HIGH POINT — Mrs. Amber Cary Prock Willis, 39, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on the morning of November 30. Amber was born September 11, 1973 to the late David Jerald Prock and Margaret Elizabeth Tritton Prock in Dallas, Texas. Amber moved to Greensboro, N.C. when she was in elementary school. Amber graduated with honors from Southwest Guilford High School, in Greensboro, N.C. in 1992. Amber received the North Carolina Teaching Fellow Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History with a minor in Math as member of "Phi Beta Kappa Society" and on the Dean's List from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Amber has her National Board Certification in EA/Mathematics. Amber was currently working on her Masters Degree in M. Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Amber married the love of her life, Kimothy F. Willis July 11, 2003 and she became a mother to her precious daughter, Grayson Alexandria, On October 22, 2005. Amber wanted to be a teacher from the time she could talk. She played school almost daily before she ever started school herself. Amber wanted to change, empower and inspire children to be the best they could be, to get an education and to believe in themselves. Amber taught Algebra and Math as a Seventh-Eighth grade teacher at Archdale Trinity Middle School in Archdale, N.C since 1996. Amber won the Randolph County Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Award in 1997. Amber severed as a certified mentor for beginning teachers. Amber coached girls soccer from 1999-2004. Amber was a presenter at the NC Social Studies conference 2003. Amber was currently a participant on the IMPACT V grant/team. Amber was Teacher of the Year nominee in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Amber served as 7th Grade Math Chair, 7th Grade Chairperson, and served on the Leadership/School Improvement team.
Amber loved spending time and traveling with her husband and daughter. Amber was an avid veracious reader. Amber loved to watch movies, shop and have adventures with her friends, which included her mother. Amber loved taking trips to the beach every year with her fellow teachers "The Sewing Club" and the "educational" trips she took with her students every year to learn something new. Amber loved traveling to Texas every year to spend time with her sister and niece and many other family and friends.
Amber is preceded in death by her father, David J. Prock and two brothers, Victor Angelo and Varsar Michelle Burnette. Amber leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Kimothy and her daughter Grayson of Winston-Salem, NC; her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Tritton Prock of High Point, NC; four sister, Crystal Lamb and husband Peter of Sacramento, CA, Kimberly Pool and husband Tracy of Dallas, TX, Lisa Harlan and husband Jay of Humble, TX, and Sabrina Padgett and husband George, also of Humble, TX; surrogate sister, Lynne Jones of Thomasville, NC; four nieces and nephews and many other relatives and close friends.
We would like to thank all of you for your love, prayers, support and any acts of kindness shown to us. ~ The Family.
Online condolences may be made on Amber's memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.