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Barbara McDonald Currey

Barbara McDonald Currey
  • November 5, 1939 - August 27, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Smile Train
    P.O. Box 96231
    Washington, DC 20090-6231

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“Hi Patrick and family,I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I met Barbara in the nursing home while I was there visiting my mom. Every time I...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jann Pierce - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Barbara was an amazing & wonderful person. I am truly blessed to have known her. Lyn Miller ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Lyn Miller - Friend

Fun trip we had to Santa Barbara 30-some years ago! “When I met Barbara in 1985 I had no idea she would be one of the most important people in my life. At that time I was 20-something with severe...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Thompson - OH - Friend

“A great counselor and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Gayle. Shapleigh - Charleston, SC

“I was sorry to learn of Barbara's passing this morning. We spent much time painting together in my art studio. Probably 10+ years...those were fun...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Tami Cardnella - Greenville, SC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Pete, Patrick, Nancy, Kathleen, Elizabeth and all the rest of Currey and Jorgenson family. I have so many fond...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: wally scott - metairie, LA

“Sending my thoughts and prayers to Barbara's family at this very sad and difficult time.Barbara was a beautiful person inside and out. Her personal...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Aline Lahusen Corry - Webster, TX

“So very sorry to learn about the passing of your Mother Elizabeth. I also read about your Son's accident. You are dearly in my prayers! ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jackie McCaghren - Escondido, CA

“Elizabeth, Luke, Celia and the entire Currey family,We were so sorry to hear of your mother and grandmother's passing. She was such an...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Rebecca Williams and DeeDee Powell

“We miss you. Jack & Annelise Simmons ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She was a wonderful, kind, elegant,smart lady. Always so proud of her family-Especially those...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: LORI NELSON - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“Rest in Peace with the Lord lovely lady.2n34y ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: richard bilas - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“May her body rest in peace and her spirit smile upon you all from the heavens.With Love and Prayers,Christopher Schachte and Nildan-Atkay Schachte ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nildan Atkay - Charleston, SC

“❤❤ ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Currey - SC - Family

“Barbara was a beautiful spirit and is at home with God. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Skip Condon - Sullivan's Island, SC

“Barbara was a beautiful spirit and is at home with God. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Skip Condon - Sullivan's Island, SC

“I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing she was lovely inside and out and I am so glad that I knew her. She raised wonderful children and I...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Lollie Eykyn - Columbia, SC


Barbara McDonald Currey, age 80, of Mount Pleasant, SC, wife of Rev. Peter Michael Jorgensen, entered into eternal rest on August 27, 2020. A private graveside service will be held. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Barbara was born November 5, 1939 in Houston, Texas, daughter of the late L. H. (Mac) McDonald and the late Lillian Lahusen McDonald. She attended the University of Houston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor's degree in sociology. Barbara earned a master's degree in education (clinical counseling) from The Citadel and was a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a supervisor for both credentials. She was in private practice as a marriage and family counselor in Mt. Pleasant for many years and touched many lives through her unique ability to understand relationships and her creative approach to helping people. She also counseled donors at the Southeastern Fertility Clinic.

Barbara was an accomplished artist, a member of the Charleston Artist Guild, and shared her appreciation of art with her family. Her love and use of color was outstanding and inspiring. Because of her encouragement and her genes, many of her children and grandchildren share her artistic gift.

She loved her garden, especially her ferns, roses and pansies, and spent many contemplative hours digging in the dirt. She loved to travel and particularly loved New Mexico.

Barbara was a long-time member of St. Andrews Church Mount Pleasant, participated in the music ministry there and was a very spiritual person who learned from many different religious traditions. She was open-minded and helped all people she encountered to see themselves with clarity and beauty.

Most important to Barbara was her family who will dearly miss her. Her loving and caring nature was much appreciated by all, especially her grandchildren who all have many fond memories of special time spent with her. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Rev. Peter Jorgensen of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son, Patrick Currey of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three daughters, Nancy Currey of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Kathleen Currey (Bob Tincher) of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Douglass Currey of Mount Pleasant, SC; three step-sons, Michael Jorgensen (Laurie) of Park City, UT, Eric Jorgensen (Teresa) of Atlanta, GA, and Jeff Jorgensen (Mechelle) of Culpeper, VA; brother, Bud McDonald (Kathy) of Cody, WY; grandchildren, Rose, Louisa, and Henry Ballou, Claire and Madeleine Tincher, Luke and Celia McCaleb, and Amelia, Annabel, Rachel, Samuel, Katherine, James, and David Jorgensen.

Memorials may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 smiletrain.org/donate or Gibbs Art Museum, Department of Development, 135 Meeting Street, SC 29401 gibbsmuseum.org.