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Memorial Service

Jonesboro Cemetery
Wednesday October 17th, 2018

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St Luke United Methodist Church
Wednesday October 17th, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Anne Ellen Presbyterian Proctor

Anne Ellen Crowder Proctor, 81 of Sanford passed away Friday October 12, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday October 17, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. There will be a reception immediately following the service.


The family is thankful that her passing came suddenly, without suffering. She spent the final weeks before her death comfortably at home, in the care of her longtime caregiver, Shameka Dowdy. She was attended at the hospital at the time of her death by the family of her nephew, Kirk Bradley, Deanne Bradley, and Aidan Bradley of Chapel Hill.


Mrs. Proctor was born in Laurel, MS, the daughter of the late William Napoleon Crowder and Annie Mae Dunn Crowder. Her family moved to Sanford when she was 12 and she remained a Sanford resident all her life. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where for many years she was an active participant in Thursday Morning Bible Study and Keenagers. She enjoyed her membership in her Chicora Literary Club, Birthday Club, and the Hampton Ponds Homeowners Association.


She was a 1959 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, she became a primary school teacher in the Lee County public school system. Later, she worked in the Employment Security Commission in Lee County. She spent most of her career as a mother and homemaker, but remained devoted to education, serving occasionally as a substitute teacher.


Mrs. Proctor is survived by her son, Frank E. Proctor, and his wife Ellen and granddaughter May Lee Proctor of Hong Kong; her brother Robert F. Crowder and his wife Cindy of Rocky Mount; and her sister-in-law Patricia Bradley of Chapel Hill.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford NC 27330.

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Frank, We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We were not able to attend the services because of being out of town but please know you & your family were & continue to be in our prayers. Knox also sends his condolences.

Bob & Barbara Hughes Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM

To the family,
I just want to express my sincere condolences to the loss of your love one. Death is a powerful hurt and the last enemy that plague all of us. (1 Corinthians 15:26) But there is a hope for your love one. The scriptures tell us that there is going to be a resurrection and Jesus, under the direction of his heavenly Father, Jehovah, is going to bring those out of the memorial tombs. (John 5:28,29; Psalms 83:18) So, even though mourning is something we will all do when death occurs, please remember that your love one is safe in Gods memory.
Again, please accept my condolences, and if there is anything you would like to know about Jehovah, his Son, Jesus, and what they are planning on doing in the future, please visit our website at www.jw.org.

J. Bryant

J. Bryant Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

A The Color of Memories Table Arrangement was ordered on October 16, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family for your loss of your loved one in death. This loss can be so overwhelming, I have found comfort in God's promises that one day you willsee your beloved again, for Jesus assures us at John 5:28-29 there is going to be a resurrection. As you rememberyour precious Mom, grandmother and friend may the God of all comfort strengthen you and bring you peace today and the days ahead.

SMouton Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM