James “Greg” Gregory Raper

November 7, 1969 - July 25, 2023
James “Greg” Gregory Raper

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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.

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  • September 03, 2023
    Aimee Pelland says:
    I am so sorry for your loss to the family. I knew him well and am shocked at the news. Love you all.

  • August 20, 2023
    Dawn Alligood Tetterton says:
    Sending love and prayers to Allison, Jason and all of the family. So sorry for your loss.

  • August 20, 2023
    Dawn Alligood Tetterton says:
    Sending prayers and love to Allison, Jason and all of the family. So sorry for your loss.

  • August 19, 2023
    Betty Slade says:
    So sorry to hear of Gregory’s passing. I have happy memories of him and his mom when he and Billy were in cub scouts. Judy and I were scout leaders and took the boys on some fun trips. Condolences to his family. 🙏

  • August 12, 2023
    Penelope Radcliffe says:
    Sending love and prayers to Jason and Allison during the days and weeks ahead.

  • August 11, 2023
    Mike & Cathy Slade says:
    So Sorry to hear of Greg's passing ! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Family and Friends !

  • August 08, 2023
    Dolores Morgan says:
    To the family & friends: much love to all of you. I have special memories in the classroom with the Raper children. A joy to remember!

  • August 03, 2023
    Jackie Earl Farmer says:
    Mr. Jimmy, Allison, Jason, Laura and family I'm so sorry to read of your loss. May you feel the hugs full of comfort and prayers being sent your way.

  • July 29, 2023
    Carol and John Hartman says:
    Jason, Laura, and family, We are so sorry to read of the passing of your brother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers are with you as you go through this sad time for you all. Love, John and Carol Hartman

  • July 27, 2023
    Susan Jordan says:
    So sorry for your loss. Allison, you and your family are in my prayers!