Elsie Cecelia Bishop transitioned from her earthly life of 96 years to her eternal life with her Heavenly Father. Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Elsie was a lifelong resident of Mobile County, the eighth of ten children born to the late Adeline Clark Davis and Gifford Hanson Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Silas Bragg Bishop a World War II Veteran, her son Floyd Wayne Bishop, and her great-granddaughter Ashley Barnes. She was the last in her generation, outliving all her beloved sisters, Ninever, Audrey, Rosenna, Bernadette, Senora, and her loving brothers, Manny, Gifford, Leslie, and Sylvester.
She was cherished by those who survived her: children, Leonard Bishop (Helen), Elaine Bishop, Carolyn Stone (Doug), Freda Langham (Edward), and Timothy Bishop; eight grandchildren, Benjamin Bishop, Amy Bishop, Michael Hippensteel, Michelle Bosarge, Melissa Howell, Christopher Langham, Quinton Langham, Amanda Langham; twenty-three great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her as her own children did.
Elsie led her family with integrity, empathy, compassion, and incredibly hardworking. She served in a number of capacities for the Mobile Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC). She was a devoted mother and until her death continued to care for Timothy, her 60-year-old profoundly autistic child, requesting of us with her last words to care for him with the same love she did.
The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their care.
Her loving family will gather to celebrate her life on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Elsie’s honor to MARC.
A chapel service will be held at 10am on Thursday, 08/05/2020 from Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a committal service at the grave site.