Barbara Ann Redding Meeks, 81


Mrs. Barbara Ann Redding Meeks, 81, of Swainsboro passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Emanuel County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Twin City First United Methodist Church with Reverend Randall Smith officiating. Interment followed in Coleman Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Twin City First United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers were Shannon Bush, Brannon Bush, Gray Mendieta, Wess Mason, Shaun Bush, Josh Bush, Shann Bush, and Lake Bush.

Mrs. Meeks was born July 29, 1940, in Twin City, to William Otis “W. O.” Redding and Edna Mae Reynolds Redding. She attended Emanuel County Institute and grew up in the Twin City United Methodist Church. Barbara was an avid reader and made the best sweet pickles, but her greatest love was her family and friends. She considered her colleagues at Delores & Woody’s and Walmart as family. Barbara’s most beloved hobby was following her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews around for singing performances, dance recitals, gymnastics competitions, and ball games. Mrs. Meeks is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve Meeks, Jr.; and a special son-in-law, Mike Bush; brother, William Otis “Bill” Redding, Jr.; sisters, Lila Jeanette Redding Seckinger (Lannie) and Willa Ree Redding Tomlinson; and her best friend, Ellen Edge Pitts.

Mrs. Meeks is survived by her son, Kenneth Paul “Kenny” Meeks (Kellie) of Swainsboro; daughters, Sharon Wren Bush and Stefanie Meeks Mason (Tim), all of Swainsboro; sister, Katie Redding Raley of Dothan, AL; grandchildren, Shannon Bush (Renee), Brannon Bush (Amanda), Whitney Bush, Gray Mendieta (Kelli), Wess Mason (Mary), Calissa Mason, Emma Mason, and Kenlie Meeks; eight great-grandchildren; her sweet puppy, Bella; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.