Patricia is a Christian, a woman of integrity and has the will to do what is right.
Patricia is active in many areas of community service:
- Commissioner, Alabama Commission on Higher Education
- Appointed by Governor Robert Bentley in 2012 for a nine year term
- Cullman County Commission on Aging
- Events Coordinator
- Pilot Club of Cullman
- Holly Pond Civitan
- Junior Civitan in high school
Mrs. McGriff was a public school teacher for 26 years. She retired from teaching in 2007. She graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1979. Before being a teacher she worked as a DJ for WLJS in North Alabama. During the summer while in college she worked for Southern Living Magazine. Today, she is a free lance writer and photographer. She has written for the Trinity, Blount Banner, and Cullman Times newspapers.
Patrica has been active in the Republican Part locally in Cullman County as a member of the Cullman County Republican Party. Also, she is a member of the ALGOP State Executive Committee and has assisted the state party in several different capacities.
Patricia and her husband, Gary, live in Holly Pond. Together they have four children and three grandchildren. Chris McGriff is married to Misty Sanders McGriff and they have two children, Keller and Kaetlyn. Clint McGriff works in Birmingham. William Jones is married to Meagan Miller Jones and they have one child, Richard William Jones II. Rachel Jones works as morning radio host "Blondie" on the QTip and Blondie show in the Morning show on WABD in Mobile.
Patricia is the daughter of the late Herman Williams and Louise Goodwin Williams. Her brothers and sisters include Henry Williams of Cullman, the late Brenda Woods of Pinson, Joe Williams of Pleasant Grove, and Linda Simpson of Missouri. She is proud to say that her family dates back six generations in Cullman County. Among her favorite days of the year is annual family reunions at Brushy Pond and Holly Pond Community Centers.
Her mother in-law and father in-law are Feltus and Faye Nell McGriff of Holly Pond.
Patricia is a member of New Hope #2 Baptist Church near Holly Pond, AL. She has been active in the church including being a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.
I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. (Acts 24:16)
”You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain (Exodus 18:21)