May 16, 1924 ~ December 15, 2001

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

Margaret Bishop, 77, of 47 5th Avenue, Asheville, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center. Mrs. Bishop was born on May 16, 1924, and was a life-long resident of Buncombe County where she retired from the VA Medical Center after 20 years of devoted service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burnette and Helen Corn Ingle, her loving husband of 57 years, Leonard D. Bishop, and two brothers, Hubert and James Ingle. Surviving are two daughters, Marie Ball and Helen Lunsford, both of Asheville; three sisters, Beatrice (Did) Bishop, Betty Roberts, and Hazel McKee, all of Asheville; seven grandchildren, Mark, Gary and Jody Ball, Vicki Ball Jackson, Regina Ball Benson, Jeanette Parrish Bradley and Jennifer Bishop Moore, all of Asheville; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home, 47 5th Avenue. Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Mama,it has been seven long years since JESUS took you home and i still miss you so much. I know that you are happy and we will all be together someday soon. I LOVE YOU. your daughter marie.

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  2. Hey Grandma just wanted to tell ya that I wish you a VERY HAPPY 81st BIRTHDAY with Grandpa and Jesus!! I miss you so much but am so happy that you are HOME!!! See ya as soon as the GOOD LORD permits me!! Jeffery, J.T., Mark and myself love you!!!

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  3. Helen, Jennifer, family members. I am so sorry for your loss. However it is a victory for Mrs. Bishop. She is in that wonderful place that we all should be. I am sure that she is looking down on her family and saying,’please don’t greive for me, be happy, we will all be together again someday.’ The pain is fresh, but God’s great healing hand will support you and give you strength and comfort in this so very sad time for you.
    My heart and sympathies are with you.
    Debbie Nelson

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  4. Grandma, we sure do miss you!! But we all know you are in a better place where you don’t have to hurt anymore. I hope you and grandpa and Jesus are celebrating. Love you so much!!

    Jennifer, Mark, Jeffery, and your little lovebird, J.T.

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