Mildred A. Bishop



In the company of her daughter and son, early on the morning of Sunday, October 1, 2017, Mildred Anne Bruce Bishop, “Mab” to everyone who knew her, parted company from those same people, to enter the company of the loved ones who had preceded her to bask in the warm, loving light of the unfiltered presence of God.

Among those with whom she is now joyfully reunited are her husband, James Patrick Bishop; her mother, Bonnie Sue Robinson Bruce; and her father, Joseph Edwin Bruce, Jr. Among those who now await a joyful reunion with her are her daughter, Susan Heather Bishop Stoddard (James); her son, Patrick Bruce Bishop; granddaughters Olivia Chandni Bishop and Kara Shae Bishop; and myriad cousins, other relations and beloved friends.

A prayerful woman of unwavering faith, she was known to have loved God with her whole heart, her neighbor as herself, and those who shared her faith with a godly love. She was quick to help others, even when she had little help to offer other than her prayers.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 9 at Sylvania Heights Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Sylvania Heights Baptist Church, 150 Church Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.