Camilla Allyn Proctor

Dr. Camilla Allyn Proctor, age 79, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021. Born in Nash County, NC on September 16, 1942, she was the only daughter of the late James Elwood Proctor and Elizabeth Boone Proctor. Dr. Proctor graduated from West Edgecombe High School where she excelled academically and went on to attend the University of North Carolina with her sights set on becoming a physician. She accomplished this goal graduating as a Doctor of Medicine in 1968. Dr. Proctor then went on to complete fellowships in Ohio and Mississippi, before deciding to return home to Eastern NC. She moved to Nash County, then in 1990 she returned to her home in Edgecombe County, where she lived until being called home. Dr. Proctor made Rocky Mount and Nash General Hospital her home, as a physician and as a friend to her colleagues and patients. She opened her own practice in 1976 where she treated her patients for 44 years, finally closing the doors in 2020. Dr. Proctor is known for many things, sleeping in the nursing circle with her head in a chart, rummaging through the staff refrigerator or sleeping in one of her patient's hospital rooms but most importantly her compassion and concern for her patients was her priority. She would sit and listen to her patients for hours if that was what they needed and they loved her greatly. She treated patients with the goal of seeing them walk out, as well as held their hands when they took their last breaths. Respected greatly by her colleagues and peers, some would say she was an institution in the health care community. She will be missed and remembered by the many that knew her and knew that she cared for people and her patients above all else. She is survived by her only son, Thomas "Tom" Edward Schill and his wife, Jenny Boone Schill of Temperance Hall; her only grandchild, Reed Thomas Schill, whom she loved with all she had. She will also be dearly missed by her family friend Melinda Williams and her husband James and her faithful dog, Sugar. A Celebration of Dr. Camilla Proctor's Life will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Rev. Larry Boone officiating. Visitation with the family will follow the service until 8:00 PM in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Dr. Camilla Proctor's memory to My Sister's House, P. O. Box 7665, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.