OBITUARY

Eartha Mae Proctor

February 1, 1935March 12, 2019
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Eartha Mae Chambers Proctor, 84, of Baker, Louisiana, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 12, 2019 at St. Clare Manor Nursing Home.

Eartha was born in St. Landry, Louisiana on February 1, 1935. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church pastored by Reverend Fred Jeff Smith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she remained a faithful and committed member until her death.

Eartha’s academic education occurred in the public schools of St. Landry. She was a 1953 graduate of Capitol Avenue High School (East Baton Rouge Parish); 1956 graduate of Southern University and A&M College (SUBR) Bachelor of Arts (Elementary Education); 1960 graduate of Southern University and A&M College +30 Above the Masters. She was a retired School Teacher with over 30 years of service with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

Eartha was united in marriage to Mr. Lemar W. Proctor (divorced).

To cherish her memories, she leaves, three children: Angela Vanessa, Roxanne Lynette, and Dexter Keith Proctor, all whom reside in Baker, Louisiana. Three grandchildren: Paige, Xavier, and Savannah and one great-grandchild, Joy Proctor all from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Two sisters: Ollie M. Coney and Mildred L. Pipes both whom reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and one sister-in-law: Betty White Chambers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nieces: Carolyn Robinson and Bertha Ann Chambers both whom reside in Sacramento, California, Vera Ricard, Mildred Lovey (Steve), Dr. Valerie Coney, all from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Karen Percival (Steven) Pearland, Texas. Nephews: Jerome Chambers, Sacramento, California, Otha and Cornelious Pipes (LaShawn) both Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Charles Coney (Rene) Atlanta, Georgia, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Chester Chambers, Sr. and Mildred Winn Chambers; brothers: Chester Chambers, Jr., Millard Chambers and Lionel Chambers; a son: Lemar Walter Proctor, II; Two grandchildren: D’Ante Lemar Proctor and Cameron Olivia Proctor.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation which will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 12pm-2pm with services following at 2pm. Burial will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, March 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

Eartha Mae Proctor

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Eartha Chambers as a young girl with hair in plaits.
Age: 14
Year: 1949
School: Bunkie Colored High School

FROM THE FAMILY

Eartha
Age: 16
Year: 1951
School: Capitol Avenue Junior/Senior High School

FROM THE FAMILY

Capitol High Majorettes
Left to Right: Thelma Phillips, Claudia Jones, Eartha Chambers, Joyce Shields and Ivory Hawkins
Age: 18
Year: 1953
School: Capitol Avenue High School
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Freshman
Age: 18
Year: 1953-1954
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Sophomore
Age: 19
Year: 1954-1955
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Age: 19
Year: 1954
Photo taken while living at home on North Street, Baton Rouge, LA.

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Junior
Age: 20
Year: 1955-1956
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Senior
Age: 21
Year: 1956-1957
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Harding Elementary School Faculty Photograph
Date: March, 1982
Eartha Proctor - Second row, first person on the Left
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Eartha Chambers as a young girl with hair in plaits.
Age: 14
Year: 1949
School: Bunkie Colored High School

FROM THE FAMILY

Eartha
Age: 16
Year: 1951
School: Capitol Avenue Junior/Senior High School

FROM THE FAMILY

Capitol High Majorettes
Left to Right: Thelma Phillips, Claudia Jones, Eartha Chambers, Joyce Shields and Ivory Hawkins
Age: 18
Year: 1953
School: Capitol Avenue High School
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Freshman
Age: 18
Year: 1953-1954
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Sophomore
Age: 19
Year: 1954-1955
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Age: 19
Year: 1954
Photo taken while living at home on North Street, Baton Rouge, LA.

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Junior
Age: 20
Year: 1955-1956
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Southern University
Classification: Senior
Age: 21
Year: 1956-1957
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FROM THE FAMILY

Harding Elementary School Faculty Photograph
Date: March, 1982
Eartha Proctor - Second row, first person on the Left
Location: Baton Rouge, LA