Patty Burgess Meeks
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“I'm going to miss you Patty! Our morning conversations about families, pets and prayers. I love you my friend. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Yu - Ravenel, SC

“I am thankful to say I had the pleasure of meeting her around December at St. Francis Hospital. When she sat down and began talking to someone else...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Deeply saddened at the loss of you Mom.She was a giver,a sweet lady.She knitted those baby blankets for icu.When my baby ended up in ICU ,he received...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Lou Burrell - Jnman, SC - Friend

“Mrs. Meeks was always a joy to see in our office. We enjoyed our conversations with her, always a kind word and good advice. I pray the Lord will...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Robert STUBBLEFIELD - Charleston, SC

“I will miss you so much my knitting buddy and dear friend. RIP Patty ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Cookie Sewell - Ravenel, SC

“I am truly sorry to hear of her passing! She was an inspiration to many students. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Theresa Patterson Dinius - SC

“About ten of us wanted to start an Environmental Club at Middleton, and Mrs. Meeks enthusiastically stepped up to the plate to sponsor us. Our main...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Frances Graham - Student

“Patty, we miss you. Always a RazorbackLove Peter Smyth ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Peter Smyth - Charlottesville, VA

“So sorry to read of her passing! Ms. Meeks was an amazing teacher! She definitely passed on her love of science to her students! Believe me ... back...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Blondell - Charleston, SC

“I truly enjoyed my years at Middleton High School working so closely with Mrs. Meeks. She was an incredible, knowledgeable teacher who had a passion...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: David Parler - Folly Beach, SC

“Mrs. Meeks was the best! I had her for homeroom/Environmental Studies at Middleton. Everyone loved her. She was funny and engaging. She got her...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley Embly - Student

“We will miss this feisty, energetic, personable friend who always welcomed us into her lovely home. She made us feel like we were part of her family...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Fenn and Janet Stallsmith - SC


Patty Burgess Meeks, 84, of Meggett, South Carolina, widow of William Donald "Don" Meeks, Sr., entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 16, 2020. The family will receive friends Friday, February 21, 2020 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 5412 Highway 165 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Christ-St. Paul's Parish Churchyard.
Patty was born November 8, 1935 in Kingstree, South Carolina, daughter of the late Joseph Burgess and Selma Smith Burgess.

When her children were young, Patty dedicated herself to being a stay at home mom and providing them with memories they continue to pass on to her grandchildren. Once her children became school aged, her passion for education took root and she utilized her degree in education from Winthrop University and became a career educator for Charleston County at Middleton High School teaching biology.

Upon retiring, she dedicated her time to caring for her late husband, traveling, entertaining her grandchildren, and community outreach.Patty's dedication to serving the surrounding community, and being a founding member of Helping Hands at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, was one of her biggest passions. Wednesday's were a day she looked forward to every week, as this was the day she joined other members of Helping Hands and sewed items needed in her community.

She is survived by her two sons, William "Bill" Donald Meeks, Jr. (Emily) of Yonges Island, SC and John Joseph "Jack" Meeks (Kelly) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Donna Jane Meeks Stallsmith (Chuck) of Yonges Island, SC; brother, Jimmy Burgess (Laura) of Kingstree, SC; five grandchildren, William Donald Meeks, III, Charles Joseph Meeks, Dawson Abner Meeks, Merritt Elizabeth Meeks and Grady Joshua Meeks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, American Red Cross Carolina Low Country Chapter, 2424 City Hall Lane Suite #A, Charleston, SC, 29406 and/or Meals On Wheels, 316 W. Carolina Avenue, Summerville, SC, 29483.

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