PAMELA P. AYCOCK
March 22, 1947-Feb. 17, 2011
PIKEVILLE -- Pamela Price Aycock, 63, surrounded by her family, passed away Feb. 17, 2011, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Pam was born March 22, 1947, to Rupert Price and Margaret Sutton Price.
Pam was the apple of her father's eye, and her mother's closest confidant. Pam spent her childhood on her parents' farm in Pricetown, where she and her beloved brother, Bill, learned to work hard and be polite.
Pam graduated from Seven Springs High School's last senior class, and remained one of its biggest supporters long after it closed. At Seven Springs Pam was homecoming queen, and basketball team captain, and was named best all-around by her classmates. She faithfully attended and organized family and class reunions, and kept her roots firmly planted in Pricetown.
Pam crossed the Neuse River to marry George Wayne Aycock Jr. of Pikeville June 13, 1965. Pam and Wayne remained faithful companions until her death. They spent their marriage in the house in which Wayne was raised in Nahunta, and as much time as possible at their house in Emerald Isle.
Their marriage produced three children, George W. "Trey" Aycock III, Meredith Jan Aycock (Peters) and William Alan Aycock. Pam's waking hours and spare pennies were devoted to raising children.
Pam was a sports mom. Few days passed when the children were not playing sports in one or more locales. Regardless of wins or losses, the one constant was Pam in the stands, championing her children.
Pam landed the role of her lifetime when she became a grandmother. "Andma's" personality grew with each new grandchild. Andma was fun. Andma was smart. Andma spoiled them rotten. Andma was as perfect to her grandchildren as they were to her. Through them her hope lives.
Pam held many jobs, whether it was working for others or owning her own businesses. Pam maintained her childhood work ethic and excelled at all she did. Pam's employers, customers or clients knew they could count on three things: A job being done well, being treated with dignity and respect, and if her children had a game, everything else would have to wait.
Pam was devoted to her community. Thanks to Pam, many with little to nothing mysteriously found themselves with something. Pam quietly lived to help others.
Pam was an active member of Pikes Cross Roads Church, where she found particular pleasure in working with the children.
Pam was passionate about the Wayne County Agricultural Fair. For more than 40 years, she showcased her community through this event. Pam worked behind the scenes and shunned the spotlight.
Nevertheless, her achievements were formally recognized when she received a lifetime achievement award for her many years of faithful service.
Pam wasted no moments. Every moment meant something. She stayed forever young and agelessly personified manners and grace. Ever thoughtful of others, Pam wanted to thank those who cared for her until the end and those who helped her along the way of life.
Pam is survived by her husband, George Wayne Aycock Jr.; her children, George Wayne "Trey" (Lori) Aycock III of Greensboro, Meredith (Mike) Peters and William Alan Aycock; her brother, William B. Price; her grandchildren, Emily and Sarah Peters and Grant, Tate and Tanner Aycock of Greensboro; her mother-in-law, Ophelia Bissette Aycock; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents and her infant sister, Jill Price.
A celebration of life service and visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center at Pikes Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church, Pikeville. A private burial will be held thereafter.
Memorials may be made directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through Pikes Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Jimmy Hollowell, 969 N.C. 581 North, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.
Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.
Published in Obituaries on February 18, 2011 1:48 PM