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ANGELA BISHOP

July 14, 1922 December 26, 2018
ANGELA BISHOP
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Angela B. Bishop, the last survivor of 10 siblings, was born on July 14, 1922, in Olivet, Maryland, to the late Filmore and Rosena Brooks. Angela's eternal transition took place on
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Calvert County Nursing Center.

She attended school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On June 6, "1941, Angela received her
diploma from the Julius Rosenwald High School in Beverlyville, Virginia.

In 1944, Angela was united in holy matrimony to the late Edward Holstein Bishop. They enjoyed 33 years of love and happiness dedicated in marriage through sickness and in health.
Although they never conceived children of their own, Angela and Ed loved and cared for their
nieces and nephews as if they were their own. She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, and nine siblings: Arnita, Fillmore, Geraldine, Milton, Cecilia, Allen, Clarice, Madeline, and Donald.

Angela began her "Career of Caring" through her church, (St. John United Methodist Church).
As a life-time member she served in every position possible and every committee received her
devoted service and careful attention, including the Board of Child Care and the United Methodist Women.

Because of her deep concern for others, Angela became an active campaigner for the American Cancer Society, soliciting door-to door membership throughout the southern portion of Calvert County. This same concern for the well-being of those around her led her to serve on the Board of Directors of S.M.I.L.E., Inc. S.M.I.L.E. is an ecumenical outreach ministry of
churches and Angela was involved from the beginning. She delivered carry-out dinners on
Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as Food Baskets each season. She faithfully maintained
the history of the organization through books and photographs.

On Saturday, October 25, 1997, she received the Calvert County African-American Achievement Award as Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 1997. Angela also served on the Calvert County Board of Elections for several years as an Election Judge, and she received numerous certificates of recognition/appreciation from various organizations throughout her lifetime.

Angela was employed by the Board of Education from 1954 - 1988. She began her career as a cafeteria worker in 1954. Subsequently she became a secretary at Solomon's Elementary
School and then transferred to the central office, where she served as transportation secretary
for 19 years. In 1983 she became the central office receptionist and earned the reputation as
"the lady with the pleasant voice."

In a newspaper article dated June 11, 1988, bus supervisor Ronald Jetmore said "Bishop developed a relationship of mutual respect with the bus contractors and bus drivers. They looked to her for guidance and information and she didn't disappoint them. For many years she acted as a general resource to the transportation supervisor before an assistant was hired in 1974". Planning retirement after dedicating 34 years of service to public education,
shes.aid "I've made a lot of friends over the years, and I've enjoyed my job; but it's time to do
some of those things I've postponed-like more entertaining and traveling" and she did just
that. She enjoyed her life.

Generous to a fault, Angela possessed a talent for turning basic ingredients into culinary delightsthat would satisfy the most discerning palate. Whenever a birthday, retirement, holiday,or special occasion was celebrated, her peers, family, friends, neighbors; everyone looked to her for a special treat. She turned this talent into a profit-making venture when she opened Bishop's Snowball Stand in 1950. Originally serving only snowballs and confectionary's, but within due time serving home-cooked meals seven days a week from May 1 thru Labor Day. She really took pride in her snowball stand and people came from miles around to buy her delicious barbecue and crab cake sandwiches.

Angela was a loyal woman with compassion who loved everyone. She was always willing
and ready to go that extra mile. The respect and love she showed was easily returned by all,
and we will never forget her. She leaves to cherish fond memories two sisters-in-law, Zelma
Brooks and Gladys Ball; three nephews, Herbert White (Tillie), Ronald Clark (Francine), and
Donnell Brooks (Linda); two nieces, Rosalee Washington, and Vera (Otho); and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special friends Dorothy Gray and William T. Moore, special cousin Elizabeth White.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Jan

9:00 AM 1/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John UM Church

1475 Sollers Wharf Road
Lusby, MD 20657

St. John UM Church
1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

Service

Friday

4

Jan

11:00 AM 1/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John UM Church

1475 Sollers Wharf Road
Lusby, MD 20657

St. John UM Church
1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Friday

4

Jan

12:45 PM 1/4/2019 12:45:00 PM
St. John UM Church

1475 Sollers Wharf Road
Lusby, MD 20657

St. John UM Church
1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States
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