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Patricia (Pat) Holmes Spicer, M.S.

Patricia (Pat) Holmes Spicer, M.S.
  • June 14, 1944 - July 6, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • American Diabetes Association
    107 West Park Blvd. Suite 220
    Columbia, SC 29210

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“I had the pleasure of getting to know Pat at church. She had that something special about her. Her love for Chase was palpable and I loved the way...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Daynna Wolff - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I still remember the bright smiles and pure joy when you, Sam, and your beautiful Pat came to Leigh's graduation from our residency program.It was...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine and Bill Simpson - SC

“I was so saddened to read of Pat's death. I have many lovely memories of her when our children were young watching from a soccer field. She was...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Martha Sparwasser - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Ken, Heart felt condolences on your loss. It was clear you loved each other dearly. Blessings to you and your family. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Marques Bradshaw - Coworker

“I was so saddened to hear of Pats passing. I had the honor of working with Pat and watching children inspired by her infectious smile and...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Hanna - Charleston, SC

“I was honored to know Pat. First, from working with her at Whitesides, then on the island as kind of neighbors, and then both of us volunteering at...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Meehan - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I am so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Pat was such a delightful woman with a beautiful, encouraging, and inquisitive spirit. She was full of...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Delores Schweitzer - Friend

“The beautiful photograph that is included in this very sad announcement, captures more than 1000 words could about my sister-in-laws charm, warmth,...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Adrian Reuben - Family

“Ken and family we send our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Only met Pat a few times over our many years at MUSC but each time her caring and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy and Steve Schabel

“Dear Spicer Families-Please accept our condolences on the passing of Pat. It was an honor to have known such a great person. May her soul rest in...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Jim & Lori Lyon - Mount Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We partnered together often serving students with special needs. Pat had a unique gift for working effectively...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Henry - Hanahan, SC

“So sorry to hear of Pat:s passing. She was always upbeat and positive. The loss of someone like Pat is enormous and I'm sorry. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Mo Sheakley - CHARLESTON, SC

“We were so sorry to hear about Pat's death. She was a wonderful woman and I know you will miss her greatly. Our prayers are with you , Kevin and...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Donald and Mary Wilbur - SC

“So many lovely memories of Pat & how kind she was to our family when we moved here & became neighbours in Snee Farm.Our hearts are with you Ken,...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Judith Anderson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Ken--I was very saddened to learn of Pat's death. I always enjoyed talking with her at the occasional faculty events where our paths would cross. ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Curry - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Leigh and Kevin - We were very saddened to see that your mother has died. We have such good memories of Pat when our daughter Susie and Leigh were...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Hills - Charleston, SC

“Ken, Karen and I were both saddened to here that Pat past away today. Our prayers are with you. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Mansle Raines - Charleston, SC

“Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your special loved one. We remember Pat fondly as a neighbor who carpooled with us at East...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Thompson - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“Sorry to hear about your sad loss.Pat was a kind, caring person ,always with a smile and an encouraging word.I feel like a part of our lives have...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Leonie Gordon Leventhal - SC


Patricia Holmes Spicer, 76, of Mount Pleasant South Carolina, peacefully past into eternal rest at home on Monday July 6th, 2020. A private (CoVid-19, pandemic constrained) memorial service will be held Sunday July 12, 2020, with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. To view the funeral service video please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DBBDJGTGZ83SG6JD Arrangements by J.Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mt. Pleasant Chapel.

Pat was born June 14, 1944 in Philadelphia PA, daughter of Howard John Holmes and Louise Maddoch Holmes. Her early formative years were in Glenside PA. She attended Cheltenham HS, earned a B.S. with honors from Ursinus College and lettered in basketball, taught at Abington H.S. and after marrying taught at Butler H.S Augusta GA, where she introduced and outfitted young southern ladies to both field hockey and lacrosse, taught and administered the physical education program at newly formed East Cooper School, taught at Addlestone Hebrew Academy, earned an M.S. in Special Education from College of Charleston, and taught special needs children at multiple sites in Charleston County, S.C. Pat's warmth and sincere encouragement for all she met and taught was tragically cut short by cancer.

Pat is survived by her husband of more than 52 years, Kenneth MacRae Spicer, M.D., Ph.D; son, Kevin Holmes Spicer M.D.; daughter Leigh MacRae Spicer Bernard M.D. and four grandchildren, Chasen Phipps Spicer, Porter MacRae Spicer, Lukas Parker Bernard, and London MacRae Bernard. Surviving, extended family include her sister Pamela Holmes Serra of Wyncote PA, and brother H. John (Hank) Holmes III of Narbeth PA.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Patricia H. Spicer to the American Diabetes Association.

To view the funeral service video please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DBBDJGTGZ83SG6JD