Obituary for Constance (Connie) Ann Byrd Bishop

Born September 19, 1946, in Pulaski, Virginia, and passed away peacefully at

home on February 1, 2019.

Constance was the daughter of the late Everett and Annie Byrd.  She leaves

behind her devoted and loving husband of 55 years Billy Bishop.  She was

predeceased by her parents, her mother and father-in law Alice and Burman

Bishop, and sisters Linda Heath and Janet Barbour.

Surviving family members are daughters Deborah (Chuck) Gore, Rebecca (Bill)

Murphy, and Tammy (Harold) Cook; grandchildren Christina (Daniel) O’dell,

Andrew (Amy) Gore, Will Gore, Ashley Murphy, Amanda (Ted) Lagos, Matthew

Murphy, Channing Saunders, and Rhonda Cook; great-grandchildren Lauren

and Madison O’dell, Ryan, Hannah and Colin Gore, Zoe, Maddie and Georgie

Lagos, Emma and Madison Mabry and Haliegh Akers; sister Sue Quesenberry;

sister and brother-in-law Betty and Hank Gregory; and many nieces and


Connie was a long-time employee of Virginia Maid Hosiery in Pulaski and former

owner of Curves of Pulaski.  She was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking,

dancing, and was always the life of the party.

She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends one hour before service time Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.