After seeing the need for a home to care for her father, John D. Stephens, Williams knew this was a need other families would experience. She continued, “I knew others would want the same care and home for their families, so in loving memory of my beloved father, my husband, David, also a Veteran, and I opened our first personal care home committed to veterans and their dependents called Peaceful River I.” Later seeing a need for care for those who are developmentally disabled or “differently abled,” they opened a second home called Peaceful River II.  Not believing that they had yet fulfilled the complete vision God entrusted to her or reached their full potential, they expanded to open an additional home and now have Peaceful River I, II, and III. In addition, a little more than a year ago, Peaceful River expanded to private homecare which allows the agency to send caregivers, primarily CNA’s, to the homes of clients in a multi-county region.

 “At Peaceful River Residential Services, your family member is cared for like family,” she said.  The approximately 3,000 square foot homes and their many amenities are designed to provide residents and individuals with all the comforts of home, like WIFI and cable, a community swimming pool/clubhouse, tennis courts, and overall “peace for your peace of mind.” The homes feature spacious, eat-in kitchens, adjoining full-service laundry, plush, leather furnishings throughout the home, four private bedrooms in ranch- style homes, offering 2.5 bathrooms. The newest home, PR3, features five private bed rooms and three bathrooms.  


Senior Leadership Team:

Director of Nursing/Operations: Connie DeKeyzer, LPN

office: 706.571.8859

Developmental Disability Professional: Lisa Edwards, BS, MS

office: 762.821.1476

Assistant DDP: Bryant Mosley, BS, MS

Lead Nurse: Latonya Muhammad, RN

​David Williams


A veteran of the United States Army, David Williams received a degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Networking from Columbus Technical College. Mr. Williams has been a licensed Georgia Residential Building Contractor and the owner and operator of a construction company, DS Williams Construction, for over a decade. Mr. Williams is also in charge of client relations, patient and customer satisfaction, program quality standards, and performance and productivity as the Operations Manager at Columbus Regional Hospital.  

Veteran John D. Stephens,

Inspiration for Peaceful River

Our Inspiration: "Remembering John Stephens"

Executive Leadership Team

Making Home a Little Sweeter for Veterans & the “Differently-Abled”:

Peaceful River Residential Services

Mission Statement: “Peaceful River Residential Services (PRRS) is dedicated to creating a home environment where we consistently exceed the expectations of our individuals, residents, team members, and regulators. We strive to set the industry standard and be the provider of choice that meets the lifelong needs of our individuals. We are the caring provider whose respect for the individuals' privacy and protecting their confidentiality is our top priority. We are the provider whose most valuable asset is our individuals and residents. We will continue to accomplish our mission by continuing to put them first and treating them like family.

At Peaceful River, we provide our individuals, residents and their families with peace for their peace of mind."

"Providing Peace for Your Peace of Mind"

PRRS Founder/Owner & CEO Pamela S. Williams, said “Peaceful River was borne out of my heart after seeing the care that my ailing father, a U.S. veteran, was receiving and having a strong desire to have a place that truly offered me peace of mind and the best quality of life for him.”  

Pamela Williams, BA, MS


A native of Columbus, Georgia, Pamela Williams is a business woman with experience in banking, finance, and entrepreneurship. She is a former Broker Associate at Wells Fargo Bank and a project manager for Total Systems Services. Mrs. Williams graduated from Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations with a concentration in Business Management. She also received her Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University.

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Business Office: 762.821.1476 ​

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