Betty Joann Proctor

March 31, 1930September 2, 2019

Betty Joann Proctor, age 89, of Kennesaw, GA, passed away on Monday, September 2nd, 2019. She was born on March 31st, 1930 in Huntsville, AL to the late Thomas O'Dell Boggs and Edna Williams.

Joann Proctor was proceeded in death by her husbands, Thad Thomas Proctor and Ronald Barry Burton; siblings, Milton Lee Boggs (infancy), Dorothy “Dot” Austin, Sarah Thomas Walls; sons, Charles Thomas Leslie, Thad “Milton” Proctor, James “Perry” Proctor & David Mark Proctor.

Joann was known by many names by many loved ones. She leaves a legacy of stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, niece, great nieces and great-great nieces & nephews of whom she often bragged about and loved as dearly.

Joann was a woman of faith who thru the years had been active in her church and sunday school. She loved to travel and enjoyed many trips over her lifetime. Joann loved her flowers and enjoyed gardening & creating various arts & crafts, most recently she loved her coloring books. She loved her little dog and companion Tilly. Joann was the storyteller of the family, always keeping the family on their toes. She was a strong woman, the matriarch and well loved by all who met her.

The family invites you to join in the celebration of her life.

The family of Joann will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral service to honor her life will begin at 2:00 PM in the chapel. Mrs. Proctor will then go to her final resting place at Pine Ridge Memorial Park.

The family has entrusted the services and care of Betty Joann Proctor to Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. 2950 Cobb pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152, 770-422-7299.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, September 7, 2019


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Christia Johnson

September 5, 2019

My Grandma was one of a kind. She filled my childhood with awesome memories I'll cherish forever.
Every summer my mom would take us to visit and when arriving we always expected big hugs and kisses and puppy love! We got to sleep in the cool bed connected to the den that had my favorite quilt on it, it was yellow I would always request it to be placed on the bed. Our cookie baking adventures began the minute we put our bags down. Candy dish always full for us and boy did grandma always have stories to tell! I use to love sitting in her den in her recliner while she rocked me and sang to me til I fell asleep. Her hot tub was always something I looked forward to. Her and my Grandpa kept my summers alive! Walks to the park right down the road and playing cards and crossword puzzles were another great memory. I'll never forget the summer she let grandpa take me along with him to work, he took me to this huge place that had a mechanical bull and I got to ride on it and didn't last 5 seconds. When we went to grandma's we had very few rules. One rule, if broken....well, let's just say you didn't want to break it and make grandma mad...
My grandma was truly someone that brought a smile no matter how you felt. Her laugh was always funny. And I would always look forward to her phone calls to check on us and when I had my children boy did she love them.
When she got her a facebook she would ask under the pictures "When are you bringing my babies to me?"
Grandma will be missed, but also she will be carried on with us. I will always cherish my memories with her. She was one of a kind.

Katie Proctor

September 4, 2019

I was privileged to be part of Joann’s family for the last 5 years. She was always full of laughter and a story. We had a running joke of how awful my cooking was. One time I tried to bring a Easter bunny cake over and it’s ears had been burned off, she laughed and laughed and never let me live it down. I always enjoyed when she cooked, she tried to teach me how to make gravy and cornbread dressing. I’m grateful for how much she loved her grand children and great grandchildren. One time we were looking at bunnies and Jesse pointed to the white one and said “that’s grandma”! She loved that boy so much, we will miss her so!

Wendy Dexter

September 4, 2019

Grandma made us laugh, knew every story & loved living life. She walked they the deepest darkest valleys and kept going. She had grit, strength & unparalleled determination. It was going grandmas way always. She loved everyone in a unique way, I think she was able to make each person feel they were her favorite. Grandma was full of advice & wisdom, she was a fighter & loved deeper. She knew just how to say & do things that would make you look twice. We had the privilege to love her & be part of her legacy. A piece of my heart is truly in heaven. I will miss our talks, our dinners, I’ll miss being with her here on this earth. We will see you on the other side. 💗 I know you are seeing all our family & hope you are eating your sweets & watching some amazing birds.

Dessa Austin Howe Ennis

September 4, 2019

My aunt Joann was the fun aunt. My most memorable moment was when she took me to see ”Rosemary's Baby”. When it was over, I had to explain the movie to her. I was 14 years old at the time. Her only comment was ”Oh”. She and I laughed so hard. Although I wasn't very good at keeping up with her I truly did love her. May She go in peace and God be with her family. Love Dessa

Brooke Burton

September 4, 2019

My mama Joanne was so special to me and my brother Damien she was more to Us then just a step mom. We had so many special moments of laughter and tears She was a special person in are life’s she will be greatly missed by all of us.Fly with the angels mama. 🙏❤️🙏