OBITUARY: Jo Ethel Bishop


Mrs. Jo Ethel Bishop passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022, she was 86 years old.

Jo Ethel Bishop was born to Flora Irene Richardson Pitts and Lee Solomon Pitts.

She was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She loved being with her family, friends, and church family. She will be remembered for her awesome hospitality and all the special food she so loved to serve, especially at breakfast time. She was famous for her biscuits and gravy. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord; nothing meant more to her than this. She was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ.

She is survived by her children: Teresa (Jim) Buell, Deanna (Tim) Campbell, and Denise (Todd) Bingham; grandchildren: Tracie, Karen, Angela, Dana, Kayla, Katie, Jessica, and Elena; great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Jonas, Caleb, Jaden, Chloe, Keely, Canaan, Ben, Noah, Kelsey, Callen, Weston, Ezra, Aubrie, Ella, Braelyn, Carson, Evie, Shep, and Tylie; siblings: Cynthia Ann (Randy) Lynn and Mike Pitts; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband Jonas “Bud” Bishop, grandson-in-law Nate Kirby, parents Irene and Lee Pitts, and brothers Max Pitts, Charles Pitts, and Rob Pitts.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Rob Long, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Private interment in Bishop Family Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jamie Hobgood, Jonas Hobgood, Jaden Hobgood, Dan Carter, Josh Miller, and Jacob Lee. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday from noon with the service at 2 p.m.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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