Early Friday morning, April 12, 2019, our precious, gorgeous Mary Mai flew through the gates of Heaven.

She probably knocked St. Peter over; that's just our Mary. It's Heaven, so she probably didn't hurt him. Her joyful exuberance infected everyone around her while she was here with us. She was loved by her grandpa, who was waiting for her, and I am sure he shouted "Maria" when she got there.

Mary left behind the greatest joy of her life, her son Lukas. She will also be missed by her parents, Chuck and Nancy Ingram; her grandma, Joyce Ingram; her seven siblings, Lisa Kevorkian-Gonzalez, Kristy (Casey) Cleere, Nick (Nicole) Kevorkian, Amanda (Charlie) Sands, Katie (Ben) Miller, Baldwin (Maddy) Ingram and Jenny (Brandon) Rarick; 15 nieces and nephews; her uncle, Patrick (Tabitha) Ingram; her aunt, Sally (Ron) Lowe; cousins, Hannah and Delaney Ingram and John (Nicole) and Brian (Cheri) Lowe; her sweetheart, Matt Freeman and Halie; and so many others who loved her so.

Our hearts are broken, but we'll see her again. In lieu of flowers, please take the time to fill out a form at Donate Life America, or make a donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The family received friends Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. Funeral services followed. Burial was held Tuesday at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood.

Kyker Funeral Home of Harriman is serving the Shinpaugh Family. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com