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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Starts at 2:30pm (Eastern time)
Margaret Alexander Barnes, known affectionately as Meg, passed away on September 2, 2023, in Charleston, SC. She was born on August 7, 1946, in Aurora, IL to George Alexander Sr. and Mary Alexander. Meg will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Meg's proudest accomplishment was raising her two sons in Aurora, IL. She dedicated her time and love to ensure her sons grew up to be kind-hearted individuals. Meg's caring and nurturing nature extended beyond her own family; she volunteered with charitable organizations close to her heart. Her selflessness and commitment to helping others left a lasting impact on those around her.
Family meant the world to Meg. She loved spending time with them, especially during the holidays when she cherished every moment with her grandchildren. One of Meg's specialties in the kitchen was her famous mashed potatoes and hot dogs – a dish that always brought smiles and satisfied stomachs.
Meg's zest for life extended to her educational pursuits as well. In 1969, she earned a Bachelor's degree from Parson's College, showcasing her dedication to personal growth and education.
She leaves behind a multitude of cherished memories for her surviving family members: Ken Barnes, her beloved husband; George Alexander Jr., a loving brother; Jean Goehlen and Barbara, dear sisters; Brett Barnes and Chris Barnes, devoted sons; Melody Yale and Dee Dee Barnes, caring daughters-in-law; Jack Barnes, Alex Barnes, Will Barnes, and Ben Barnes – treasured grandsons who brought immeasurable joy into Meg's life.
The loss of Margaret Alexander Barnes is deeply felt by all who knew her. As we gather to celebrate her life through a graveside service at 2:30 pm on September 6th in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Mount Pleasant, SC (1308 Mathis Ferry Road), let us remember the love she shared with us all. Meg's presence will remain in our hearts, and her spirit will continue to inspire us to live with kindness, compassion, and gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Suite 745,
Boston, MA 02215. Your contribution will honor her legacy of generosity and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, just as she did.
Meg's memory will forever be treasured by those whose lives she touched. May she find eternal peace and rest, knowing the impact she made during her time with us.