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Barbara Suhrstedt Thompson Brown

Barbara Suhrstedt Thompson Brown
  • January 28, 1924 - February 15, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    405 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“My condolences to the family of "Mrs. Thompson" as I knew her as my 4th grade teacher. She is still my favorite of all my teachers and I am 63 and a...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Gail DuPuis - CONWAY, SC

“Laurie, Buddy, Liz and family -- My condolences to all of you. Barbara was one of my favorites -- always smiling with a twinkle in her eyes. I...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink - Summerville, SC

“My condolences to the family.May you find comfort in knowing that God understands your pain and will give you the strength to endure it.He promises...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon

“Linda and Terry - my condolences to you and all of your family. Mrs. Thompson was my favorite teacher over all my years in school. I still have fond...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Stephens Corson - SC

“I write this first on behalf of my mom, Lois Ann Johnston Wyly, who left us last summer, but who spoke with great affection of Barbara, who I believe...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Katherine Wyly Mille - Columbia, SC

“Buddy - Robbie & I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your Mom. Nothing can take away the pain of losing someone so...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Julie & Robbie Sharpton - SC

“My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the all the families for Mrs Thompson- Brown's death.I knew her as "Mrs. Thompson" when I was a 4th grade...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry Knight - Charleston, SC

“Such a fine lady who welcomed so many people into her life and church. Prayers for the family who cared for her so well ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - CHARLESTON, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Bobbie's passing. She was so loved and treasured by her family and friends. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sharmin McWhorter - easley, SC

“so sorry to hear about the passing of mrs Barbara. I truly enjoyed being able to care for her at franke's through Right at home homecare company....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dria miller - north charleston, SC

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Valerie


Barbara Suhrstedt Thompson Brown, 95, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Reubin H. "Buster" Brown died Friday, February 15, 2019. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 in the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Barbara was born January 28, 1924 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late F.C.W. Suhrstedt and the late Louise Kuemmerer Suhrstedt. She was a graduate of the College of Charleston and was a well respected fourth grade teacher at Stono Park Elementary School for 23 years. Bobbie, as she was known and loved by many, lived on Edgewater Park for 61 years. She was a devoted and active lifelong member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church where she participated in many church organizations. She enjoyed sharing her Charleston heritage and experiences while serving as a Docent at Middleton Place. Bobbie enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing bridge and Scrabble. As everyone knew, she was a proud and avid Clemson Tiger Fan.

Barbara is survived by two sons: Dr. Allan J. "Buddy" Thompson, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Sunset, SC and Lawrence O. Thompson of Charleston, SC; three step-daughters: Carol Brown Martin (Bill) of Charleston, SC, Rebecca Brown Korman of Durham, NC and Linda Brown Stanley (Terry) of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren: Allan J. "Jamey" Thompson III (Puja) and Amy Thompson Hand (Shane); six step-grandchildren: William Martin III (Kim), Christopher McNiel Martin (Jenny), Olivia Korman, Renee Korman, Matthew Bremer Stanley (Rachel), and Henry Jennings Stanley; three great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allan James Thompson, Sr. and step-son, Reubin H. "Bo" Brown III.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.