Leon Ruben Camper, better known as "Stinky", by his family and friends, was born to the late Ella Mae Camper and Leon Johnson on June 20th, 1951 in Cambridge, Md. He went home to be with our Lord on February 13th at Chesapeake Woods in Cambridge.
Leon attended public schools at Mace's Lane High and Graduated from Cambridge High School in 1969. He was in the first integrated class to graduate from Cambridge High during forced integration in 1969 and was a Honor student. After graduation Leon started working at the Cambridge State Hospital for a few years and then transferred to Baltimore and worked for the Maryland State Health Department. He was a phlebotomist and was very good at getting patient's blood. When no one else was able to obtain blood from a patient, Leon was the one to call. Some of the patient's would only allow Leon to draw their blood. He really liked doing this and he was excellent at his job.
Leon loved to dance and was very good at it. He always knew the latest dances and would teach them to his cousins and friends. He could dance all night long. In his later years, when he couldn't move like he used to, he loved to watch music video's of Rihanna and Beyonce. He also loved to watch scary movies and shop for clothes.
Leon was a faithful member of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore and also sang on the choir, even solos. He loved going to church and praising GOD, but after suffering a stroke was not able to continue attending.
Leon was preceded in death by his mother Ella Mae Camper, father Leon Johnson, three brothers, Walter aka Chubby, Robert aka Tennie and Kenny Stinson, and also, one sister Lois Stinson, aka BeBe. Leon also had a special friend that preceded him in death, devoted and long time faithful friend, Thomas Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memories three sister's, Patricia Lee, Patricia Hughes (Marvin), Joann Chase and one brother Raymond Chase. Uncles, Robert Camper (Kay) and Theodore Parker. Aunts Bernice Pinkett and Dorothy Camper. Leon shared special relationships with his extended family in Baltimore, Doris and Richard Milbourne, along with their son, Little Richey, who he spent many Holidays and special occasions with. Special cousins Chipper Wilson, Bonnie Camper, Starr Essex (Jeryl), Sharon Palmer, Cassandra Camper, and Bruce Camper. Special friend Helena Perry and her kids and grand kids. Peggy and Judy Ross were special friends, along with Randall Banks, Carvel Smith (Little), Kim Butler and Cheyenne Blanko and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.