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.