Louise Raper

Louise Raper

Muriel Louise Rogers Raper, “Mama-Lou”, 91, of 401 Hastings Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Carolina House Assisted Living.  Born in Columbus County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Rogers and Clara Lee Bullock and was the wife of the late Claude Raper.  Mrs. Raper was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was retired from IXL Cabinet Company.

Mrs. Raper is survived by two daughters, Judith Sellers of Punta Gorda, FL and Debbi Dinsmore of Elizabeth City, NC; three sons, John Muir of Roper, NC, Gary Muir of Kitty Hawk, NC and Greg Muir of Greenville, NC; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lee Cooksey.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Turner officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and at other times at the residence of Kelli and Glenn Jones, 646 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church Youth Program, 1035 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Raper family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. patti and ernie white

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. May your hearts feel some relief in knowing that your mom is now in the loving arms of our lord Jesus Christ. God bless. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Roscoe & Linda White

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a special lady. We had many good times together. I will miss her greatly. Our prayers go out to you.

  3. Patsy Robeson

    Kelli and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Louise was loved and admired by so many.You’re in my heart and my prayers.To Zach and Reid, she loved you with all her heart, but she can rest now. She’s at peace.I love you and I’m here for you. Grandmama.

  4. Donna Ruppart

    Debbi, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother seemed like a very special lady the one time I met her. She is with her Lord now. With love, Donna.

  5. Donna Jones

    I am very sorry for your loss. She and Mr Claude were very good friends with my deceased parents, Otis and Virginia Sawyer, this was many, many years ago.

  6. Joey, Wendy, Jonathan, Michael, Joshua and Matthew

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a kind and loving lady. She will be greatly missed. We love you

  7. Phyllis and Larry Johnson

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. During the short time I knew her she was a very sweet Lady and Mother. She is in a better place. Hope she will see Brenda as soon as she passes through the golden gates. Greg and family we love you.

  8. Ann Weatherington

    Dear Debbie and family,
    I was so sorry to read of your loss.
    Will keep you in prayer. God Bless.

  9. Patsy Keeler

    Debbie and family–So sorry to hear of Miss Lou’s passing. I saw her frequently in the dining room when I went to see mama. My prayers go out to you and the rest of the family.

  10. Gene and Cindie Wyman

    Dear Debbie, Kelli and Family
    So sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope.

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