Wake services will be at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Brooklyn, Georgia. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Paul Milton, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slaughter Creek Cemetery, Brooklyn, Georgia.
Mrs. Napper was born on November 20, 1915 in Richland, Stewart County Georgia to the late George Radney, Jr. and Ida Campbell Radney. She was preceded in death by her six (6) brothers, Clarence Radney, Fletcher Radney, Emmitt Radney, Albert Radney, Otis Radney and Luther Radney; and two (2) sisters Della Ethel Goggins and Ola McCray. She was educated in the public school system of Stewart County.
Mrs. Napper was a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Georgia. She served in every facet of the church she loved so well. She also served with her husband in various churches where he pastored. She was a member of Yule Tide Chapter 383 O.E.S. Mrs. Napper served in the Marion County School lunch program for a total of 23 years. She worked at the Marion County Elementary School from 1963-1975. The last ten years (65-75) she was transferred to Tri-County High School when the school was first opened and worked as an assistant during this time. As a community leader, she served others through her many acts of kindness. Her hobbies included working in her beautiful flower garden, canning fruits and vegetables from her garden and sewing.
She was married to the late Rev. Faval Napper. She was blessed to be the mother of eleven children and wife of Rev. Napper for some fifty years. She was preceded in death by David Napper, Eldridge Napper, Elner Napper, Sr., Anna Bell Minter, Ada Napper Butts, Georgia Napper Hill, Henry Napper, Ossie Napper Williams, and James Napper.
After her health began to decline she moved into the home of her niece, Mrs. Delores Swan (Eddie), who cared for her, along with her niece, Corene Averett (Jesse). She later moved to the Loving Hands Personal Care Home in Columbus, Georgia until her death.
Other survivors are one sister Seretha Radney Jackson, Detroit, Michigan; children, Willie “Toby (Flora) Lithonia, Georgia, Christine Napper Brown (Charlie), Atlanta, Georgia, Elizabeth Napper Smith, Hartford, Connecticut; her adopted “son” Leonard Minter (Dorothy), a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relative and friends.