Monty Williams Delivers a Powerful Speech at Wife Ingrid’s funeral


“We didn’t lose her. When you lose something you can’t find it. I know exactly where my wife is. I’ll miss holding her hand. I’ll miss talking with my wife.” Monty Williams



The fact that Monty can stand up and speak at his wife’s funeral, in front of family and friends shows an indescribable strength. OKC Thunder’s Assistant Coach and Pelicans former head Coach Monty Williams wife Ingrid, age 44, died on February 10th.  after being involved in a car accident. Three of the Williams’ children were also injured in the accident, but were later released from the hospital. William’s speech strongly echoed his Christianity beliefs and provided the courage to forgive the driver who killed his wife, saying “We cannot serve the lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness.” The driver hit William’s SUV head on and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The couple had been married for over 20 years and share 5 children ages 5 to 17.

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Ingrid & Monty Williams

Over 900 people were in attendance including many NBA coaches and players, who traveled to the funeral to support the Williams family. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Williams family and people affected by this tragic event.



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