As these words rang, "Servant of God Well Done," so shall the life of Bishop Luther Capers also ring. The general overseer of the St. Paul Pentecostal Church of God, Inc. and lifelong resident of Islandton, South Carolina; Bishop Caper’s legacy will continue to live on in the heart of his sons, siblings, grandchildren, and all that knew and loved him.
Bishop Luther Capers, affectionately known as Sonny, was born to the late James G. and Hannah B. Capers on May 9, 1933. He departed his earthly life on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in the Colleton Medical Center of Walterboro, South Carolina. Bishop Capers was educated in Colleton County schools. He later met and married the love of his life, Anneal J. Capers on June 25, 1955. To this union, three children were born: Larry D., Garry W., and Barry L. Capers.
Bishop Capers was employed at Westinghouse Electric inHampton, South Carolina and retired after 38 years of service. He received the gift of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongue. When the Holy Spirit touched him, he would sometimes leave the church through a window opening and shout his way back in the church. He was called and ordained to preach the gospel and later became pastor of the St. Paul Pentecostal Church of God, Inc. in Islandton, South Carolina. There he preached and taught God’s word until his last sermon on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was also the general overseer of the St. Paul Pentecostal Church of God Inc.
Bishop Capers loved farming and raising hogs until his health would no longer permit. He was very generous with produce from his garden to others. He loved his tractors and farm equipment (fixing them was always a top priority).
He leaves to mourn his sons, Larry D. (Moronica) of Varnville, South Carolina, Garry W. and Barry L (Terease) Capers of Islandton, South Carolina; sisters, Eldress Luetta Mitchell and Mother Irene Middleton of Tampa, Florida; brother, Deacon Herman L. (Patsy) Capers of Varnville, South Carolina; sister-in-laws, Mrs. Rebecca G. Capers of Brooklyn, New York, Evangelist Carrie Capers of Islandton, South Carolina, Mrs. Della E. Gibbs of Rosedale, New York, Mrs. Ollean Ancrum, Mrs. Evelyn (Frankie) Williams, Mrs. Dorothy Jamison of Columbia, South Carolina, Mrs. Hattie (Arthur) Gant of Walterboro, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Mr. Issac J. (Barbara) Crosby of Islandton, South Carolina; 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; special friends of the family, Elder Charles Wright, who he viewed as a son, and Ms. April Aikens, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many caring friends.
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