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James "Jamie" Ryan Munden

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“Martha & Reggie,I know it is just words that I share with you but I am truly sorry & saddened for you loss.Our daughter (Taylor) was friends with...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Gael Bittenbender - Sugar Land, TX

“Reggie and Marthe,I was so sorry to hear about your son. Please know that so many of us at Houston Methodist are thinking about you. We wish that...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Roberta Schwartz - Houston, TX

“Dear Marthie, Reggie, Brandon and Family. We are so very sad to learn of Jamie's passing. We did not know him but the obituary describes a wonderful...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Reid - Bellaire, TX

“To all of the Munden family my heart felt condolences over the loss of Jamie. This life is so very very short. Sometimes I feel that the best of us...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: mark schiebler - madison, WI

“Dear Reggie, Marthe, Tereza, and Brandon, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Jamie lived a vibrant life that impacted so many in such a short...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Rajesh Krishnamurthy - Columbus, OH

“My heart is breaking for you... I cannot imagine how much this hurts. Jamie was such a sweet and kind young man. Funny too! I just can't believe he...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Andrea Tripp - Sugar Land, TX

“Dear Reg & family,It is with a very heavy heart that I get re-connected with dear friends from ages past. Human words are ill-equipped to deal with...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: George Matthews - Macon, GA

“Deepest sympathy and prayers in honor of beloved Jamie. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Julia Fallon - Winston Salem, NC

“Diane, Tom and I were so sorry to hear of your nephew 's passing.I read the obituary and remembered your sister lived in texas. Remember we used to...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Robin munden - WINSTON SALEM, NC

“Reggie and Marthee Munden, I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Jamie but it seems like he was a beautiful and adventurous soul who touched many in...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Andrea Dabal - Friend

“Drs Munden, Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May Gods love and peace wrap around you and hold you tight. God Bless...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Bronk - winston salem, NC

“To Dr. Munden and family. Earth holds no sorrow that Heaven can't heal. My condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in prayer. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Avis Webster - Houston, TX

“There are no words to adequately express our sympathy for the devastation and profound loss you must be feeling. Please know we are thinking of you...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Randa El-Zein - Houston, TX

“I did not know Jamie Munden in this world. Nevertheless, I was so deeply moved by this notice that I was compelled to respond, an act I have never...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Benson - Greensboro, NC

“May the treasured memories of your loved one and the drawing close to God in prayer strengthen and comfort the family and friends during this...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart is broken for you. I can not imagine the devastation and pain that you are feeling. May God offer you His divine comfort and Peace! Hugs...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Baxley Butehorn - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.Bruce ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce Drackett - East Palatka, FL

“There are no words for a loss like this. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Cindy Holmes - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“There are no words for a loss like this. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Cindy Holmes - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“so sad to hear of this news. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Taylor - Columbia, SC

James "Jamie" Ryan Munden, 24, of Prague, Czech Republic, entered into eternal rest Saturday, March 18, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 30, 2017 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jamie was born in Charleston, SC, July 28, 1992, and was a 2010 graduate of Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, where he double majored in Environmental Sciences and Geography. Jamie met Tereza in Austin, Texas, where she was studying abroad. Their story is a true love story; their first date was to be a 2 hour coffee meeting, but it lasted 4 days. A few months later when she went to Santiago, Chile, for a second semester abroad, he followed her and thus began their many adventures. Jamie taught English at the Colegio San Francisco de Paine School. The children and teachers loved him. A number of friends, teachers, and colleagues from Chile have sent beautiful messages about how much he meant to them. Upon returning to Houston from Chile, he announced he was moving to Prague. We knew it was because of Tereza, and we could not have been happier for them. True to his spirit, Tereza's parents loved Jamie like a son and were thrilled for him to be a part of their family. She says that Jamie is the first boyfriend of hers that her father liked. Recently, they had been making plans for their permanent life in Prague where Tereza is studying at the University of Economics, Prague, and Jamie had been accepted into the Masters of Business program in Prague. Jamie had been completing an internship at Bell Helicopters and was teaching English and doing translation work for several schools and businesses. Most important, they were planning a trip to Asia this summer to continue their love of travel and exploring the world, which allowed many of us to vicariously live through their adventures.

Jamie touched many people throughout his life as evident of the numerous emails, Facebook posts, messages and phone calls from everyone. People have commented on his acceptance and willingness to be friends regardless of their faults or flaws. He helped many through their struggles with life. He was especially good with children and gravitated toward them to provide comfort, advice, English lessons or just to have fun. He was a kind and gentle soul with a massive heart and always willing to listen and lend a hand. The extent of his friendship with so many is best exemplified by the comment of his best friend in Prague, Nick who said "Jamie is the friend that I always wanted to have".

Music was a huge part of Jamie's life and he was an accomplished guitarist. Many friends commented he introduced them to music that they would never have heard and that they continue to enjoy to this day. He enjoyed going to live concerts with friends, discovering new artists and writing and composing songs..
Those who knew Jamie also knew he had his own time clock. He was terminally late to many events but that sheepish smile upon his arrival would melt your heart.

Jamie enjoyed all types of sports and outdoor activities especially soccer, golf, swimming, basketball, snowboarding and kick boxing. He was an accomplished high school golfer and was on the Clements High School varsity golf team that was the District and Regionals champions in 2010. He was proud that a number of his teammates and competitors are playing on various professional tours.

Life was a constant adventure for Jamie, and he lived it far more than many of us. He touched a lot of people, was loved and loved others. We are all blessed to have him in our lives. He leaves an enduring legacy of how to enjoy and love life.

Jamie is survived by his parents, Martha Mappus Munden and Reggie Munden; his brother, Brandon Munden and Brandon's fiancée, Jenny Nudell of Chicago, IL; the love of his life, Tereza Markova′ of Jevíčko, Prague and his grandmothers, Virginia Mappus of Charleston, SC and Sara Munden of Myrtle Beach, SC. He was predeceased in death by his grandfathers, William B. Munden, III formerly of Orangeburg, SC and Edward R. Mappus formerly of Charleston, SC. Other family members he is survived by include Martha's sisters and their spouses, Janet and Bob Stribling, Dianne and Chuck Blixt of Winston Salem, NC and Reggie's siblings and their spouses, Mike and Robbie Munden of Myrtle Beach, SC and Pat and Bruce Bennett of Charleston, SC and his many cousins on both sides of the family from all over South Carolina and North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family request consideration of a donation in his name to a charity of one's choice for children, the environment or animals.