Everiet Mulberry Proctor, better known as “Retty,” died on May 12, on St. Thomas. She was 72 years old.
She was preceded in death by parents: James Herbert “Ishmael” Proctor and Roma Sylvia Gumbs; grandparents: Ivan Gumbs, Margaret Gumbs and Henry Proctor; brother, Arcus Monsel “Mancy” Gumbs; sister, Juel Carty; and niece, Sheran Proctor.
She is survived by her children: Juel “Eckie” Proctor, Desmond “Shandi” Proctor and Elesa Coleen Mulraine; grandchildren: Tiffany David, Javille and Kerwin Brooks, Jamal Mulraine Rodriquez, Michael Jamie Webster, Janneicia, Jamoi, Jackoy, Jarie Mulraine and Jeavon Mulraine Francis; great-grandchildren, including Jamyra and Jameia Todman, Jah’Sai and Osayande Rodriquez, Ja’Nee and Michael Webster and Anerin Webster; siblings: Desmond “Dennis” Proctor, Joyce Proctor, Ethney “Ethlyn” Brooks and Robert “Robin” Gumbs; uncle, Cuthbert Gumbs; brothers-in-law: Audley Carty and Joseph Brooks; sister-in-law, Marcia Gumbs; and aunts-in-law: Erymn, Lyra and Kareen C. Gumbs.
She is also survived by nephews: Vincent Proctor, Eugene Pemberton, Ivan Stephens, Lyndon Brooks, and Rasheed and Samuel Gumbs; nieces: Shalyn Proctor, Jacintha (Hankie) Proctor, Gail Diane Gerard-Muller, Joy Rodriguez, Vincia Brooks and Violet Richardson, Ticia, Tricia and Tenisha Brooks, Gillian Brooks, Kimberly, Khadija and Lalah Gumbs; great-nephews: Kyle Proctor, Shomari and Shovari Proctor; Etiene and Edwin Brooks, Allen Richardson, Ralph Giles, Jayden Stephens and Kevani Greaves; great-nieces: Christine and Jamilah Rodriguez, Kayla Muller and Joneisha Philbert; Hollia, Jayda and Shynia Stephens, Alianna McDuffie, Aliyah Richardson, ShaKevia Greaves, Aloe and Amarilis Brooks; and great-great-nieces and nephews: King Rodriguez-Gray, Khia Gray, A’lah Autry and Prodigy Espaillat.
More survivors include close cousins: Millicent “Eda” Gumbs, Freeman Gumbs, Mae Gumbs, Raymond Proctor, the family of the late Cassilda Adams and others too numerous to mention; and many special friends: Premier Victor Banks, Mary Gumbs, Crispin Gumbs, Maurice Connor, Vera Mohammad, Nena and Gretel Carter, Bernadette Lorainey, Priscilla Gumbs, Patsy Niles, Tony Morton, Sydney Gumbs, Stephanie Fleming, Daphine Rogers, Ivy Mills and family, Lucien Proctor, Elkin Lloyd, Caddis Rogers, Patricia “Knocky” Gumbs, Travelle Charles, Lucas Reid, children of the late Edna Armantrading, Clorita Rogers, George “Giggy” Brooks, Stanley and Margaret “Muggie” Reid, the Anguilla United Front family, the entire North Side, the Valley and Stoney Ground communities.
Other survivors include extended family: the late Freeman “Heno” Gumbs, Warner Gumbs, Ernest “Son” Gumbs, Elvin Gumbs, Illidge Gumbs, Reginald “Reggie” Gumbs, George “Berty” Gumbs, and Benjamin “Ben” Gumbs, Vaughon Richardson, Edwin Gumbs, Jimmy Gumbs, Joseph Gumbs, John Gumbs, Samuel Gumbs, Prince Gumbs, Drucilla Gumbs, Jane Richardson, Nathan Proctor, Phillip Proctor, John W. Proctor, Josiah Proctor, Albert Gumbs (also known as Grammar Cock), Charlie Proctor, Margaret Proctor, Susan Gumbs, Ethel Richardson, Mathilda Proctor and Leoncene Gumbs; other relatives: Lauris Vanterpool, Eudlin Ruan, the famliy of the late Albert R. Lake, Alton Ruan, Winifred Hodge and Elaine Labeet, the Hodge, Franklin and Richardson families of South Hill, the Ruans of White Hill, and other relatives on Anguilla and abroad too numerous to mention.
She was born on June 16, 1947, on the island of Anguilla, British West Indies. Tributes will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery.