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Margaret (Capers) Rivers

January 2, 1947 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 73)


Margaret Capers Rivers, 73, entered into eternal rest Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Conway Medical Center in Conway, South Carolina. Born in Lee County, January 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Henry Capers and Winnie McMillan Capers. She attended the public schools in Lee County. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Saturday in the Robert Scriven, Jr. Chapel of  Ephriam  D. Stephens Funeral Home, 230  South Lafayette Drive.  Reverend Dr. Ephriam D. Stephens, Eulogist.   Burial will follow in the Bradford Cemetery. Public visitation will be held Friday, March 6, 2020 in the Robert Scriven, Jr. memorial Chapel  from 3:00 p.m.  until 6:00 p.m.

Margaret didn’t share the dream of having a career. Her dream was to get married and have children. She was more than happy to be the central figure in the lives of her children. Anyone who knew Margaret, knew that her children were her shining star, and that’s all that ever mattered to her. She was a woman of strong spirit, fierce determination, unique courage and most of all, an admirable example of love and faith in our God almighty, our Heavenly Father.

During her most difficult time, she demonstrated strength, resiliency, and faith that she also instilled in her children. From her endurance, she taught her children that through God all things are possible and that we are able to overcome any obstacles that life throws our way. Margaret was a teacher, a counselor, a protector, and a role model. She taught her children to live their lives to its fullest with dignity, love for self and others, and to always have faith in God. Thank you Mom for being the best Mother you could be!

She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Pamela Ann Rivers;  husband, Carl Rivers; parents, John Henry Capers and Winnie Capers;  five brothers, John Henry Capers, Thomas Capers, Abraham Capers, Hayes Capers and Willie Linton; four sisters, Maggie Capers White, Blanche Capers Prince, Lula Mae Lawrence and Rosa Lee Capers.

Margaret leaves to cherish her loving memories three sons, Carl Rivers III  and Eric (Pearl) Rivers both  of Sumter and Steven Rivers of Virginia; three daughters, Margaret Rivers of Charlotte, Sandra Rivers of Sumter and Deborah (Kenya) Rivers of Florence; three brothers, Wayne (Margaret) Capers, of Sumter, Harry Capers of New York and James (Helen) Capers of Florida; two sisters, Martha (Rev. Sammie) Gary of Sumter and Grace Wright, of Florida; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.


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March 6, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ephriam D. Stephens Funeral Home
230 Lafayette Drive, PO Box 1306
Sumter, SC 29151

Funeral Service
March 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Ephriam D. Stephens Funeral Home
230 Lafayette Drive, PO Box 1306
Sumter, SC 29151

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