Pitty Pat, Pappy, Peaches (aka Patrick Williams) lived the life of a thousand men in his 30 years on this earth. He died Nov. 7, 2017.
To know him was to love him, to love him was to laugh uncontrollably for extended periods of time.
Arriving on this earth in his own time, ahead of schedule, Patrick learned to be a fighter. Feral as he seemed young in life, Patrick made you sit up and take notice … because you had to. Patrick was ever curious, always engaged, and going places. Proud to be a “Momma’s Boy,” Patrick reveled in his afternoon sweets with his mother, Ann, and some say this is where his love of friends and family bloomed. No one ever felt left out by Patrick from the youngest to the oldest.
As a young man, he played soccer, and learned the importance of fire safety (make French fries, stop, drop, roll, run, and deny). After this, he never left the kitchen again!
Patrick graced the hallowed halls of Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island, where he gained a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and Business/Hospitality Management.
You knew to never get in a knife fight with his culinary wizardry as no one wielded a whisk better than Patrick.
With fireproof hands, and a respectful staff, Patrick drove a team to create unique and flavorful cuisine for all attending the restaurant while wearing nothing but a chef’s jacket and a smirk.
The grand reward for all his battles was winning the heart of the love of his life, Anastasia.
His legacy is immortalized by his parents, Byron and Mary Williams; grandmothers, Nancy “Nanny” Williams and Barbara Dunlap; brothers, Matthew, Joseph, and Tyler; sisters, Elizabeth and Jillian; best friend and soul-mate, Anastasia; two brilliant nephews, hundreds of family members and tens of thousands of people touched by Patrick.
With dance moves like a majestic, flaming beast, Patrick won every dance competition he ever entered. To continue spreading his love of life, his family invites you to join them in a river-side celebration Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at 4513 Hermitage Lane (Clay Bank), Gloucester, Virginia 23061 at noon.