Patty Burgess Meeks

  • Born: November 8, 1935
  • Died: February 16, 2020
  • Location: Meggett, South Carolina

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Patty Burgess Meeks, 84, of Meggett, South Carolina, widow of William Donald "Don" Meeks, Sr., entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 16, 2020. The family will receive friends Friday, February 21, 2020 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 5412 Highway 165 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Christ-St. Paul's Parish Churchyard.
Patty was born November 8, 1935 in Kingstree, South Carolina, daughter of the late Joseph Burgess and Selma Smith Burgess.

When her children were young, Patty dedicated herself to being a stay at home mom and providing them with memories they continue to pass on to her grandchildren. Once her children became school aged, her passion for education took root and she utilized her degree in education from Winthrop University and became a career educator for Charleston County at Middleton High School teaching biology.

Upon retiring, she dedicated her time to caring for her late husband, traveling, entertaining her grandchildren, and community outreach.Patty's dedication to serving the surrounding community, and being a founding member of Helping Hands at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, was one of her biggest passions. Wednesday's were a day she looked forward to every week, as this was the day she joined other members of Helping Hands and sewed items needed in her community.

She is survived by her two sons, William "Bill" Donald Meeks, Jr. (Emily) of Yonges Island, SC and John Joseph "Jack" Meeks (Kelly) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Donna Jane Meeks Stallsmith (Chuck) of Yonges Island, SC; brother, Jimmy Burgess (Laura) of Kingstree, SC; five grandchildren, William Donald Meeks, III, Charles Joseph Meeks, Dawson Abner Meeks, Merritt Elizabeth Meeks and Grady Joshua Meeks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, American Red Cross Carolina Low Country Chapter, 2424 City Hall Lane Suite #A, Charleston, SC, 29406 and/or Meals On Wheels, 316 W. Carolina Avenue, Summerville, SC, 29483.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm going to miss you Patty! Our morning conversations about families, pets and prayers. I love you my friend.

Posted by Judy Yu - Ravenel, SC   February 21, 2020

I am thankful to say I had the pleasure of meeting her around December at St. Francis Hospital. When she sat down and began talking to someone else, I was drawn to her. I asked who she was ...Patti Cake, Patti Cake lol! I am thankful I got to meet her, hear her story and to thank her for the many years she gave ARBC material to sew pillows for breast care patients. She is definitely someone who blessed a lot of lives. May God comfort you in your sorrow.

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2020

Deeply saddened at the loss of you Mom.She was a giver,a sweet lady.She knitted those baby blankets for icu.When my baby ended up in ICU ,he received one of those blankets.Maybe not hers specifically ,but I'll never forget what it meant to me.Love to you all.Lou Gray Burrell.

Posted by Lou Burrell - Jnman, SC - Friend   February 21, 2020

Mrs. Meeks was always a joy to see in our office. We enjoyed our conversations with her, always a kind word and good advice. I pray the Lord will bring comfort to the Meeks family in the midst of your grief at the loss of Mrs. Meeks. God let your love and mercy strengthen this family in the days ahead, in Jesus precious name, Amen.
Love, Dr. Stubblefield, Kimberly, Lisa and Jennifer

Posted by Robert STUBBLEFIELD - Charleston, SC   February 21, 2020

I will miss you so much my knitting buddy and dear friend. RIP Patty

Posted by Cookie Sewell - Ravenel, SC - Friend   February 21, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of her passing! She was an inspiration to many students.

Posted by Theresa Patterson Dinius - Charleston, SC   February 21, 2020

About ten of us wanted to start an Environmental Club at Middleton, and Mrs. Meeks enthusiastically stepped up to the plate to sponsor us. Our main concern was Folly Beach. I'll always love her for that. Class of 1995

Posted by Frances Graham - Student   February 21, 2020

Patty, we miss you. Always a Razorback
Peter Smyth

Posted by Peter Smyth - Charlottesville, VA   February 20, 2020

So sorry to read of her passing! Ms. Meeks was an amazing teacher! She definitely passed on her love of science to her students! Believe me ... back in '85-'86 we tore up the science wing but we learned and had fun! Rest easy! MHS Class of 1986!

Posted by Melissa Blondell - Charleston, SC - Student   February 20, 2020

I truly enjoyed my years at Middleton High School working so closely with Mrs. Meeks. She was an incredible, knowledgeable teacher who had a passion for the sciences. She is one of my many fond memories of being a Razorback. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill, Jack, and Donna.

Posted by David Parler - Folly Beach, SC   February 20, 2020

Mrs. Meeks was the best! I had her for homeroom/Environmental Studies at Middleton. Everyone loved her. She was funny and engaging. She got her students excited about the subjects they were studying. She loved the earth and was far ahead of her time as an avid recycler. We went on field trips to the dump and the recycling plant. She was a brave lady to take all of us crazy kids on those field trips!!!! But we loved her for it and will miss her terribly. I was so sad when I saw the news. I have to work this weekend in South Florida, but if not I would be at the funeral. Mrs. Meeks, as I take my recycle bin to the street you will always be in my thoughts!!!

Posted by Ashley Embly - Student   February 19, 2020

We will miss this feisty, energetic, personable friend who always welcomed us into her lovely home. She made us feel like we were part of her family. We extend our condolences to her family and to all that knew and loved her. Fenn and Janet Stallsmith

Posted by Fenn and Janet Stallsmith - Summerville, SC - Family Friend   February 19, 2020

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