She was a long-standing member of Calvary Baptist Church in Radford and owned Bishop’s Upholstery with her late husband, Freddie Ray Bishop, Sr.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Harless Calvin and Pearl Ayers Sowers; her siblings, H.C. Sowers, Tommy Sowers, Virginia Small, Gertrude Buckland, Clarence Sowers, and Lillie Mae Trigg; a daughter, Brenda Sue Bishop; and a grandson, Stephen Travis McDaniel.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Freddie Ray Bishop, Jr., and Kathy, Sara Faith Bishop, and Timothy Alan Bishop and Rhonda; grandchildren and their spouses Amy Marie Bishop Berry and Eric, Becky Lynn Bishop, Chelsea Rae McDaniel, and Matthew Brandon Bishop and Amanda; great-grandchildren Owen, Shawn, and Kylie; a brother, Billy Ray Sowers; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann Linkous and Lakie; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford.
The Bishop family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.