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Vera Faye Avery Capps


Baptized into the hope of Christ resurrection

Vera Faye Avery Capps (nee Fortune)

Dear Daughter of the late June and Margorie Fortune of Illinois

Loving Mother of Walter Eugene (Anne) Avery Jr. of Elmwood, IL., Craig Thomas (Kelly) Avery of Urbana, IL., Eugenia Rosanne Nicholson of St. Louis, MO and Rhonda Lynn (David) Avery of Clyde, OH

Cherished Grandmother of Walter Avery, David Avery, Chrystal Avery, Amanda Avery, Stephanie Brittor, Tera Wilkes, Brock Nicholson, Samantha Avery, Angel Rankin, Ryan Avery, Tiffany Ford, Ed Christy, Brent Nicholson, Lee Christy and Billie Jean Herrmann and 27 great grandchildren

Dear Sister of the late Myron Fortune and Vena Donaldson

Vera was a Mother-In-Law, Daughter-In-Law, Sister-In-Law, Aunt, Great-Aunt, Niece, Cousin and Friend

Vera spent her whole life playing the piano and singing for church services, weddings, funerals and just for fun.

She was a foster parent, worked for Urban League, EEOC and a Nutritionist for the University of Illinois Extension Program.  Most recently she acted as a caregiver for many of her beloved friends.

Vera was a member of various churches throughout Central Illinois and Alabama and an active member of AARP.

There will be a visitation on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 12:00 Noon-2:00 PM, at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, immediately following the visitation.

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