December 10, 1944 – September 2, 2020
"In that great getting up morning fare ye well, fare ye well. Good news the chariots are coming. So glad the chariots are coming and I don't want to be left behind."
Shirley Rose (Fleming) Capers left this earth, peacefully, on September 2, 2020. We are sure she is in heaven now playing the piano, singing and praising God for the "good news" of her homecoming to join him and all of our relatives and friends who have gone before her.
Shirley Rose (Fleming) Capers was born on December 10, 1944 in Abbeville, Alabama to the late Major Fleming and Ida Lela Fleming. Throughout her childhood, she was active in the St. Peter Baptist Church in Abbeville, Alabama. And, she often played the piano for the church choir.
Shirley graduated, with honors from the Henry County Training school in Abbeville, Alabama. She attended Tuskegee Institute (now, Tuskegee University) in Tuskegee, Alabama for two years, Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey and served two years in the United States Air Force with an Honorable Discharge.
Shirley retired from Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shields, Newark, New Jersey in 2004. Shortly after her retirement, she relocated to Colorado Springs, CO where she remained until her death. She also worked at the Amber Trading Company in Port Newark, New Jersey and the Public Service Electric and Gas Company in Newark, New Jersey.
Shirley's favorite pastime activities were going to play bingo several times a week and playing games on her iPhone. She also loved checking-in and corresponding with family and friends on Facebook.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband - Moses Capers; mother and father - Major Fleming and Ida Lela Fleming; and, three brothers - Carl Fleming, Cary Fleming, and Maezo Fleming; She is survived by her only child - Gary Moses Capers; two sisters; Annie C.(Polk) Driver (Douglas Polk and Freddy Driver-both deceased) and Dr. Mary (Fleming) Thurman (Lt. Col. Daniel Thurman); a host of nieces and nephews; great nieces ad great nephews; and, numerous relatives and friends.
We pass this earth - only once. While we are here our hope is to leave lasting impressions on the lives we encounter. Shirley Capers gave her all to those she encountered - whether a relative, a friend, or a stranger that she hardly knew - she spent time showing them that she cared deeply. She appreciated people - she appreciated life.
REST IN PEACE - OUR BELOVED SHIRLEY CAPERS
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September 21, 2020
To the family, I'm so sorry to hear about Shirley rose,I was hoping to get down to see her... But prayerfully I'll see her in the resurrection.. love and condolences to the family
September 18, 2020
Rest easy Shirley. You were among the few who cared about us being successful. You taught us the “ropes” about so much, including life. You are a special spirit and will be missed!!
September 9, 2020
To my friend Mary Thurman and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of your dear sister and family member. I know how special she was to you how and I am certain that you were equally special to her. May she rest forever in peace.
September 7, 2020
An extremely very nice Classmate in High School and in Life who will be remembered. R.I.P.
September 7, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I know she was a big light in your light.
September 6, 2020
My dear Cousin Shirley Fleming Capers, you paved my way and was instrumental to me getting my career started at PSEG CO and I thank you for being that link in the family chain that lead and inspired me through all of my successes. I am going to miss hanging out with you as you exposed me to many of life’s cultures I’m going to miss your morning Facebook greetings and talks. May God greet you with his ever loving arms. May you RIP Love you always .....Cousin Brenda Goodson
September 5, 2020
So many memories of Aunt Shirley visiting our family in my younger years when Mama and Daddy her brother were still here. Nothing but Love. Always Enjoyed Her in Colorado Springs when there were Family get togethers over the years. So Happy that You were and Always will be apart of My Family’s Life. My Heart is Full. Love You Forever ❤️❤️❤️