Bessie Lee Thompson Proctor

Mrs. Bessie Proctor, age 85, of 409 Vermont Dr., Gaffney, passed away Sunday, November 14th, in Spartanburg Medical Center.
Widow of Hubert Leo Proctor, Sr., she was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Maggie Davis Thompson.
She was a 1955 graduate of Granard High School and a graduate of Cherokee Vocational School with a degree in Practical Nursing.
Mrs. Proctor was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church where she served as Senior Direc-tor of the Buds of Promise Choir for over 40 years. She was also a member of the Nurses’ Guild and former Gospel Chorus. She retired from Cherokee Memorial Hospital after 25 years as a Ma-ternity Nurse.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lola P. Mayberry, her brother, Jerome Thompson, a sister, Ruby Proctor, and grandson, Rashaun Haywood.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: her children, The Reverend Dr. Teresa Black (The Rever-end Dr. Larry), of Spartanburg, SC, Vanessa Proctor Mayberry (Darrell), Andrea Proctor, of the home, Hubert Leo Proctor, Jr (Wanda), of Columbia, SC, Minister Gloria Smith (Bishop Kirk-land), of Duncan, SC; son-in-law, Darren Mayberry, of Rock Hill, SC; sisters, Dorothy Dewber-ry, Bennie Knuckles, Shirley Jamison, Pernice Knuckles, all of Gaffney; sisters-in-law, Tinnie Watkins, Carolyn Burgess, both of Gaffney, Joyce Mackupson, Louise Gardner, both of Spar-tanburg, Shirley Alexander, of Chesnee, Beverly Thompson, of Gaffney; brother-in-law, Robert Watkins (DeeDee), of Inman, SC; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grand-child; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J.W. Sanders, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 409 Vermont Dr., Gaffney.