Gladys Bishop Burns
October 13, 1933 ~ January 15, 2017
Resided in: Arden, NC
Gladys Bishop Burns, 83, of Arden, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, January 15, 2017. A native of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Revis Bishop. She was also preceded in death one sister Levhon Garren; one brother, Lloyd Bishop and sister-in-law, Frances Bishop. Gladys served as a bookkeeper for the Henderson County Board of Education for 27 years and went on to work at Blue Ridge Community College before her retirement. She was a member of Fletcher First Baptist Church and enjoyed singing Southern Gospel music, flowers, birds, photography and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful cook and will be forever cherished as a loving aunt, great aunt, sister and friend. She is survived by special friend, Eddie Taylor; one brother, Larry Bishop (Mary Lou); two nieces, Audrey Johnson (Gary) and Diane Stepp (Donnie); three nephews, Jerry Bishop (Missy), Wayne Bishop (Sheila) and Jamie Bishop (Audrey), as well as several great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18 at Fletcher First Baptist Church with Reverends Roy Waldroup and Craig Stepp officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Saluda. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 on Wednesday at the church. One of Gladys' favorite Bible verses was Romans 8:38-39 " 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.