Francine BishopMarch 5, 1954 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 63)
On June 20, 2017, Francine Bishop, aged 63, entered into her eternal rest peacefully at home in Talladega, AL after several years of battling multiple health conditions. She was born March 5, 1954, to Willie Mae Bishop and Walt Cochran in Talladega, AL.
Ms. Bishop strongly believed in trusting God and putting Him first. She attended Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served on the Matron’s Committee. Later, her membership transferred to Tabernacle of Praise, PFC, Inc., where she served on the Mother’s Board until her health waned.
Ms. Bishop received her education in the Talladega City School System. She also attended Job Corps and received a nursing certificate. Ms. Bishop was employed at Alabama Industries for the Blind (AIDB) for almost 40 years until her health declined. She was a seamstress there and eventually promoted to a supervisory position.
Ms. Bishop was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Mae Bishop and Walt Cochran; one brother, Demark Bishop; one sister, Mary Bishop; and one to whom she was like a daughter, Gladys Lindsey.
Ms. Bishop leaves to cherish her loving memory: one daughter, Fanita Bishop of Talladega, AL; one son, Demarkus Bishop of Anniston, AL; one brother, Willie Joe Pope of Talladega, AL; her devoted caregiver, who became like a daughter to her, Phyllis Beasley of Talladega, AL; and one surrogate granddaughter, Ku’Shanti Brock of Talladega, AL; and a host of other relatives and friends.