Tamara “Tammy” Nicole Williams

February 2, 1974 - July 30, 2023
Tamara “Tammy” Nicole Williams

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Tamara Nicole Williams, beloved by friends and family as Tammy, was born February 2, 1974 in Baltimore, MD to Carolyn Deans Pitts and the late Anthony Eugene Williams.

Tammy attended her school aged years at Saint Marks Catholic Academy in Catonsville, MD and graduated in 1992 from Western High School in Baltimore, MD.

Her career began at Johns Hopkins and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in insurance and medical coding. She lived and worked in Baltimore Maryland until she transplanted to Washington, NC in 2002. In Washington, Tammy continued her career as a customer service representative at Sprint. She went on to pursue new endeavors in Property Management with Mr. Wayne and Mr. Buddy. She ended her career at Wells Fargo in Dealer Services.

She attended St. John’s Disciples of Christ. Her favorite pastimes were swimming, cooking, watching Rosanne and cooking competitions on the Food Network.

Tammy’s compassion for her family and friends and their wellbeing was always a highlight of her personality. Her enjoyment of life included competing against cousins, family and friends in a friendly game of spades or dominoes. Her love of life, dedication to her daughter and parents exuded in her memorable smile that will live in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father Anthony Eugene Williams, maternal grandparents Jesse & Emma Deans, and paternal grandparents John & Cora Williams. Tammy leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Tyler Nichole Adams (fiancé Alexis Young) of Alexandria, VA; parents, Carolyn and Richard Pitts of Chocowinity, NC; lifelong friend and coparent, Kenneth Adams of Baltimore, MD; aunts Edna Woodward of Newark, NJ; Evelyn Deans Mayfield of Grimesland, NC, Daisy Beatrice Deans of Washington, NC, and Brenda Senter-Deans of Plymouth, NC and a host of loving, caring, and mischievous cousins and friends.

Tammy’s life portends as her Uncle Aaron quoted to family, friends, and acquaintances:
“It reminds us that life is fleeting, and love, togetherness, compassion, and forgiveness are best practiced today as if today was our last day.”

A Celebration of Life Visitation Reception Service will be held Monday August 7, 2023 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC.


The family will honor Tammy’s life with a family visitation.
A Musical selection of Tammy’s favorites hitlist will be played.

Light refreshments will be served.


To Honor You

To honor you, I get up everyday and take a breath.
And start another day without you in it.

To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile
And the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.

To honor you, I take the time to appreciate everyone I love,
I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours spent in their presence.

To honor you, I listen to music you would have liked,
And sing at the top of my lungs, with the windows rolled down.

To honor you, I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back,
Risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.

You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the very highest source.
So everyday, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live, laugh and love.

Now I live for us both, so all I do, I do to honor you.

Carolyn, Richard, and Tyler
(Written by: Connie F. Kiefer Byrd)

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Williams family.

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service
  • Monday, August 7, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • November 22, 2023
    Gwendolyn Fraling lit a candle:
    Lit since November 22, 2023 at 11:35:07 AM

  • November 22, 2023
    Gwendolyn Fraling says:
    My heart is heavy for receiving this heartfelt news about my beautiful neice Tammy. Sending God's love, comfort and blessings to the family........Aunt Gwen🙏🏼

  • November 21, 2023
    Robin Williams Hawkins says:
    Baby Girl (Tammy), today is Nov. 22, 2023. It,s now 2115 hrs. and I'm, ( your Aunt Robin) just now knowing. I'm So So Sad and Sorry I wasn't there to see you off. Tammy your were Our First and Only Niece. Have A Safe Trip HOME. Kiss and hug your Father, my brother for me when you get HOME.. Rest In Peace. 🙏

  • August 07, 2023
    Joy White says:
    Tammy I love you ❤️. To the family I send my condolences prayers love and hugs.

  • August 07, 2023
    Coretta Langley says:
    Yammer I can not express how I feel today . I can not say goodbye to you my sister, friend,cousin. We love you and always will.

  • August 07, 2023
    Mamie Cobb says:
    Tammy affectionately I knew her. Tammy may have had her way but she had an honest way .She spoke what was on her mind. And she was always respectful to me. Nobody knows what the conversation she had with God before she left. But I pray that she made it in.

  • August 05, 2023
    Stephanie Wilson says:
    Tamara I will surely miss your funniness and every time we seen each other we laughed and joke. You were so sweet from the first time I met you at the tac office. You are surely going to be missed.

  • August 05, 2023
    Reba forney says:
    Tammy you are truly missed. I will miss our laughs and conversations. I cherish the times we had together .

  • August 05, 2023
    Ann Whitley says:
    Sincere Condolences And Prayers To The Family.

  • August 04, 2023
    Renay McCullough says:
    Tammy, I love you and miss you so much! I will forever keep you with me!

  • August 04, 2023
    Amy Cobb says:
    I will forever remember your smile. Love, Amy

  • August 04, 2023
    Doris Fletcher says:
    Thinking of you and your family.

  • August 04, 2023
    The Bell family says:
    I’ve been trying to block this out of my head all week. I love you. I promise to always be there for my Tylers. I promise 😥

  • August 04, 2023
    Deborah Schrade says:
    Sending love, thoughts and prayers to the family. Tammy and I had many laughs over the years while working together. The passing of Tammy is truly heartbreaking. You will be missed my friend. God Bless.

  • August 04, 2023
    Deborah Schrade says:
    Sending much love, thoughts and prayers to the family. We surely had alot of laughs when we worked together. Tammy's passing is truly heartbreaking. You will me missed my friend.