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James Junior Capers

1940 ~ 2022 (age 81)


Mr. James Capers, 81, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022 at his residence. 
James Junior Capers Sr. also known as “Mr. C” was born on August 30, 1940, in Kingstree,
South Carolina to the late Henry Wilson Sr. and Ida Capers-McCline. He peacefully entered
eternal rest on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at home.

James moved away from his hometown to Greensboro, NC at an early age. There in North
Carolina he met the love of his life and wife Juanita Carol Williamson. The two married in
August of 1973 and remained that way until her death on January 8, 2016. James worked at
Flowers Bakery upward 18 years. Later he worked at Flavor Rich, where he retired after 30 plus
years of service. After working traditionally, he still found ways to stay busy whether it was lawn
work, handwashing his cars and if you stopped by, he would wash yours too. He loved watching
Walker Texas Rangers, Gun Smoke, and formula one racing. His favorite NFL team was the
Washington Commanders “Redskins.” Aside from watching tv, it was not uncommon to see him
riding bikes around the neighborhood and at park trails.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry Lee
McClorin, Henry Wilson Jr., Joe Louis Wilson, and Carolina Wilson. One special cousin like a
brother Sammie “Rabbit” Capers Sr. also preceded him in death.

James leaves to cherish his influence and loving memories; step-mother: Ola Wilson of Lane,
SC; children: Sylvia Capers-Winston, Daryle Norman, Deborah (Anthony) Pettit, Tejuana
Winnix, James Capers Jr., Jonathan Capers and Diane (Steve) Davis all of Greensboro, NC;
siblings: Emma Parker of Wilmington, NC, Helen Wilson of Lane, SC, Linda (Ron) Harvey of
Columbia, SC, Glen Parker of Lane, SC and Linda Capers of Lane, SC; 19 grandchildren: Jamar
(Nicole) Capers, Tiffanie Smith of Raleigh, NC, Donta (Krystal) Capers, Debresha Pettit, Darren
Pettit, Manuel (Melissa) Winnix, Taylor Winnix of Raleigh, NC, Jontae McRae, Breanna Smith,
Semaj Capers of Philadelphia PA, Alan Tisdale Sr. of Blacksburg, VA, Zakari Capers, Dante
Pennigraft, Tiuana Winnix, Jada Capers, Devon Davis, Kenyatta Davis, Jayceona Capers and
Peyton Capers all of Greensboro, NC; 9 great-grandchildren: Jaida, Keniya, Dior, Mikael,
Khimeal, Nilah, Niori, Alan Jr. of Blacksburg, VA and Jace all of Greensboro, NC; special
cousins: Charles (Dora) Miller and Flander Miller Sr. and Lucilla Frazier all of Greensboro, NC;
4 sisters-in-law: Tonya Stover, Edythe (Ron) Williams, Mildred Williamson all of Greensboro,
NC and Yolanda Alli; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and the Dudley Heights

 A public viewing will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 1pm-7pm at Callands Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022 at H.W. Fields Cathedral 1515 Willow Road Greensboro, NC 27401 with visitation beginning at 2pm and service following at 3pm.

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March 19, 2022

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Callands Funeral Home
1405 Yanceyville Street Suite-E
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405

March 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
H. W. Fields Cathedral
1515 Willow Road
Greensboro, NC 27401

Funeral Service
March 20, 2022

3:00 PM
H. W. Fields Cathedral
1515 Willow Road
Greensboro, NC 27401

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