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Jo Ann Bishop

(WEDOWEE) Funeral services for Jo Ann Bishop, 77, of Wedowee will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Chance Meinzer officiating.  Burial will follow at a private family cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Friday before services begin.

Mrs. Bishop passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Hewell Bishop of Wedowee; two daughters, Bronwyn Bishop of the Rocky Branch community and Brandee Godwin (Todd) of Roanoke; two grandchildren, Garison Abbott and Rylen Jo Rampy; a cousin, Jimmy Nix of Lake Martin; nephews, Larry Easterwood, Jr. (Lynn) and Jerry Scott Easterwood; niece, Rachel Easterwood; and great-nieces and nephews, Brad Easterwood (Katherine), Eric Easterwood (Ashton) and Adam Easterwood (Paige).

Pallbearers will be Brad Easterwood, Larry Easterwood, Jr., Lance Nagel, Todd Godwin, Garison Abbott and Mark Duffie. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Wortham, James Kendrick and Ted Strain.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Bishop was born on Jan. 4, 1946, the daughter of Joseph Bartholomew and Delmas Owens Easterwood.  She was a member of Noon Day Congregational Christian Church, was a homemaker, and volunteered at the Randolph County Baptist Association Christian Service Center.  Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials in her memory be made to the Randolph County Animal Shelter at 104 Animal Shelter Road, Wedowee, AL 36278.  

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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