Elbert M. Bishop Jr.

Published 8:24 am Sunday, March 7, 2021

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Elbert Muncie Bishop Jr., 96, of Coinjock, died February 24, 2021 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Bath on May 27, 1924 to the late Elbert Muncie Bishop and Sheila Williams Bishop, he was the widower of Minnie Estelle Whitehurst Bishop. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by daughter Jackie Cross; son Larry Bishop (Christine); grandchildren Kelly Barry, Carrie Cochran, Kevin Cochran, Meghan Bishop and Michael Bishop; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son Paul Bishop. Mr. Bishop was one of nine children and is survived by two sisters, Marie Killmon and Peggy Hanchey.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 12 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one’s favorite charity or Pilmoor United Methodist Church, 192 Courthouse Rd., Currituck, NC 27929. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. www.TwifordFH.com.

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