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Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Patricia Cecilia Williams

July 31, 1946January 7, 2020
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Patricia Cecilia Griggs Williams, 73, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton. Born July 31, 1946 in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Griggs and Beatrice McEntee Griggs. A member of Christ Church, she retired from Lowe’s Foods. Patricia volunteered with Frye Hospital for over 10 years and loved gardening and taking care of her home and family.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by sons, Joseph Williams and Michael Williams.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Stanley R. Williams; daughter, Debra Williams; grandchildren, Chris Williams, Ray Williams, Kayla Williams, Shannon Williams and Cody Ray; and sister, Mary Ann Giovinazzo.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory with Pastor Charles officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Stanley R. Williams, Husband of 54 years
  • Debra Williams, Daughter
  • Chris Williams, Grandson
  • Ray Williams, Grandson
  • Kayla Williams, Granddaughter
  • Shannon Williams, Grandson
  • Cody Ray, Grandson
  • Mary Ann Giovinazzo, Sister
  • Gordon Griggs, Father (deceased)
  • Beatrice McEntee Griggs, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph Williams, Son (deceased)
  • Michael Williams, Son (deceased)

Services

  • Receiving of Family and Friends Friday, January 10, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Friday, January 10, 2020

Memories

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Jean Forbes

January 15, 2020

I enjoyed meeting and serving with Pat on the Auxiliary Board of Volunteers at Fry Regional Medical Center. Peace to her family. Jean Forbes

Dianne Dileo

January 10, 2020

It is truly heartbreaking to lose a childhood friend that you laughed with, cried with and grew up with through the years. Stan, my heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of Pat. I’ve known her to be a wonderful wife, a loving mother and incredible grandmother and can’t even imagine what you are going through. Please take comfort in your friends and family that support you today. Sending all my love to you and your family today.

Dianne Horak Dileo

Joe Ryan

January 10, 2020

Stan and family, Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Patricia. Please accept out condolences as we pray for Patricia's journey to Heaven.

Heavenly Father, by your power Christ conquered death and ascended in glory. I pray that you will give the loved ones of Patricia Williams the blessing of peace in the midst of their grief.

God Bless, the Ryan family.

Michel Merkx

January 9, 2020

Dear Stan,
On behalf of the PSTC organization and its Board of Directors, we send you our heartfelt condolences. We wish you and your family strength and love with this tremendous loss.
Respectfully,
Michel JM Merkx

Irene Hamilton

January 9, 2020

Looking at these beautiful pictures of my cousin, Pat, brings back so many memories of growing up with her. She cared for her family and friends in so many ways and handled sorrow in her own life with grace and dignity. Love to her family...

Donna Horak

January 8, 2020

I've known Patty for 65 years. She was one of my first friends. I haven't spoken to her in decades, but I still can't stop crying. She was so funny. She was so strong, so fierce, so sensitive, so caring.
Her life was never easy & sometimes filled with pain, but she handled it with such admirable grace & dignity. I feel privileged to have known her & I will never forget her. She is with the angels.

Donna Horak

Stanley Williams

January 8, 2020

Pat
Love Always
Stan

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