By Karin Calloway


Demica Williams, 37, of Graniteville, is a nurse educator at Aiken Technical College. She and her husband, Bryan, have a 5-year-old son named Jameson and a Jack Russell named Cotton. If describing herself in one word, she’d call herself “dedicated.” She’s not only dedicated to her volunteer work with her church health ministry, but is also a dedicated gardener, shopper and exercise enthusiast.

What quality do you admire the most? The ability to be personable and relate to people—all types of people.

If you could do any job, what would you choose? Landscape design! I love my gardens.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse!

What’s your favorite food? Fish!

Dream vacation? Maui, Hawaii.

Favorite place to take the kids? Disney.

Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? Trust your instincts.

What would surprise people about you? I’m an old lady at heart.

Best thing about being a mom? It’s fulfilling, fun and there’s never a dull moment. Watching my child mature into his own self and develop his personality.

Hardest part about being a mom? Managing and finding time to do everything.

Favorite indulgence? Good ice cream.

What was you first job? Book shelver at a public library

Whom do you admire the most? My grandmother.

Signature dish? Cornbread dressing.

Are you a planner, a dreamer or a doer? All three. Becoming a nurse was always my dream. Always. The plan involved developing an educational plan and adhering to the plan. My goals changed as my career evolved. I’m still dreaming, planning and doing!  

Favorite subject in school? Anatomy.

Greatest hope: My son fulfilling his greatest potential.

Biggest fear: Missing the boat; not taking advantage of opportunities at the right time.

What are you reading right now? The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

What inspires you? Strong women, overcomers.

Favorite college football team: OSU.

Song playing in your head: He Knows My Name. 

If you had a super power, what would it be? Healing sickness—physical and mental.

Favorite TV Show: Being Mary Jane.

This article appears in the July 2016 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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