Velma Capps Weeks

August 24, 2023
Velma Capps Weeks

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Velma Capps Weeks, a beloved member of her community, passed away on August 24, 2023, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Velma was born on May 7, 1936, in Selma, North Carolina, and at the time of her passing she was 87 years old.

Velma dedicated many years of her life to her work, starting as an Administrative Assistant at the North Carolina State University Civil Engineering Department for 22 years. Later, she served with the State of Alaska Public Safety Department for 7 years. Velma’s commitment and dedication were evident in her professional endeavors, leaving a lasting impact on those she worked with.

Outside of her career, Velma had a vibrant personality with a wide range of interests. She adored the color red and proudly supported NC State University as a devoted fan. Known as a Southern Belle, Velma always carried herself with grace and elegance. She found joy in birdwatching, even as her mobility declined and she relied on her lift chair. Of course, red cardinals were her favorite.

Velma was an active member of various organizations throughout her life, including Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Wilmington, Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson, the Red Hat Society, and the Friends Card Club in both Wilmington and Cary. She cherished the connections she made through these associations and valued the friendships that blossomed.

Velma’s education was an important part of her life. She graduated from Selma High School, where she excelled academically and served as the Class Salutatorian. She furthered her education at Hardbarger Business School in Raleigh, graduating in 1955.

Velma is preceded in death by her parents, Hubert Walton Capps and Clentis Wall Capps, as well as her twin brother Elmer Eugene Capps and sister Betsy Capps Pearce. She was also preceded in death by her husband Wayne Weeks.

Velma is survived by her loving daughters, Angela Baker Harris (Randy) and Beverly Baker-Newsholme (Erik), and her cherished grandson Cameron Baker Harris. She is also survived by her sisters Mildred Capps Morgan (Jim) and Verla Capps Lewis, many special nieces and nephews, and her beloved friends Elaine Hill, Regina Kutschka, Helen Courtney, Vera Gadson, and Kathy Meetze. A special thank you to Dr. Dean Karras and staff of Novant Health for their decades-long compassionate care, and to the incredible staff at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, especially Tia, Michael, Shannon and Nancy.

A memorial service to honor Velma’s life will be held 12 noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church led by Pastor Paul Waters.

In remembrance of Velma, she always said, “Tell me you love me while I can hear you and give me flowers while I am living”. May her memory live on in the hearts of those who loved her, forever cherishing the time spent with this remarkable woman.

Memorial donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

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  • October 04, 2023
    Phyllis Henry says:
    Loving prayers for family. What a wonderful lady Velma was.

  • September 11, 2023
    Kaylee Clark says:
    Will never forget the beautiful and vibrant joy she brought to church! For as far back as I can remember (Sunday school age) she was someone I looked forward to seeing at church! Knowing her, and her heart of gold was a blessing.

  • September 06, 2023
    Helen S. Horne says:
    Always an elegant lady. So glad we recently got to talk. Love and prayers to the family.

  • August 31, 2023
    Roland Hamby lit a candle:
    Lit since August 31, 2023 at 8:20:47 PM

  • August 31, 2023
    Roland Hamby says:
    Ms. Velma was one of the most special people God ever created! She never failed to be there for me or anyone no matter what she was going thru. We always ended our conversations with "Go Pack!" and "I love you!" I know you are walking with our Savior in Glory!