In loving memory of our beloved colleague and friend, Pamela B. Williams…

A native of Granville County, NC, Pamela B. Williams passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30th, 2020, at Hock Family Pavilion with family by her side.  Pam was the daughter of Betty B. Cross; she is survived by her daughter, Nikema Foster-Carrero of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister, Darlene Chavis of Oxford; two brothers, Anthony Rose and Colonel Rose, Jr. both of Oxford; three grandchildren; and, two great grandchildren.

After graduating from high school and attending King’s Business College in Raleigh, NC, Pam was immediately drawn to the field of law.  Pam’s experience in the legal field spans almost two decades.  Pam was a retired probate specialist with 17 years of court experience in Spotsylvania County, and she served as paralegal to Sheryl L. Herndon, Esquire of Herndon Law, PC.  As deputy clerk and as paralegal, she was always prepared to assist families in getting through the difficult process of losing their loved ones and in planning for their future in estate planning.

Pam’s greatest passion has been in family and genealogy.  She served as president of her family reunion for six years (2008-2014) and has served as the family’s Chief Historian for the past four years.  Pam wrote several reunion articles for her hometown newspaper and was a contributor to Reunions magazine.  Her most recent project has been in genealogy research and DNA to include a joint effort of a project entitled “Two Races, One Family:  The Intersection of DNA, Ancestry, and the History of Slavery in Granville County, NC”.  This project has been presented at the North Carolina Museum of History and twice at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg.  Pam’s most recent engagement was keynote speaker for family reunion planners in Columbus, Ohio hosted by the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Pamela B. Williams will be missed.

September 14, 1959 – July 30, 2020