May the Father give you his presence, grace, and courage each moment in the days ahead.
    Lewis C.

  70. My dear cousin Ingrid, whom I named my daughter after. You are both asleep in death, but I look forward to seeing you both again at the great resurrection in the near future. I am so proud of you. To Monty, I loved your wife Ingrid, my beautiful cousin, so much that I named my oldest daughter Ingrid and you and the kids will see her again soon. I hope you find comfort in this scripture.

    Hosea 13:14
    14 From the power of the Grave I will redeem them;
    From death I will recover them.
    Where are your stings, O Death?
    Where is your destructiveness, O Grave?

  71. Kristie Rolke Smith


    So sorry for your loss. I remember from Notre Dame how much Ingrid loved you.
    Sending peace to you and your children.

  72. Eileen Spears

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. The entire family will remain in my prayers and thoughts. May your faith and trust strengthen you all during this time and always.

    God bless and keep you all.
    Eileen Spears, NOLA

  73. Derek & Terry Steward

    We are heartbroken for your loss. Our family will pray that you and kids have strength and comfort from God, during this difficult time. As you already know, keep looking to the hills, from whence cometh your help. God will supply all of your needs.

    May God Bless You All,
    Derek & Terry Steward
    Baton Rouge, LA

  74. Anne Mattson

    Be blessed at this time and thank you and your family for showing in the flesh what Christ is in his spirit. You are a fine example of those who follow our Lord.

  75. Dear Monty, children, and the Williams and Lacy families,

    Although I was never fortunate enough to meet Ingrid or Monty, I first came to learn of of their strong Christian faith and selflessness as a freshman in college, when I too was diagnosed with a life threatening disease that cut short my athletic career. Reading of Monty’s humble acceptance of his plight, and Ingrid’s support and reassurance that God has a plan and could heal Monty’s heart, both literally and figuratively, was a comfort and inspiration to me, and has enabled me to accept and embrace my own ailment as part of God’s divine plan. They were and are shining examples of how dedication and love of the Lord has ripple effects beyond one’s ability to perceive it. Ingrid and Monty’s example helped me grow in faith, and they’ve never met me.

    As a lifelong Irish fan, I too became a Notre Dame student when I attended grad school there, and already Monty and Ingrid were my favorite Irish athletes of all time. As a student, and now alumnus of ND, I have felt a closer connection to them both. Please know that the Notre Dame community is lifting you up in prayer during your grief, for your comfort and healing, and for the repose of your dear wife, mother, daughter’s beautiful soul. She will always be with you and you will see her again, in the comfort and paradise of the Lord’s beatific vision.


  76. Beverly Scala

    To the Williams family,
    I want to say that your family was a breath of fresh air to our neighborhood, in Louisiana.
    Monty, I remember when you all first moved there, I saw you digging up the grass along the street and planted ground cover. You actually found time to do this yourself , with all that was going on with your new move and new job.
    Then I read that you were very close to your grandfather, and enjoyed landscaping at an early age.
    I also remember that whenever my husband and I saw you, and wished you luck on the up coming game, your reply was ” it’s in God’s hands”!
    Ingrid was the sweetest, kindest, most God like person I ever met. She would walk with the boys to the neighborhood playground, talk to the people there, while assisting the little one on the slides and climbing equipment.
    Ingrid always had that beautiful smile , a soft voice, with words of faith.
    As she would drive down the street , always picking up or dropping off the kids, she would toot the horn , if I was outside , and I would do the same to her .
    When I brought cookies to them, she would thank me, and the kids would thank me with there beautiful smiles too.
    It hurts now when I pass the house without you all, the playground is not the same.
    I ordered something for the family to remember Ingrid.
    It was something that has always reminded me of her. I will text you Monty if your old number is still good.
    Ingrid didn’t just become an angel, she was an angel walking, on earth !
    Monty you two were an unbelievable couple. You took the high road with the Pelicans, and you did it again with the lady that hit Ingrid.
    I strive to be like you in life . Love to you and the family , Beverly & George

  77. Nancy Gordon

    To Monty and Family,
    I met you and your family at your mother’s home several years ago, but I felt like I already knew you from the dozens of conversations I have had with Joyce about you. Joyce and I have been friends for over 20 years and she has always been so proud of you and your accomplishments. She loved Ingrid so much as her very own daughter. My heart is heavy at the loss of Ingrid and I pray for you and your children as you mourn her loss. You have a lovely family and I know the Lord will bless you continue as you continue on this earthly journey.

    Peace and blessings,
    Nancy Gordon

  78. Dear Coach Monty and Family,

    Thanks for sharing information about the woman you married.
    It was a marriage made in Heaven. I will continue to pray that you find peace and not question, why. Your wife has served her purpose in Gods eye and although this is quite painful, I know you will see the children through this difficult time.

    May God continue to be with you and guide you.
    Friend in Christ

  79. Hope Laird

    May Our Good Lord continue to surround you and comfort both you and your family at this difficult time. God is too wise to be foolish, too kind to be cruel, when you don’t understand his hand, trust his heart. My family and I continue to pray for you.

  80. Tyndall family

    Our hearts break for the Lacy and Williams families. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers and send our love and deepest condolences to you all. May God keep you safe and comfort you. Ingrid holds a special place in our hearts.

    God bless you and give you strength.
    Michele and Manny

  81. Jason and Angel Scott

    Monty, we are praying your strength in God during this difficult season. We pray that God comforts each and every one of you all. Please know that the Scott’s are always a phone call away. We will always be here for spiritual support and prayer on you all’s behalf. We also send prayers to the other family that was involved.???????????????????????? Ingrid was a great person, wife, mother and friend to many. She will definitely be missed.

    1. She was such an angel and she will be missed truly. She was such an inspiration to everyone.

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