Willery Capron Obituary (1923 – 2022) – Baton Rouge, LA

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Willery Eunice Singletary Capron, a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, died March 7, 2022 and was born on All Saints Day, November 1, 1923, in Gonzales, LA, where she resided until she meets Edward C. Capron, Jr., at a ball at age 19. They married and continued dancing together for 72 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, friend and employee as well as a participating member of various national churches, communities and organizations including the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, EX-POW Red Stick Chapter, Baton Rouge Chapter of Woods and Waters Association, The Women’s Auxiliary of the 9th Armored Division 73rd Armored Field Artillery Association, The Baton Rouge Women’s Bowling Association and Broadmoor United Methodist Women’s Fellowship (UMW). His job was to work at the Dalton department store, while Eddie was in service to his country, office manager at JC Penney’s, and his last job was caring for 3-year-olds at United Methodist Church in Broadmoor five days a week, while their parents worked. Willery loved children and this 20 year job was one of the highlights of his life. His hobbies included porcelain painting, bowling, puzzles and bridge. She was versatile and for many years she performed statewide as “Minnie Pearl” with the Minnie Pearl dress, shoes and hat with the price tag! His last performance at age 92 was at LSU for 400 cadets. She knocked down the house! Willery is survived by his three children and their spouses; Don Capron, Sr., son and wife Jennifer; Narlene Capron-Frausto, daughter and husband, Marco; Charlene “Charlie” Cappo, daughter and fiancée, Waylon Vickery; four grandchildren, Don Capron, Jr. and his wife, Kerry; Richelle Sims Pearson, Paul Swanson Rushing, III and his wife, Liz; Brandon “Heith” Rushing and his wife Michelle; six great-grandchildren, Hayley Douglas, Cade Capron, Katie Sue Capron, John Ransom “Rantz” Pearson, IV, Paul Swanson “Baby Paul” Rushing, IV, Parker Montgomery Rushing; two sisters, Zula Dupuy, Kathleen Thompson and her husband Clyde; one brother, James Singletary; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-great-nieces and nephews. Willery was predeceased by her husband, Edward C. Capron, Jr.; parents, Thomas Watson and Mary Ann Stevens Singletary; brothers Paul Singletary and wife Muriel, Lowell Singletary and wife Mary Ann Singletary, Fuqua Singletary; Sister Molly Veda “Bea” Prince and her husband, Raymond; brothers-in-law Russell Dupuy, Othmar Capron and wife Wanna; Sisters-in-law Shirley Singletary and Dot Singletary, as well as two nieces and two nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at House of Grace, Med Pass and St. Joseph Hospice, long-time caregiver Wanda Kemp with the help of other caregivers; too many to mention. Willery lived a life committed to loving and serving the Lord, who prepared a place for her, which she will henceforth call “Home”. Services will be held March 17, 2022 at Faithful United Methodist Church located at 14253 Hwy 431, St. Amant. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until services begin at 12 p.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. A reception will be held after the funeral.

Published by The Advocate from March 12 to March 17, 2022.

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