Areda Davis Bishop

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Areda Davis Bishop, 75, of 103 Eller Ford Rd., Weaverville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, following a long illness. A native of Buncombe Co., Mrs. Bishop was a daughter of the late Tony and Lola Penley Davis. Mrs. Bishop is survived by her loving family: her husband of 54 years, Albert F. Bishop; daughters, Connie Smith Hogston, and Donna Davis and husband Steve, both of Asheville; son, Albert F. Bishop, Jr., and wife Lou of Arden; sister, Brenda Shepard, of Debary, FL; brothers, Edward, Robert, and Elbert Davis, all of Asheville, and Billy Davis, of Wilmington, NC; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. John Honeycutt officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

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  1. Albert and Family,
    No words can ease your pain right now but I know you find comfort in knowing that Reda is with the Lord and no longer in pain. Reda was a true lady in every sense of the word. I loved her dearly and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. She brought so many good things to my life and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to know such a gracious, beautiful lady. I love all of you.
    Donna J.

  2. Connie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. She was such a lovely and kind lady. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. Please know that we are here to help in any way we can and will keep you and your family in our prayers. We love you. Mike & Sherry Johnson

  3. A very beautiful lady inside and out. She always had a hug and a smile for me, I miss her a lot. My love and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  4. Albert and Family,
    You don’t know me, but I am June Cannons niece. Areda and I grew
    up together and were best friends
    until after I moved away. Please
    know my prayers and thoughts are
    with you all at this time.
    Clara Burrell Wersterfer

  5. Dear Albert & all the family,

    I just found out today that Reda had passed, and went with to be with the Lord. Even though I don’t see you guy’s anymore, I have such wonderful memories Albert when you two would come over and you & Larry would jam all night with the guitars, and Reda & I would just about fall asleep we were so tired.

    You two were there the day that we brought Karen home from the hospital, and I was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to hear her cry cause you guys were making so much music, but Reda helped me out to listen for Karen, but she didn’t wake up. I guess she knew from the beginning that she was among Good people.

    Reda was to me such a wonderful woman. I never heard her say anything bad about anyone, unless it was you, Albert when she was just kinda miffed, but you’re a Bishop, what can I say, ha ha. I just can’t tell you how much I loved you two, and your children, and I’m so very sorry for your loss, and my heart goes out to all of you.

    She is at peace, and will look our for all of you, and I’m so very glad that I had been so priveliged to have known her, as all the rest of you guys, and I will miss her so very much.

    All the sentiments are sent, also from Karen, Jennifer, Frank, Barbara,& Katie

    ALL our love & prayers are sent to all of you,


  6. Albert and Family, We just wanted you to know our thought’s and prayer’s are with all of you. God’s Word is our greatest comfort. 1Thess. 4:17 & 18 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

  7. Albert & family,
    I want to tell you that Reda was such a wonderful woman that I and ALL of my kids have been honored to know over these years. You two were there when Larry & I brought Karen home from the hospital 35 yrs ago & introduced her to music, and Reda helped me listen out to make sure I could her if she woke up.She was a TRUE Lady that I will always respect & miss so much.
    Take care,all of you and know that y’all are in our hearts & prayers
    Julie & kids

  8. Albert & all,
    The kids & I want to send our deepest condolences to you & the kids.I deeply loved you & Reda all these years, and hope your family will just remember what a wonderful woman she was to the whole family,
    Love Julie & kids

  9. Albert and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have visited but because of my own health issues I was unable to. My fondest memories was in my life was living beside your family up in the ‘Holler’. Areda was like my second mom. May God give your family strength to sustain your daily lives and God Bless.

  10. Albert and family–we just wanted you to know how much we are thinking of you. We are very sorry about your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love-Jimmy, Tracy , Courtney and David Smith

  11. Albert and family,I’m very sorry to hear your lose.I’ve had Areda in my prayers for a long while.I know she will be missed by all that knew her.I ask that you all put your trust in the LORD. I will continual to pray for your family.

    Jerry Johnston

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