Jeffrey Alan Proctor, was born the ninth child of Edward L. and Georgia Proctor on November 18, 1951, in Harrisburg, PA. Jeffrey attended William Penn High School, graduating in 1969. It’s at William Penn where he met the love of his life, Lillie Mauldin. Jeffrey attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Communications and Community Development. Shortly after, he began working for AMP Incorporated (now TE Connectivity) and was a highly respected businessman and colleague. He remained with the company for 40 years and retired in 2014.
Jeffrey began seeking God as a high school student while attending Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. He was baptized, and began a rich spiritual journey which also included membership at First Assembly of God. Most recently, he was an active member at Zion Assembly in Harrisburg, participating in bible study groups, teaching in children’s classes, leading in the marriage ministry as well as the security team. He was also involved in community outreach and served at the Bethesda Mission. He and Lillie were admired for their strong marriage of 48 years and the way they raised their two daughters, Zalika and Zakiya.
All who knew Jeffrey knew him as a hard worker and a devout family man. He was characterized by kindness, integrity, and a witty sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and preferred family time over any gift or material possession. There was no length he was not willing to go to support his daughters and their various interests. As they grew up and had their own children, this same devotion extended to his sons-in-law and grandchildren.
Jeffrey was an avid music lover who especially loved smooth jazz and dancing with his beloved wife. It was rare that you would encounter Jeffrey not listening to music. Even as he deteriorated in health, he would often ask for his headphones so that he could listen to music. He also had a deep love for sports. He especially enjoyed watching, playing, and debating all things basketball. He was a proud member of the PIAA and enjoyed more than 30 years as a basketball referee.
In April of 2018, Jeffrey was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. Despite this difficult news, he showed great resilience, continuing to exercise and keep a positive spirit throughout his treatment. He continued to spend quality time with family and friends and put his faith and hope in God. Miraculously, he outlived his prognosis by 4 years.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers Bruce, Anthony, John, and Ronald Proctor. He leaves to celebrate his life and memory his loving wife of 48 years, Lillie, daughters Zalika (James) and Zakiya (Jonathan), grandchildren Siyani, Noah, Zahari, Ezra, and Elias, siblings Edward Proctor (Sara), Sandra Mosten, Sharlene Walker (Jerry), Patricia Reynolds (Robert), Lawrence (Mae), Marcella Proctor, Terrence Proctor, and Tamara Cooksey (Michael), Sister-in-law Rosalyn and Viola Proctor along with a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you make a donation to either the American Cancer Society or the Bethesda Mission in Jeffrey Proctor's name.
We would like to thank everyone who provided tireless and necessary support throughout this journey. The family especially recognizes Joann Chisolm, Marcella Proctor and special friends Clifton and Vanessa Edwards, Henry Walker, Earl and Terresina Brown, Sharon Daniels, and Elizabeth Jones who were consistently present to help throughout the duration of Jeffrey’s illness.
Additionally, we acknowledge the staff of Home Instead and Mama Nans Healthcare agencies, as well as Homeland Hospice who provided care throughout Jeffrey’s time on Home Hospice. In particular, we appreciate Angelo Evans and Wendell Murry for their kindness and attentive care.
Lastly, we thank Pastors Raleigh and Renee Wingfield and the Zion Assembly family for their service and support.
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