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“I am just seeing this about Aunt Margaret. I am so sorry to hear about her passing and would have been there had I known. She was my favorite aunt...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Connie L Hicks - FL

“Dear Binky, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I loved hearing your stories about her and her beloved roses. Your devotion to her has...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Kelley Jones - SC

“Ms. Mead, Your love for your mother is an example I will carry with me for the rest of my life. What a beautiful life she lived and a lady full of...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Lili Gresham Hiser

“Binky, Carol, and Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special person. She was a beautiful lady(inside and out) who always had a smile...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Susie Swink Higgins - Columbia, SC

“Very sorry to learn of the passing of this fine lady. Her efforts for the First Baptist students and her family made great things happen. Roy DeHaven...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: ROY DEHAVEN - Charleston, SC

“Binky, I was sad to hear of your mothers passing. Both of you were. Such a wonderful part of Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society. I will cherish...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Priscilla Fletcher - Friend

“Binky, I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. While I know that you will miss her tremendously, but I also know that you know she is in a...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Archie Franchini - Charleston, SC

“Binky, I know your heart is breaking because your beautiful mother and dear friend and companion is no longer with you, but I know that you also...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Lindsey Walke - NORTH CHALRESTON, SC

“Carol and Billy and all the Mead Family:So sad to read of Margaret's passing in the paper today. She was such a wonderful person I can still remember...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Kathryn Cox - Charleston, SC

“Binky, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed hearing your stories about your mother. Praying for your family.-Jan Reed ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Jan Reed - Charleston, SC

“sorry to hear of ms margarets passing she truly was a southern lady.carolyn and I hold you all in our prayers. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: frank way - lynn n, FL

“Barbara, Carol & Family, my heart is full of all the great memories I have of "Mama" Mead. She always called me her "other" daughter. I only wish I...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Julia Ard - Collinsville, OK

“Dearest Binky,Your precious Mother is now an angel! Praise the Lord for His eternal promises to us! I know you will miss "Mama" but rest easy...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Binky, Carol, and Bobby,Your Mom was such a special lady. She lit up a room with her smile and kind spirit. She always had a compliment for...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Joy Pierce - Charleston, SC

“Binky you and your family have my sympathy in the painful loss of your mother and brother. I also know that God will give you his love and eternal...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Walter Brodie - Anderson, SC

“To Bobby and the Mead family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss.I hope that all of your memories comfort you through these times.All of you...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Jimmy & Patty Hayes - SC

“Miss Barbra and Miss Harriet please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Miss Margaret was a beautiful woman. I thoroughly enjoyed being...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Kathryn Heinsohn - Charleston, SC

“Dear Binky and family,So grateful for the many years the Lord gave y'all together. Your Mother was so blessed and know she is rejoicing with our...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Clark - Charleston, SC

Margaret Shirley Isaacs Mead Charleston - Margaret Shirley Isaacs Mead, 95, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, beloved wife of the late Percy Orian Mead, Jr., went home to her Heavenly Father Saturday, August 18, 2018. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston SC, 29401. The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at The First Baptist Church of Charleston, 61 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Marshall Blalock presiding. Contributing messages will be provided by long term friends Reverend Clark Carter, Pastor of Portside Baptist Church of North Charleston and Dean of Students at Charleston Southern University as well as Dr. Danny Nicholson, President of Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood, SC. Burial service will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405.

Margaret, the sixth of six children, was born March 31, 1923 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Mark Isaacs and Freddie Gracie Bunch Hayes. Following graduation from Andrew Jackson HS in 1941, Margaret met her life-long partner and married in 1943.

Margaret traveled 38 of the then 48 states with her husband while he served as an Army-Airforce pilot during and after WW II. They later settled in both Charleston and Berkeley Counties, where the Mead Timber Company was established. They joined the First Baptist Church of Charleston in 1956. In addition to teaching Sunday school, Margaret became a Charleston tour guide new church members. In 1964 Margaret and her husband became co-founders Baptist College at Charleston, currently Charleston Southern University. Margaret's husband "never promised her a rose garden", but gave her one none less. Growing roses became a major hobby, and she joined the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, where she eventually rose to the level of consulting rosarian. While she won many awards at various state rose shows, greatest satisfaction was standing back to watch all the "noses in her roses". She loved sharing those hybrid beauties with others and helping novices start their own rose journey.

Margaret loved to cook. Her children knew their friends were always welcomed to join the family for dinner, as "Mama" always prepared more than enough food for everyone seated around her table. (She didn't even mind if a sizzling drum stick or two got taken from the atop the stove before dinner was served).

With her knowledge, patience & wisdom, Margaret taught her children many life lessons, including proper etiquette. She was a true 'Southern Belle' and valued and preserved Southern tradition.

Margaret loved her family and friends and enjoyed music and traveling. She was affectionately called "Mama", "GiGi", "Grandmoma Margaret", "Ma Ma Maggie" and will always be remembered for her gentle and giving spirit, kind heart, helping hand, contagious smile, quick wink, and reassuring words. She always expressed gratitude for the smallest thing anyone ever did for her. Being a wonderful listener and unconditional encourager were two of her most admired and appreciated attributes.

As time will have it, "Ms. Margaret's" body grew delicate, but her spirit remained strong. She continued to receive exceptional loving care from her dedicated caregivers over the past eight years. The family will remain indebted to Harriett Gadsden, Victoria Ravenel, Jacqueline White and Emily Parker for their unconditional love and selfless, tireless efforts, which kept their beloved "Ms. Margaret" feeling happy and secure. The family is also grateful for the fine ongoing care rendered by Roper Hospital, Elms Life Care Center and the many other medical specialists over the past years. We feel all the above likely helped to prolong the life of our dear loved one until the time the Lord came to take her home with Him. While she sorely be missed, she will live on within the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her. Proverbs 31:26.

Margaret leaves, to cherish her memories, two daughters, Barbara "Binky" Cheryl Mead of Charleston, SC, Carol Mead Koopman (Billy) of Charleston, SC; son, Robert "Bobby" Markley Mead, Sr. (Louisa) of Moncks Corner, SC; daughter-in-law, Patricia K. Mead of Charleston; sister, Carolyn Isaacs Lay; grandchildren, Margaret Jackson (Wayne), P.O Mead, IV (Ashley), Candice K. Lapham, Barbara A. Koopman, Kimberly K. Durham (Jonathan), Amber B. Mead and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to Percy Orian Mead, Jr., her adoring husband of 53 years, Margaret was predeceased in death by her loving parents, Mark Isaacs and Freddie Gracie Bunch Hayes Isaacs; two sisters, Malvena Black Kendrick & Louise Evelyn Isaacs Langston; two brothers, Don Black & Bruce Black, all of Jacksonville FL; son, Percy Orian Mead, III of Charleston, SC; grandson, Robert "Bobby" Markley Mead, Jr. of Moncks Corner, SC.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Charleston First Baptist Church Regeneration Fund, 61 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, Connie Maxwell Children's Home, 810 Maxwell Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the P.O., Jr. & Margaret I. Mead Endowed Scholarship at Charleston Southern University, PO Box 118087, Charleston, SC 29423. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared for the Mead and Koopman families by visiting our website at

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70 Cunnington Avenue Charleston, SC 29405