January 22, 1922 ~ April 10, 2010

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Juanita "Meme" Bishop, 88, of Pleasant Ridge Drive, Asheville, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at her residence. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Bertha Kirkpatrick Cogdill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lee Bishop, Sr., two sisters and five brothers. Mrs. Bishop had retired from Bussman Industries. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Butler and husband Ken; son, Fred Lee Bishop, Jr.; brothers, Paul Cogdill and wife Nancy, and James Cogdill and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Scott Wilbanks and wife Debbie, and Pam Nelson and husband Andy; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Abby, and Mary Beth; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Bishop will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Woodby officiating. Interment will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory. Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Williams, Larry Williams, Steve Plemmons, Danny Bishop, Dale Bishop, and Bill Gosnell. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801, or to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. paul im so sorry about your sister if she was anything like you she had to be nice if you need anything or if i can do anything heres my number its 8287784169

  2. Our deepest condolences for the loss of Juanita. She will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.

    Love to all,
    Sara Sparks & Family

  3. Gwen & family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know what you are going through. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services tomorrow, but you will be in my thoughts & prayers. If I can do anything at all please let me know.
    Snowdena Scott

  4. Gwen,Ken and Family
    I am so sorry about your Mom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I will call you soon. cozette

  5. Dear Gwen & Freddie, we did not hear of Juanita’s death until Tuesday morning and we are so sorry to hear about her sudden passing. Health issues kept us from attending the funeral but our thoughts and prayers are with you. You will not remember us as you were both small children when your Mom & Dad and a number of us were building our homes in Oakley. They were such friendly and good neighbors. Always caring and concerned about our neighbors at that time. Since then we have lost touch in moving away but saw Juanita occasionally. We mourn her loss with you dear children and your families. May God’s peace and comfort be with each of you.
    Kathleen & Evertt Rains


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