Sally Banks Meador
Sally Banks Meador, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 in Home Hospice care. She was the widow of the late Guy “Buddy” Atkinson Meador, Jr. and the daughter of the late Martin Luther Banks, Jr. and Sara Elizabeth Gaston Banks. She was the granddaughter of a Methodist minister, the late Reverend Martin Luther Banks of St. Matthews, SC and of the late Judge Arthur Lee Gaston, of Chester, South Carolina. A funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Chester, South Carolina on Saturday, January 19 at 1:30 PM. The Reverend Clay Waldrip will officiate and glorious music will be played. The family will receive friends at Barron Funeral Home in Chester on Saturday, January 19th from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Meador was a graduate of Chester High School and she also graduated at the top of her class at Coker University where she completed a double major in English and Music. Following her graduation from Coker in 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, “Buddy” Meador. During the early years of their marriage, the couple lived in Great Falls, SC; Conway, SC; Elkin, NC; and Anderson, SC before returning in 1970 to live in their hometown of Chester, SC. Mrs. Meador was an English teacher and an assistant principal at Chester Senior High School, and later she was the Director of Adult Education for Chester County. After retirement from the public schools, she served as the Director of the “Success by Six” program for Chester County. She and her husband were active members in the Baptist Church. In each community where they lived, she sang in the church choir and she was a frequent soloist at church, and in community chorus performances of The Messiah. Mrs. Meador is survived by a daughter, Sara Lee Meador Drawdy (Wes), of Greenville, SC; a son, Guy A. Meador III (Maureen), of Dacula, GA; a son, H. Banks Meador (Kara), of Leesville, SC; a brother, Martin Luther Banks, III (Nancy), of Burke, VA; and a brother-in-law, William “Bill” Henry Skeels, III, of Burlington, NC; eight grandchildren, Sally, Ellen, (Nigel Songalia), Cora, Janet, Fiona, Dalton, Evan and Cooper; and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, her students, the members of the TEL and the Gleaners ladies Sunday School classes, and her fellow church choir members and church musicians, all of whom she loved. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Chester, P.O. Box 518, Chester, SC 29706 or to North Metro First Baptist Church, 1026 Old Peachtree Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie Street, Chester, SC is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.