Darlene Bishop

Darlene Marie Hambrick Bishop (Hambrick)

Monday, July 30th, 1934 - Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Darlene H. Bishop
July 30, 1934 – April 4, 2019

Darlene H. Bishop, 84, of Salem, Va., passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Richfield Recovery and Care Center in Salem.
She was born on July 30, 1934 in Roanoke, Va. to the late Harry F. and Elsie Jarrett Hambrick. Her journey really began in 1951 when she escaped to South Carolina to elope with the love of her life. She was only 17, but their love was strong and it was evident in the 68 years they were married! By the age of 21, their family had increased to a party of five. Over the years she increased her knowledge and love as a seamstress and quilter, and certainly was not a stranger to the kitchen, as her cooking was amazing! She was an avid reader, and anyone that knew mom knew where they stood. She was well known to speak her mind and was quick on thought! Above all, mom will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, and certainly adored her grandchildren!
Family remaining to cherish her memory includes her husband, Donald R. Bishop; children, Stephanie B. Meador, Donald R. Bishop, Jr. and wife, Sharon, and Sharon B. Graves and husband, Bill; brother, Harry F. Hambrick, Jr; and five grandchildren, Cody and Molly Meador, Emmitt, Avery, and Andrea Graves.
As keeping with Mrs. Bishop’s wishes, all services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association; 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Martha Akers

Posted at 01:45pm
Darlene left an empty place in our Happy Crow group. We enjoyed seeing what she created because it was always beautiful. We miss her. Don and family I am sorry for your loss. Martha Akers

Fred Carroll

Posted at 06:07pm
So sorry for your loss. I always thought Darlene and you were the bravest and most lovable couple that probably ever attended Jefferson High School. Hope you are well. Fred Carroll class of '52

Lois H. Hinkle

Posted at 03:03pm
The day has finally arrived for Darlene to be set free! I am deeply saddened for you and your family - but happy for Darlene.
She was my wearable art sewing "buddy"and a member of the The Happy Crows sewing group in Salem, for many years. I have wonderful memories of our travels together, laughing, shopping, sewing and enjoying life doing things that made life interesting and happy. I have missed her all these years but I know Darlene's spirit is with God and she is happy again! If I can be of any help, please let me know. Lois Hinkle

Harold Chittum

Posted at 12:42pm

Willie and I are so sad to hear of Darlene's passing. I have many fond memories of driving Don and Darlene around in my dad's old plymouth when we were in high school. Harold and Willie Chittum

Thomas Widgeon

Posted at 08:23pm
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