ForeverMissed
The Angel's sang a hymn, praising her warmth, her strength and kindness, as they took the hand of one of their own and provided an escort for Miranda Kay Proctor through the gates of Heaven. At the family home in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, her life on earth came to a quiet end July 3rd, 2021. In her last days she was surrounded by Bill, her husband of 35 years, her son Bradley, and loving, dedicated end of life care givers, especially her daughter Emily, and her three sisters, Sandra, Marlene and Rhonda. Her smile and inviting personality made her a treasure to everyone who met her. Despite a long history of debilitating medical issues and conditions, surgeries too numerous to count, and ever present pain, the people who were fortunate to be around her at work or play didn't know how mightily she struggled to fully enjoy life without pain and physical challenge. She smiled and laughed and danced and played through as many special events and occasions as her life with Bill could provide, and they were happy. Let us enjoy some of the photos and memories of the reporter and his bride, as we invite family and friends to contribute their memories, their turn to smile with Miranda on her life journey.
Posted by William Proctor on July 3, 2022
Life is so different without my shinning light, my only true friend and the love of half of my existence. I will always consider our 36 years together the best, and most important years of our lives. From our beginning in 1985, we played and laughed and grew together but I knew of her medical history, some of the challenges of her past, and how Miranda would have to travel a rough road that would require doctors, surgeries and treatments until the end. The last doctor said "we'll have to remove her tailbone, and even that isn't guaranteed to stop the pain." "No" was her answer, and then, three times to the ER with pneumonia, once with a 104.4 temperature... COVID had overrun hospitals, the attention to her was far from normal or adequate. "Let me go", she said one day. I've had enough, was the message and one month later she left us in the middle of the night. Her choice. So hard to accept and impossible to reverse. Now, her ever present smile greets me every morning & night thanks to the wonderful honeymoon photo I took in New York City before the boat ride around Manhattan. She would want us all to carry on and make the best of life without her, so I work, and respond to the needs of clients and students. The hole in my heart will never be filled, but I am so eternally grateful for our memories, her precious smile and the photos that will always remind us all of my Miranda.
Posted by Em T. on June 14, 2022
I read this poem today and it resonated with me and my feelings of Moms passing almost a year ago.

Sometimes in life there are losses. Losses that can never be replaced. Losing you has been the hardest thing I have ever had to live with. I wasn't ready to say goodbye. I wasn't ready to let you leave. I would give anything for just one more day, just one more second. But I've learned to trust in unconditional love because the one profound thing about death is that love never dies. Some bonds cannot be broken because even though you're not physically here, your heart is - it lives on within me. I carry your heart inside mine. I carry it on days when I discover something new. I carry it on days when beauty unfolds in the most unexpected places. I carry it on days I find the courage to heal and grow. I carry it with me always. Some day we will meet again and we will no longer be separated by time and space. But until that day, I will find comfort in knowing that you are still with me. Your heart safely tucked inside mine. Some hearts just belong together and nothing will ever change that.

I hope, mom, that you would have approved of my plan to lay your ashes to rest next to Grandma in the small cemetery in Kentucky with the most beautiful view. I miss telling each other our inner, most private thoughts. I was so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with you. The last thing I told you when you were saying your good byes to each of us was, "You will always be with me, I will always carry you in my heart" and you smiled and shook your head yes and completely understood me.
Posted by Beverly Koehler on July 21, 2021
I remember Miranda , anytime I seen her she always had a smile on her face a twinkle in her eye it always made you feel good to be around her, she was a dear cousin , I know she's dearly missed, may she rest in peace. Our condolences to her family our hearts go out to you and our prayers
Posted by Marlene England on July 21, 2021
I loved my sweet cousin Miranda. She always greeted me with a smile and open arms. I wish I could have been with her more but she was and always will be in my heart.
Posted by Eddie Allen on July 11, 2021
Miranda IS -- not "was" -- a sweet and beautiful spirit whose first impression on me has been a lasting one. May her goodness live on in all she touched!
Posted by Lauri Carroll on July 7, 2021
Miranda, has been like a sister to me . We had fun trips to Cancun, and Colorado. Her and Bill always spoiled me . We all went to see Luther Vandross at the Fox. She always was there for me and I am so grateful, but heartbroken that she is gone. I love you Miranda, fly high ❤
Posted by Em T. on July 7, 2021
My mom was my best friend whom I told everything to and found later, I shouldn't have shared every single thing! She was the absolute strongest person that I will ever know. She would do anything to help another. I want mom to be remembered as who she wanted to be and who she was; the fun loving, strongest person, best friend, beautiful mother and to be treated like a queen by her husband. Rest In Peace "mumma". - Emily Ann Trammel
Posted by Diana Adams on July 4, 2021
Miranda was my childhood friend. Our parents grew up together in Kentucky. Our mothers would get together and make home made popcorn balls with real caramels! Once we were on a evening ride if I remember right we had been to the drive-in with our Mom’s and siblings our Dad’s were doing their own thing we were driving home all of a sudden we had to stop at a road block! We had got on the wrong road (1-75 was just being built) but wasn’t complete!! That was scary!! So many childhood memories but one that really stands out in my thoughts, you were such a caring, loving person who made everybody feel welcome always with that beautiful smile and gorgeous hair! Rest In Peace beautiful Miranda you radiated friendship and kindness alway! Your friend Diana
Posted by Melissa Lee on July 4, 2021
My beautiful cousin Miranda, what can I say about her…she always had a smile on her face. She was so loving and was always a joy to be around! A beautiful women inside and out! She will be greatly missed! I am so glad we have the hope of the resurrection!

                                        Love you now and for ever!
                                                  Melissa Wilder Lee
Posted by Linda Paul on July 4, 2021
Miranda: soft spoken, beautiful smile and a lovely lady. No one could ever tell that you lived with pain. I am from your first family. You did some babysitting for my son Scott many years ago. I have great memories of going 'up north' to visit Mom and Dad. We played cards and went to the beach. Thank you for giving us a beautiful niece and nephew. Bill, we know you and Em took good care of her. You tried and tried to 'fix' her. It just could not happen. She will certainly be missed.❤
Posted by Penny Trammel Mackenzie on July 4, 2021
Miranda you will always have a place in my heart. You were always so warm and welcoming. I’m sure all of your loved ones are surrounding you now and you are happy, pain-free and at peace. God bless and Godspeed❤️
Posted by Donald Sibbald on July 4, 2021
So so sorry to hear of the passing of Miranda,In heaven there is no more pain and suffering Rest In Peace lovely lady,all our love to you Bill and your family,Barry ,Marie .
Posted by Kathy Hardy on July 3, 2021
Miranda, I always felt like a close Friend even though we are cousins. Dave and I enjoyed fun times when Brad and Emily were young. We used to visit and go disco dancing, all dressed up. You always had the most beautiful smile. You were always so positive, understanding and caring. I will love you always. Hope we will meet again in a better place. ❤️
Posted by Jenn Dotson on July 3, 2021
Every time I saw Miranda, she always greeted me with open arms. She would flash that warm smile that you could never forget. But what I remember most about Miranda is how much she loved Bill. Not only could you see it, but you could feel it when they were together. It was heartwarming to see that after 35 years, that love never wavered. I know she will be missed terribly, but she will forever be in our hearts.
Posted by Shelby Shoup on July 3, 2021
Miranda, Thank you for all the support you gave to Bill and the Seeking Justice team. Your laughter and smiles will be greatly missed.
Posted by Roz Whitney on July 3, 2021
So sorry, Bill. Loving memories will comfort you.
Posted by William Proctor on July 2, 2021
Her smile, her voice, drove my desire to make her happy and keep her well.
I did all I could, but it was her strength that carried her through so much physical pain. Doctors were enemies and saviors all at once, doing what they could with what they knew. In the end, she'd had enough of them. "Let me go" she said, even as the fever of her last bought with pneumonia raged at 104.4.
 I treasure the memories of her best days, dread those times when all anybody could do was look for a treatment that would work for her. Her smile, her heart lives on in the memories we all share of Miranda.
Posted by William Proctor on June 28, 2021
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Posted by William Proctor on July 3, 2022
Life is so different without my shinning light, my only true friend and the love of half of my existence. I will always consider our 36 years together the best, and most important years of our lives. From our beginning in 1985, we played and laughed and grew together but I knew of her medical history, some of the challenges of her past, and how Miranda would have to travel a rough road that would require doctors, surgeries and treatments until the end. The last doctor said "we'll have to remove her tailbone, and even that isn't guaranteed to stop the pain." "No" was her answer, and then, three times to the ER with pneumonia, once with a 104.4 temperature... COVID had overrun hospitals, the attention to her was far from normal or adequate. "Let me go", she said one day. I've had enough, was the message and one month later she left us in the middle of the night. Her choice. So hard to accept and impossible to reverse. Now, her ever present smile greets me every morning & night thanks to the wonderful honeymoon photo I took in New York City before the boat ride around Manhattan. She would want us all to carry on and make the best of life without her, so I work, and respond to the needs of clients and students. The hole in my heart will never be filled, but I am so eternally grateful for our memories, her precious smile and the photos that will always remind us all of my Miranda.
Posted by Em T. on June 14, 2022
I read this poem today and it resonated with me and my feelings of Moms passing almost a year ago.

Sometimes in life there are losses. Losses that can never be replaced. Losing you has been the hardest thing I have ever had to live with. I wasn't ready to say goodbye. I wasn't ready to let you leave. I would give anything for just one more day, just one more second. But I've learned to trust in unconditional love because the one profound thing about death is that love never dies. Some bonds cannot be broken because even though you're not physically here, your heart is - it lives on within me. I carry your heart inside mine. I carry it on days when I discover something new. I carry it on days when beauty unfolds in the most unexpected places. I carry it on days I find the courage to heal and grow. I carry it with me always. Some day we will meet again and we will no longer be separated by time and space. But until that day, I will find comfort in knowing that you are still with me. Your heart safely tucked inside mine. Some hearts just belong together and nothing will ever change that.

I hope, mom, that you would have approved of my plan to lay your ashes to rest next to Grandma in the small cemetery in Kentucky with the most beautiful view. I miss telling each other our inner, most private thoughts. I was so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with you. The last thing I told you when you were saying your good byes to each of us was, "You will always be with me, I will always carry you in my heart" and you smiled and shook your head yes and completely understood me.
Posted by Beverly Koehler on July 21, 2021
I remember Miranda , anytime I seen her she always had a smile on her face a twinkle in her eye it always made you feel good to be around her, she was a dear cousin , I know she's dearly missed, may she rest in peace. Our condolences to her family our hearts go out to you and our prayers
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Miranda's Life Journey Begins in Kentucky, USA!

The magic began in Pineville, KY., October 7th, 1954. The cute baby born to Conley and Anna Mae Hensley was the first in the bunch that would later include sisters Sandra, Marlene, Rhonda and a brother Allen. General Motors would bring them all to Michigan where M was a sought-after catch at Avondale High School in Oakland County. But a debilitating muscle disease called polymyositis would require hospitalization and home care with aggressive treatments. She met and married the father of her children at school, but Bradley and Emily Trammel were happy when a new guy became the head of their new family household. In 1985, their mother was available for the guy who would be with Miranda through thick and thin, many more medical and other challenges. It was her incredible fortitude and stamina that readied her for many special, once in a life time events w theirs a wonderful paring. Bill Proctor and Miranda married in May of 1986, honeymooned in New York City and the Bahamas. Dinners and dancing with friends, music concerts with many artists, Broadway shows and travel to Las Vegas and elsewhere made the fun times special. Her warm smile and kind heart made their lives together wonderful.

Beautiful, loving, hardworking, an Angel is & will be the Love of My Life


She was the complete woman, dedicated to finding, and living the best life in surroundings that made us who were in her life proud. Proud of his work, she was supportive of her husbands role as reporter, investigator, and justice advocate.
For 33 years, Bill was a journalist at WXYZ-TV news in Detroit, starting in the spring of 1980. Miranda met him when he'd been on the high-profile job for about five years. There was, for her, a bit of a surprise when they were for a time a target of the gossip columnists when they became a "public" couple in 1985, but the biting words from newspaper writers didn't stop their love from ignoring the early BS and other challenges that would follow.
Her support made his career worthwhile, especially when the retired reporter won freedom for the innocent in prison. Before she fell ill this last time, she met Ray Gray and his wife, and celebrated with the world his freedom after 48+ years of wrongful conviction and incarceration. So when, in retirement, he was inducted into broadcast and journalism Halls of Fame, Bill said the honors really belong to Miranda who was always there with a smile and appreciation of what they were together. Here is part of the video ceremony of 2021.
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My Precious Big Sissy

Shared by rhonda muncy on July 4, 2021
Miranda was 11 yrs. old when I was born. One of my 1st memories is of ‘helping’ her do her physical therapy with her muscle disease. Ok- I didn’t actually help much but I thought I was helping my sister that I loved so much. I was the flower girl in her 1st wedding. She was always kind & loving to me. We  sisters are very close & we came together for life’s happy times & sad times. As it should be. I have a lifetime of the best memories of my oldest Sis & all 4 of us sisters & nephew & 2/nieces being together, making memories. Although my heart is broken & I will miss her forever, she is no longer suffering & we will see each other again someday. I love you my Miranda Kay!❤️

My beautiful big sissy

Shared by Marlene Galbraith on July 4, 2021
All four of us sisters have a loving and close relationship. We have done so many things together. Miranda and I looked forward to making our trips down south together. We never ran out of things to talk about. She loved sitting on Sandra's back porch drinking coffee and working People crossword puzzles together. She loved all animals and loved to feed the cows. I have so many precious memories of her that I will treasure forever. I loved her and will miss her beyond words. Rest in peace my beautiful sissy. You will always have a big piece of my ❤

My Sissy

Shared by Sandra Wilder on July 3, 2021
We were born 12 months apart so we grew up like twins, always sharing everything together. Back then that included most of our toys a bedroom and even a bed. So naturally we were very close. When Miranda started kindergarten Dad and  mom decided to start me too at four years old! So we actually went through school together, at first we were in the same class until we got older and they separated us. We even had the same friends all through school. She never got tired of having the younger sister around.
 There are four of us sisters and we have always been very close and we’re always very proud of that. We love to vacation together once a year And had some wonderful times and made some lasting memories together. Too many photos to post with meaning only to us. Now when we get together we will talk about those fun times we had because we know Miranda would want us to remember that.