Beverly Joy Williams went to her Heavenly home on June 7, 2022 at the age of 73, but her impact on the world will continue.
Beverly was born in Amarillo, Texas on February 14, 1949 to Roy and Marjorie Wallace. She attended Travis Junior High and Palo Duro High School, where many life-long friendships were made. While attending West Texas State University, she worked at Avis Rent-A-Car, where she met the love of her life, Pat. They married on August 21, 1969, and spent the next 53 years laughing through good times and challenges, and quietly modeling what love was to all they encountered. Beverly completed her Bachelor’s degree at West Texas State, and began a career in education that spanned 49 years. After earning a Master’s degree in Education Leadership, she embarked on a new journey of teaching and guiding adults, as well as children, as a principal. Throughout the many campuses she led in her career, her passion for learning and inspiring others was shared with thousands.
Beverly and Pat had two daughters, Brandy and Barbara. She was an amazing mother who loved them fiercely and was proud of the women they grew into. She taught them strength, kindness, and compassion. Beverly loved the Lord and spent her life doing her best to emulate Christ. Words frequently used to describe Beverly are devoted, loving, kind, fun, and tough. She loved her family, her chosen career, friends, and all children. Beverly’s love grew immensely when she became a Nana to Kaylee and Jacob. She now had two more partners in crime that she could help mold, protect, and show what unconditional love and support felt like. Beverly was always on the go and her happiness was contagious to everyone she met.
Although her family is heartbroken over her unexpected passing, they rejoice in the belief that she is in her Heavenly home with her Savior.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Pat; daughter, Barbara Casida; daughter, Brandy Self and spouse Kirk; grandchildren, Kaylee and Jacob Self; brother, Roy Dan Wallace and spouse Tiffany; brothers-in-law, Tim Williams and spouse Vonda, and Ken Williams and spouse Patti; sister-in-law, Petra Williams; and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Marjorie Wallace; niece, Lindsay Williams; brother-in-law, Mike Williams; and many beloved relatives. What an amazing reunion they are having.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Paramount Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
43 Replies to “Beverly Joy Williams”
Beverly showed us around Woodlands the year it opened and Jack was part of the first class to go all the way from K- “Grad” at that school I think. She was so proud of the school and for good reason. She was a good buddy to Jack, even when she had to call him into the office for breaking an electric pencil sharpener – twice! We have fond memories of Beverly and Woodlands associated with Jack, though we didn’t see her for years – until we ran into y’all at Chuy’s in Round Rock just a short time ago! Glad to have seen her recently as enthusiastic as ever!
Thinking of you Williams family. Huge smile on my face thinking about the years spent growing up around you all and Bev. What a force she was. 💛 praying for you in this time of grief and loss.
So sorry for your loss. I just read the obit. We enjoyed lots of good time walking, fun person to be with. My prayers will be for you and your family.
My friendship with Bev began in high school. Over the years she never Changed. She was always Beautiful, Kind and Gracious to all. She lived up to her middle name Joy, she was a Gift and Joy to all of us who knew and Loved her. Bev, if you are reading this from Heaven , You will be so missed , by us all and Thank you. Well Done, my friend. What an Amazing Example your whole Life has been.
Dear friend and comrade on a beach walk-run in Hawaii Bev and I were part of sponsors with the AHS Sandie Band on their invitational March in St Patrick’s parade
We laughed and played with Band and became friends for life Thank you Pat for bringing her with you and the time we were able to shears I treasure her wonderful friendship And yours too as a Principal at AHS to my three kids I keep you in prayer as well as your Family in your loss of this beautiful lady I know you will miss her every minute Feel my hugs and love
Praying for the Williams Family!! Beverly was a positive influence to so many people during her walk in life! She WILL be missed!
Beverly was a wonderful lady, friend and educator. All who knew her will miss her. I know she has left a big hole in the lives of her family. My prayer is the peace that passes all understanding will envelope each and everyone of you. God bless and comfort you.
Much love, Denise
My friendship started with you when your Mom coached our YMCA basketball team! You were such an awesome player. I loved your Mom! She taught me how to play the game! Then we were cheerleaders together at Travis Jr. Hi. Over the years we shared lunches when i was in Amarillo & phone calls & texts! We shared our love for Dr Horton & the same heart issues! You lead the way for me to become better just like you had. I will miss you even tho our visits were far & few between! Always knew all I had to do is pick up the phone! Your generosity to help Vangie (someone u didn’t even know) financially to get out of a bad relationship & back on her feet! That’s who you were! We will never forget you! No more pain! RIP love and prayers for your family and our friends
So very saddened to learn of Beverly’s passing.My sincere condolences to her precious family. I am in Florida and will not be able to attend services but my heart is with you. She was a wonderful educator and impacted so many children and teachers.
What a sweet lady she was. She always had a smile and she loved her family so much. She was so helpful and encouraging to so many. It was wonderful being her neighbor!
Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. We are praying that the good memories you have of Bev will bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. We enjoyed Bev and Pat in our Sunday school class. We also know them to be dedicated educators. Our love and prayers for the family.
Beverly indeed made a difference in this world. We met when she was principal at Margaret Wills, continued intermittent contact through the years and we said “hi” in a coincidental meeting at Red Lobster restaurant several weeks ago. She was a beacon of light for those privileged to know her.
Thank you so much for the kindness, care and consideration you have shown to so many and the lasting positivity you spread. I pray for peace and comfort for the family and loved ones.
I had the pleasure of working with Beverly at AISD. She was dynamic and a joy to be around. I am saddened by her passing. Prayers for her family.
Beverly and Pat have a special place in my heart. I will always treasure the last lunch Bev and I shared before she had surgery. Pat, I’ll be keeping you and your daughters in my prayers. GOD bless you.
Bev was a wonderful person. She was passionate about her school kids, and her Family. Thinking of Bev and the impact she had on everyone she met.
So sorry to hear this, she was a special lady. It never mattered where she saw you, she always spoke. I enjoyed visiting with her over the years. Prayers to her family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Pat, Brandy , Barbara , Kaylee, Jacob and family. I knew Beverly from when I was working at Woodlands Elementary. We had many good times and she made it fun. It was an honor to meet her and see her at other schools as well. I was so shocked Tuesday reading of her passing . I pray you feel comfort from Gods arms embracing each of you , only He can give you peace and comfort. Isn’t wonderful to know She is in Heaven and walking with Jesus and he promised us that we too can reunite with our loved ones having that relationship with him.
May God be with each of you at this difficult time and in the days to come.
Remembering your family. In times of sorrow. Your coz Joel Roland McPherson.
So sorry for your loss. Bev was a great educator. Have not seen her in years but always enjoyed her presence. Your wonderful memories will help you through these sad times. Condolences to you Pat, Barbara and Brandy
I will miss you my friend. We started our friendship at Whittier Elementary, we played basketball and we’re cheerleaders at Travis Jr. High, stayed friends at Palo Duro. Life went on then we met back up at AISD. Continued to get together when we could. We shared lunch last Wednesday before she left for Dallas with other school friends. I will remember your sweet smile and treasure what we shared. My blessings to Pat, Brandy and Barbara. Love ya, my friend.
Stunned by your loss! Know how much we admire and love you both. You are the epitome of selfless service to a couple of generations of Amarillo’s young people. Darlene just tested positive for COVID and Pete has been fully exposed. Won’t risk all of you Friday, but know that you are in our prayers.
We have loved Bev for many years. Her passing saddens us, but she’s now with the Lord, singing His praises.
We will miss you greatly, Beverly. You were always so full of love and life and kind words. This world is a lesser place with you gone, but the joy you feel now with our Lord is what we all look forward to and long for. We love you! Ed and Linda and Melissa Cole, and Jo Ann Cronin
I had the privilege of knowing her from elementary school thru high school. Recent years we would meet up for lunch with many other PDHS friends once a month. Loved her and will miss her dearly.
🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️for the family in the loss of Beverly. May God give you grace at this difficult time.
My heart is rejoicing for Beverly because I know she is celebrating and dancing with Jesus. Her faith was strong and shined everyday of her life. My heart is also very heavy with how much her husband, family, friends, and community will miss this wonderful lady. Beverly Williams you are loved. Praying for the family during this time.
Prayers for the family! She was 2 years behind me at Travis and Palo Duro. I was lucky enough to work with her years later when she was Principal at Margaret Wills.
I’m so sorry to hear of her passing, but rejoice in her reunion in heaven. Beverly was 1 or 2 years ahead of me at both Travis Jr hi and Palo Duro Hi but I remember her so well. Always a good example of kindness and friendliness. . I remember her hard working mom and dad. God bless those who are missing her so much.
She was my children’s principal at Woodlands. She was a great principal. Kept everything in line. My sister also worked with her when she started teaching. She will be greatly missed.
Sending love and prayers for strength and healing. She was a wonderful lady and great mentor.
Bev was an angel sent by God to the entire world she met and made better. She was the best to everyone she met and helped everyone she came in contact with. Her love for education was contagious and inspiring and uplifting. I was so blessed as was thousands of others to have met, learned and engaged with her. She will be missed but her love and lessons will live on in the ones she encountered. God gained a special angel.
She was like a big sister to me growing up. Loved her dearly. Prayers for the family. I know she will be missed. Love you Bev.
Some of my best childhood memories were created with Bev . She always made me feel special as a child and even as adult . Garage sales , wonderland park , going with her on dates , buying me cokes ! I loved her laugh. I will miss her .
Beverly was a lifelong friend going way back to grade school. We played basketball together (coached by her mom), volleyball & were cheerleaders at Travis Jr High. I was so blessed to have known her and to have had lunch with her the day before she left for Dallas for surgery. She will be sorely missed, but there is no doubt in my mind that she is in her heavenly home sharing her beautiful smile!
Like so many, Bev left a wonderful impression on my life. I enjoyed working with Bev at Amarillo ISD. She encouraged me to aim higher in my career and to always be a strong woman. She was an advocate for the Department of Digital Learning believing that technology was equally important in children’s lives. I will truly miss her smile and the encouragement she gave to everyone she encountered.
Dear Cousin Bev,
I want you to know how sad I am today about your leaving us, though I’m sure you’re having a great time right now at the Wallace/Murphy reunion in heaven. Wow, I’ve had so many thoughts in the last 24 hours of the beautiful life you had. Beautiful family too. I thought about the days growing up when the four musketeers, you, me, Peggy and Sharon, would all play together at Thompson Park at our family picnics, or marvel at the musicianship of our uncles and grandpa jamming at a Wallace hoedown. My favorite, however, had to be the laughs we had about Marge and Gwen, BFF’s and the best moms ever, as they were given the difficult task of taking care of Roy and Fay! What days they were. I’m so sorry and regret deeply how I allowed life to get in the way of our staying close. I did feel, however, the last time we were together at lunch when I visited Amarillo that it was like old times all over again. You always made room for the family. And your girls are just like you. They will carry on where you and Marge left off, so be assured of that. I love you dear cousin and grieve your loss greatly today along with Pat, Barbara, Brandy and Kirk, Kaylee and Jacob, Roy Dan and his family, and scores of other lives you touched. Just know that I will be there in spirit as the final goodbyes are shared on Friday, and I hug my husband, children and grandchildren a little closer today, knowing that tomorrow is not guaranteed. But also knowing that Jesus has stored all these memories and good things in heaven to never be forgotten. Thank you for being a wonderful part of my life journey…I’ll never forget you. Love from your first cousin and friend, Joyce Wallace Gilbreath Kokel.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Beverly was the sweetest lady and never missed anything the kids were doing. I know she will be greatly missed. Sending hugs and lifting your family up in prayer. ❤️🙏🏻
I loved her smile. I loved her laugh. I loved her hugs. I loved her voice. I loved her stories. But most of all, I loved how much she loved her family and closest, dearest friends!
I am so sorry that I cannot be there to celebrate this sweet lady’s life with you all. I’m so sad at her unexpected passing, grateful for her presence in my life and encouraged by the hope we have in Jesus that this is only a temporary separation and we will join her when the Lord calls us each home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So many things in life we don’t understand, but our faith helps us get through each day. Please know many prayers will be spoken for all of you as you embark on this journey one day at a time. ❤️ Kae Rae and Stan Austin
To: Pat, Barbara & Brandy
Please know that I am keeping your family in my prayers in the coming days. I am so very sorry for your loss. Even though you are grieving, I know you count yourselves lucky to have been loved by Bev. She loved her family fiercely. She was a special lady💕
Bev has left an incredible legacy for everyone who knew her. Brandy, I’m so sorry to be out of town and not able to give you a hug from me. No doubt she and Kelly have probably had some good conversations. I love you.