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Frances Alma Bishop

SoVaNow.com / January 29, 2019


Frances Alma Bishop was born on Dec. 18, 1933 in Mecklenburg County. She died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at Chase City Nursing and Rehab Facility, Chase City, Virginia.

She was the daughter of the late Sydnor and Maggie Roberts. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined Concord Baptist Church. Frances was a member of the senior choir and also served on the kitchen committee. Baking was her speciality (german chocolate cake and all sorts of desserts.

Frances received her education in the Mecklenburg County School System and was a graduate of Thyne Institute in Chase City. Her work career started at Jonbil where she remained for over 30 years. She was finally employed by Russell Stover Candies where she retired.

Frances leaves to cherish precious memories: grandson: Anthony wood; her devoted nephew: Willie Sydnor Irby and a host of loving and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband, frank Bishop, son: Calvin Bishop; four brothers: Willie, Arthur, Otis and Thomas; three sisters: Adell, Elvira and Jeanette.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. at Corncord Baptist Church.

Services are entrusted to Carter’s Funeral home. 


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