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Obituary for EMILY JEFFERSON BISHOP
Emily Jane Bishop, born August 6, 1924, in Calvert County, Maryland, to the late Thomas Agustus and Annie Rebecca Jefferson, entered into eternal rest on May 14, 2011.
In her youth, she began her education through the public school system of Calvert County, Maryland. It was in her seniority that she received her GED in 1986.
At an early age, Emily gave her life to the Lord Jesus Christ. She became a member of the Zion Hill Church of God in Christ in Calvert County, Maryland, and remained a faithful member until her passing. Emily served God by serving others. She was committed to ministering to the needs of others. Her smile, kind words, embrace and even chastisement was laced with the Love of God. Emily loved to cook and God had endowed her with the gift of hospitality. She gracefully used that gift to minister to anyone she knew or heard needed Godly consideration. Emily Loved God's Word and lived each day to bring God glory by becoming a living epistle read of men and women.
Emily loved the hymns of the Church and Gospel music. Her favorite song was "One Day at a Time".
In May 1945 she was united in holy matrimony to Edward Alfred Bishop and out of this union they were blessed with seven children.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband the late Edward Alfred Bishop; three sisters: Mary Evelyn Jefferson, Doris Jefferson, and Florence Jefferson Hickman, and five brothers: William Cluster Jefferson, Earl Jefferson, Norman Columbus Jefferson, Howard Clair Jefferson, and Thomas Agustus Jefferson.
She leaves to cherish her memory one son Alfred Edward Bishop,Sr.; six daughters: Patricia Ann, Liela Mae, Beryl Lee, Cordella Marie Bishop-Gross, Esedra Viola Tammy and Tryvia Michelle Bishop; one daughter-in law, Dorothy Irene; one son-in law, Daniel Gross, nine grandchildren: Tammy Corlette Sutton, Deborah Charlene Harrod, Alfred Edward Bishop, Jr., Stacy Lee Weems, Cordell Donte Gross, Yolanda Rebecca Carey, Shemea Karin Gross, Terell Edward Johnson, and Jalen Alexus Johnson; nine great-grandchildren: Timothy Bryant Harrod, Jr., Ronnique Cherell Bishop, Zakahri Zithem Weems, Allison Nanette Bishop, Charnese Rayna Bishop, Zaiaye Mae Conner, Zykiera Emilee Weems, Dominque Conner and Camille Yasmine Gladney; four sisters-in-law: Beuna Bishop Weems, Mildred Bishop, Elaine Jefferson, and Dorothy Bishop Green; one brother-in-law: George Bishop; one special cousin: Eliza Jefferson Dent; her lifelong friend: Viola White; special individuals who captured her heart: Rodney Brooks, Oschae Burris, Catherine Evans, Iris Freeland, Kyvia Hall, Veronica Howell, Bryonce' Hutchins, Sheila Moore, Delores Patrick, Celeste Weems, The Zion Hill Church of God in Christ Family, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and devoted friends.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Zion Hill Church of God in Christ 12450 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby, MD, 20657 (map/driving directions)
6:00 PM to 8:00PM on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Zion Hill Church of God in Christ 12450 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby, MD, 20657 (map/driving directions)
10:00AM to 11:00AM on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Mt. Olive UM Church 10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick, MD, 20678 (map/driving directions)
11:00AM on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Mt. Olive UM Church 10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick, MD, 20678 (map/driving directions)