James Gregory Raper, born on November 7, 1969, in Lynchburg, VA, passed away on July 25, 2023, in Chocowinity, NC. He was a devoted son, brother, and uncle, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Gregory led a fulfilling life as a Landscaper, finding joy in his work and taking pride in beautifying the natural world around him. He had a wide range of interests, including listening to music, watching movies, and exploring the ever-evolving world of technology and computers. His curiosity and passion for these subjects were evident to all who engaged with him.
However, it was Gregory’s unwavering love for his family and friends that truly defined him. He cherished the close relationships he formed during his high school years, holding them dear to his heart throughout his life. Gregory was a reliable source of support and always sought to bring joy to those around him.
James Gregory Raper is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Judith Ann Raper. He is survived by his father, James Robert Raper, his brother, Jason Robert Raper (Laura), his sister, Judith Hennasey, and his nieces and nephew: Judith Gibbs, Shelby Raper, Lindsey Cook, and Joshua Hennasey. Their memories of James will forever be cherished, keeping his spirit alive in their hearts.
While we mourn the loss of Gregory, let us also celebrate the life he lived and the impact he made on those fortunate enough to have known him. His presence will be greatly missed, but his memory will continue to inspire and bring comfort to all who loved him.
May Gregory Raper rest in eternal peace.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is assisting the Raper family.