A Celebration of LifeIn Remembrance ofEvangelist Iva Ree Capers
Visitation:Monday, April 12, 20214:30-6:00 P.M.Washington's Funeral Home405 Elm Street WestHampton, South Carolina 29924 Washington’s Funeral Home endeavors to promote social distancing as well as limit the number of persons during each view. Facial masks will be required for entrance into the funeral home. We ask that you would, after viewing, please exit. This will allow others the opportunity to view as well. Please, no gathering outside afterwards. Thank you in advance.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Islandton, South Carolina 29929
Elder Donald Danner, Officiant
Bishop Paul M. Capers, Eulogist
(There will be no viewing after the Eulogy)
As a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in conjunction with guidance from the State of South Carolina as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Washington’s Funeral Home endeavors to promote social distancing as well as the desire that you wear facial masks during the graveside service. The family thanks you in advance for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time
Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12
On April 7, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Evangelist Iva Ree Capers transitioned home to her heavenly father.
Iva Ree Capers was born on March 23, 1941, in Varnville, South Carolina, to the late John Raymond Moore and Edith Mae Lingard Moore. Iva spent her formative years in Hampton attending the Hampton County School System. As a child, she held membership with St. John Baptist Church in Varnville, South Carolina. However, in 1980, Iva was introduced to the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at Lively Stone Temple Ministries, in Islandton, South Carolina.
Obeying Acts 2:38, she was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and received the gift of the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of speaking with other tongues, as written in Act 2:4. Iva Capers served faithfully in several capacities within the church. She was the Missionary Chairperson for several years at Lively Stone Temple Ministries and for the Atlantic States Council. She was the Leader of Prison Ministries for several prisons in the Lowcountry. She was a member of several choirs: Missionary, Women of Wisdom and Knowledge, Mother’s Board Choir, and a member of the Deacon Wives Committee.
On August 16, 2003, Iva Ree Capers was ordained as an Evangelist, by Bishop Paul M. Capers. She faithfully served within the ministry, for forty-one years. Iva had a heart for witnessing and winning souls to Christ. Additionally, she was instrumental in assisting with the ministry in Bamberg, South Carolina. She was a helper to many and a stranger to none. She truly exemplified Ecclesiastes 9:10 which states, whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
Iva was introduced to the love of her life, Sam Capers, by Elder Kenneth Capers. As a result of the meeting, the two eventually began dating and discussing marriage. With her father’s approval (John Moore), their plans were finalized. They were married at the Hampton County Courthouse on June 13, 1959. They relocated to Brooklyn, New York and was blessed with two beautiful daughters.
She furthered her education with the State of New York. In 1978, they returned to South Carolina, where Iva worked faithfully for many years before retiring from the Hampton County Disability and Special Needs Board.
Iva was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith Moore; siblings: John Raymond Moore, Sarah Holmes, Margie Romey (Brooket), Lewis Moore (Blanche), Herbert L. Moore (Flossie), Jesse Moore (Alma), and Deacon Earlin Avant Moore, Sr. (Evangelist Gladys). She was also preceded in death by her loving grandson, Jamond Keith Riley and her loving granddaughter, Shon’tia Latrell Riley.
Iva leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Deacon Sam Capers; Her children: Sharon Rice (Jesse) of Varnville, SC, Andrea Washington (George) of Chicago, Illinois; a “bonus” daughter, Regina D. Bradley (Joel), of Islandton, South Carolina. She leaves to carry on her legacy a special granddaughter, Kimberly A. Riley, Jesse Q. Riley, Samuel C. Washington, and Breanne J. Washington, Five greatgrandchildren; She is survived by seven siblings: Janese Whitlock (Elder Henry) of Hampton, South Carolina; Evangelist Mary Folk (Deacon Harry) of Hampton, South Carolina, Carrie Patterson of Hampton, South Carolina, Deacon Leon Moore (Irene) of Summerville, South Carolina, Edward Moore (Florrie) of Hampton, South Carolina, Ferrell Moore (Pearline) of Hampton, South Carolina, and Willard Moore (Pastor Sadie) of Hampton, South Carolina; Two sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Capers of Brooklyn, New York, Edith Mae Wright (Willie) of Varnville, South Carolina; One brother-in-law: James Romey (Martha) of Islandton, South Carolina.
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