Lori Proctor Obituary, Death – This is the very first time I have ever posted on Facebook, and it is easily one of the most difficult things I have ever done. When Lori went away a week ago, we lost a guiding light, a source of happiness and love, and a beacon of calm. Many of you are already aware of this fact. She was and always will be the love of my life, and she was the center of the universe in our world at home, especially for Dylan and Eva. Both of them looked up to her as if she were the center of the universe. As the kids and I go on a journey that we did not anticipate and for which we did not make any preparations, it is difficult for me to even begin to picture what lies ahead of us.
After giving it some thought, I’ve realized that Lori has already put us in the position where we can meet the challenge head on, just as she has done many times before for many other people and in so many different ways. A good number of you are aware that this came easily to Lori. It is impossible for me to adequately express what Lori has meant to us and what she will continue to mean in the future.
As we head into the holiday season, it is my sincere desire that everyone of us can continue to demonstrate the same level of altruism that Lori brought into the world. This is a time for kindness, laughter, and peace to be disseminated around, for people to share love with one another, and for people to take care of one another.
Give yourself a few minutes at the beginning and end of each day to think about the people you care about and the other people on this train we call Earth. In this upcoming year, seek information from those who are wiser and teach those who choose to learn. I would like to paraphrase a few profound words that were said by Duane Allman. Enjoy being alive and strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be. In addition, I would want to express the hope that everyone of us is able to show love to those who are in need of it and be open to receiving love from those who are prepared to give it. Give others around you the opportunity to know and experience the love that you have for them, and do so without reservation.
On Thursday, December 22, we will be remembering Lori and celebrating her life at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, which is located at 1722 Oak Grove Road in Decatur, Georgia 30033. Everyone is invited to come. For the memorial ceremony that will begin at 11:00 a.m., we will start taking visitors’ names about 10:00 a.m. We plan to give additional information and will distribute that material both on this page and through other ways. This will contain many methods in which those many individuals who have kindly offered to aid might do so.
We are only beginning to learn how to navigate our journey without Lori, who has been more than just our companion but also our guide. The outpouring of love and support that we have received has been tremendous. Your love, generosity, kindness, and support have all been a source of optimism and relief at this difficult time. I can only speak for the rest of the family when I say that there are no adequate words to express how grateful we are.