Obituary

Patricia “Pat” Clara Smith-Williams, daughter of the late Albert and Odessa Colton, was born on March 17, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia (Northwest). Patricia was educated at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School. She worked at The Army and Navy Club for forty-eight years and was a dedicated employee. After she retired, Patricia relocated to Cary, NC in 2012. Patricia departed this earthly life on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, NC.

Patricia and her beloved husband of 22 years, Ronald Williams shared a very special bond, and most of the time, when you saw one, you would see the other. They loved each other dearly and Ronald took great pleasure driving her wherever she needed to go.

Patricia was a member of Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She served faithfully until her transition. She loved Pastor White and her Watts Chapel family. Patricia looked forward to Wednesday nights, and AWANA which was her “pride and joy”. She arrived around 4 PM each week to help the AWANA Chef with setup. Dinner was served at 5:30 PM. Patricia helped serve the clubbers and their parents. As if that was not enough, Patricia assisted in the classroom as a Puggles & Cubbies Ministry Leader. Other beloved ministries included the G.E.M.S, and Ushers. The GEMS provide fellowship opportunities for the Senior Saints of the church. They usually meet on Wednesday after the 1st and 3rd Sundays. Patricia enjoyed the fun, fellowship and field trips. She had registered to travel with the GEMS, this week, to Washington, D.C. to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture but God had other plans. As an Usher, Patricia always greeted you with a smile and served with a very hospitable spirit while helping to maintain an orderly worship experience. Patricia was an active member of the Golden Star 640B (Eastern Stars). As a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, while upholding biblical teachings, she also supported The Order’s charitable interests which include but is not limited to helping victims with recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthews, visiting retirement centers or nursing homes (Pruitt), and donating to the Oxford Orphanage.

Patricia leaves to cherish her memories, husband, Ronald Williams, of the home; Children, Denise Johnson; Stanley Smith; Carlos Smith and Laccine Terrell of Washington, D.C.; Shelita Logan (James) of Apex, NC and one brother, James Colton of Washington, D.C. In addition, she leaves behind 20 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other relatives that she loved dearly. Patricia also leaves children of her beloved friend, the late Pattie A. Bradley who preceded her in death.

Funeral service at 11:00 AM Saturday June 2, 2018 at Watts Chapel Baptist Church, 3703 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC preceded by a 10:00 AM visitation. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens.

Viewing from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Friday June 1, 2018 at Haywood Funeral Home.