Carolina Funeral Home & Carolina Memorial Gardens

7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC


Mrs. Katherine "Kitty" McLeod Barfield

November 5, 1925May 16, 2020

Katherine McLeod "Kitty" Barfield, 94, of North Charleston passed away peacefully in her sleep the early morning of May 16, 2020, at the Bridges of Charleston. Kitty resided at the Bridges for the last five years where the staff gave her the title as "Queen of the Bridges" and she wore that crown proudly. Kitty would tell you in a heartbeat that the staff at the Bridges were just as much a part of her family as her own. The family would like to express their sincere deep appreciation and gratitude to the staff at the Bridges and Regency SouthernCare for the love and care they provided to our mom.

Kitty was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and faithful friend. She was a woman of strong faith and was an active member of Cokesbury United Methodist for over 60 years. During her many years, she served as an active community member in her beloved City of North Charleston, always doing everything she could to make the City a great place to live, work, and play. She also relished in watching her children, grands, and great-grands participate in sports and extra-curricular activities.

Born November 5, 1925 in Ojus, Florida, she is preceded in death by her parents Donald R. McLeod and Alice Hudson McLeod, her sister Jessie M. Horne and brother Donald R. McLeod. Also, her late husband of 62 years, Joe Barfield. She is survived by her five children Ricky Barfield (Brenda) of Moncks Corner, Ed Barfield (Dawn) of Givhans, Donnie Barfield (Tammy) of Moncks Corner, Kathi DuCharme of Summerville, Butch (Laurie) of North Charleston; her 97 year-old sister, Madie Ray of Florida; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and her many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. A special friend, Helen Delong, also faithfully lovingly cared for her.

Due to the continued restrictive pandemic period, a private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremation located at 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. 843-797-2222.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.


  • Private Family Entombment at Carolina Memorial Park

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


Mrs. Katherine "Kitty" McLeod Barfield

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Faith Crane

May 19, 2020

Rest in Peace Mrs. Kitty Barfield, she was a one of a kind lady. She will be miss by so many people. Prayer going up for the family. Love you all.

Faith, Dave and Jessica Crane

Kay Carter

May 18, 2020

My sincerest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Ricky, Ed, Donnie, Lou, & Butch and families. Your Mom was a sweet, caring, and loving mother. I am blessed and all the richer to have shared in the many wonderful memorable moments w Miss Kitty. Please know that you all remain in my deepest thoughts with continued prayers during your time of loss of your beautiful Mother.
Much love to you all, Kay


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