Barbara Cheryl "Binky" Mead
J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel
232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC
Barbara "Binky" Cheryl Mead Charleston - Barbara "Binky" Cheryl Mead, 77, of Charleston, SC, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Family and Friends are invited to attend her funeral service Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Lightsey Chapel at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Boulevard, at 3:00 p.m. with her colleague and friend, The Rev. Clark Carter, Dean of Students at Charleston Southern University, presiding, alongside Pastor Marshall Blalock, Pastor of First Baptist and Dr. Dondi Costin, president of Charleston Southern University. Burial will be private in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior in Lightsey Chapel at 2:00 p.m. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, attendees will be required to wear masks and attempt reasonable physical distancing indoors at CSU. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. Binky was born in Colorado Springs, CO while her father served as an army pilot during WWII. She faithfully served Charleston Southern University for 55 years. Binky held degrees from Anderson University, Furman University and The Citadel. She was honored to join the CSU family when it was the Baptist College under its founder and first President, Dr. John Hamrick. Binky joyfully and selflessly served Charleston Southern in areas of admission, recruitment, enrollment and student services. Most recently, Binky served as the Associate Dean of Students, International Services Director and Life Skills Coordinator for CSU. She was a licensed professional counselor and she considered it an honor to be able to walk along with students and staff during some of their toughest seasons of life. Binky has been a source of comfort and counsel for countless students through the years. She was always there to guide, mentor and love those around her. Binky was a great encourager. To say she loved her students is a great understatement and her students brought her tremendous joy throughout her life. Binky loved her family, and loved her family well. She was a loving daughter, devoted sister and caring aunt. Binky adored her parents. She cherished her mother and loved the wisdom of her father. Binky loved gardening and taking trips with her mama. The most beautiful roses came from their garden, and she enjoyed gifting those roses to those around her. Giving to others always brought Binky a great sense of delight. Great amounts of thought and love were always taken to make sure that she picked the right "surcees" to gift to family and friends. When she saw a need, without hesitation, she would meet that need with enormous amounts of love and kindness. In true southern fashion, Binky was a wonderful hostess. The fellowship of friends and family over dinners and luncheons were a great source of joy for her and a true blessing for those that shared a meal at her table. Binky is survived by her sister, Carol Mead Koopman (William) of Charleston, SC; brother, Robert "Bobby" Markley Mead, Sr. of Moncks Corner; sister-in-law, Patricia Mead of Mt. Pleasant, SC; numerous nieces and nephews: Margaret "Margie" Jackson (Wayne), Candice Browder, P.O. Mead IV (Ashley), Barbara Koopman, Kimmie Durham (Jonathan) and Amber Cobb (Greg); great-nieces; great-nephews; and her God children. She is also survived by her extended family: Harriett Gadsden, Victoria Ravenel, Emily Parker, Jacqueline White and Cindy Clark. Binky was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Percy Orian Mead, Jr. and Margaret Shirley Isaacs Mead; her brother, Percy Orian (P.O.) Mead III; and her nephew, Robert "Bobby" Markley Mead, Jr. The family would like to thank Clark and Sherri Carter for their enormous amount of love and comfort that was given to Binky and family. For the past few weeks Roper Hospital's staff provided the utmost care and compassion for Binky during her illness. Not only did the staff at Roper care for Binky, they also cared for her friends and family with the greatest amount of kindness. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Barbara C. Mead Scholarship Fund at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at Visit our guestbook at
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
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101 State Road S-10-2261, Charleston, SC
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There are no words to fully describe Binky. She was my mother´s, Judi Green, college roommate at Furman. It brings me great joy to think of their reunion. I am sure Jesus had to tell them to hush. So many great memories have flood my heart since I learned of her passing. All of the surceses. A tradition I have passed to my own children. All if the flowers at every restaurant we went to and all of the love. I am sending love and hugs to the entire family.
Meredith Green Kinerney
November 8, 2021
Carol, Billy, Bobby & families; I was so sorry to hear of Binky´s passing. She was such a loving, kind, helpful, sweet friend to me & Gil. I have many good memories of fun times thru the years. Gil thought the world of all your family and enjoyed working with y´all so much. My God carry you all through this difficult time. Your great memories will help U. God bless you all & love, Suzanne
Suzanne Sweeten Game
October 16, 2021
To The Family Of Binky Mead,
I am Dee Dee Godwin Whitehead. We attended Anderson College for two years together and lived on the same hall in Denmark Hall. Those were glorious days all two years. We had so much fun together. Everything that was mentioned in her obit was just exactly how she was at Anderson. Just a beautiful person inside and of course outward as well. My roommate and suitemate had just located Binky after 57 years a few months ago and found out she was in the hospital. We sent cards and I hope she got them before she passed. My heart is broken that we didn't find her in time for lots of laughter and memories. Praying for this family and remembering all the good times with our special friend.

Dee Dee Whitehead
Dee Dee Whitehead
October 15, 2021
Carol and family. My heart aches hearing about the loss of Barbara. We worked side by side for 30 years and its so hard to hear this. She was the kindest, sweetest , and most loving person I have ever known. She was always there to offer a helping hand, an ear to listen and always with a smile. Over the years she took our family and welcomed us as part of hers. She was such a blessing when we lost our son Darryl to cancer. I am so sorry I can't be there for the service. Gil, my husband, is undergoing surgery/treatment for cancer and I can't leave him at this time. I love her and will truly miss her, God Bless to you and family. Julia
Julia Ard & Family
October 15, 2021
I am very sorry for your loss. MS.Barbara was such a nice person. She would eat and shop at the Cracker Barrel that I work at. I loved talking to her. She was always so kind, buying gifts for fellow workers and family especially at Christmas time. I can truly say that I will miss her.
Teresa Graser
October 15, 2021
Binky was part of our family. We would see her beautiful face when she was coming and going from our home, or working round the clock along side with us. Her love and kindness thru the many years here with us will be so dearly missed. She will forever be in our hearts and not a day will go by that we will not think of her. Forever her Fairfield Family
Andrea Nicholson
Family Friend
October 15, 2021
Dear Bobby and family, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. We hope that your memories comfort you in these times. God bless.
Jimmy and Patty Hayes
October 15, 2021
What a beautiful and sweet friend. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Lorie Higgins
October 15, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate, Binky. My condolences to all of her family.
Betty Reed Lockman
October 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of Binky Mead.
Fran Bagwell
October 14, 2021
Barbara was a true professional and an angel on earth. She would do absolutely anything for anyone. We will miss her.
Barbara Melton
October 14, 2021
I fondly remember Binky from our years at St Andrews Highschool. My sincere condolences to her family. Lisa
Lisa A. La Roche
October 14, 2021
To the Family of Ms. Barbara,
I am a alumni of Charleston Southern and was one of those students that Ms. Barbara helped, counseled and went above and beyond to help me in a tough situation while attending CSU. She was a very calming presence during a stressful time and guided me and made phone calls to get the support and help needed in my situation. I will never forget Ms. Barbara's help as I was dealing with some anxieties issues which was affecting me in a particular class which she immediately withdrew me from the class and helped me enroll in another class that gave me same credit. I have always been thankful for her generosity, help, compassion and understanding in my situation. God bless each of you!
Rev. Tim Nicholson
October 13, 2021
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