Helen M. (McBride) Bishop

Born: Sat., Apr. 29, 1933
Died: Sun., Mar. 3, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Helen McBride Bishop, age 85, of Culloden, GA, formerly of Swainsboro, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth, GA.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 2:00 PM, in Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder W. H. Durrence officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Pallbearers are: Chester Grant, J. B. Haygood, Dean Darden, John Pierson, Sam Mize and Al Abercrombie.

Mrs. Bishop was born April 29, 1933 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA to the late Perry and Julia Beasley McBride.  She was employed by the Swainsboro High School as secretary to the Principal for many years and retired from South East Bulloch High School in Statesboro, GA.  Mrs. Bishop was a member of Sharon Primitive Baptist Church in Culloden, GA and a member of the Church Ladies Group; she was past member of the Primitive Baptist Minister’s Wive’s Group and devotedly served along beside her husband in the ministry for 40 years.  Mrs. Bishop was a Graduate of The Augusta Business College and Past President of the Swainsboro Junior Womens Club.   She enjoyed walking their dog “Flossie”, refinishing antique furniture and fishing.   In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph "Doc" McBride (Evelyn).        

Survivors include:

Her Husband 68 years:  William A. Bishop of Culloden, GA

One Son: William Perry Bishop (Lacey) of Swainsboro, GA

One Grandson: Clay Price (Amanda) of Savannah, GA

Several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Children’s Ministry, PO Box 828, Swainsboro, GA 30401.


Condolences may be submitted on-line at WWW.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Helen McBride Bishop of Culloden, GA


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Gail and Al Landry
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Dear Mr. Bishop, I am so sorry for the loss of your longtime friend, wife, and partner. Her loving and kindness will be greatly missed. I used to love hearing her and daddy 'going at it'.Maybe they're catching up now😊 We send love and a big ole' hug your way. Love you❤

Susie Deal
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Dear Bro William and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and family in this time of sorrow. We love you both
very much. She was a very gracious and southern lady. We pray for peace and mercy that only God can give you.

All our love,
Jimmie and Susie Deal

Elder Craig DeLoach
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Brother William, Frances and I wanted you to know that our prayers are and will continue to be with you during this most trying time. I know you are leaning upon the everlasting love of God in Jesus Christ your Lord. His promise to never leave you nor forsake you is the very promise that will uphold you today, tomorrow and the days to come. May God bless is my prayer for you.
In Christ,
Elder W. Craig and Frances DeLoach

Wayne & Mary Ann Jarrell
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Bro. William:

We are saddened to learn of Mrs. Helen’s death. You and your family and Flossie will be in our prayers.

Auguststina English
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Tina English, CVS Forsyth .

Martha Ann Youmans Thigpen
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
William, I am so sorry to learn of Helen's death. She was one of my all time favorite ladies. I remember her from church and school. Remember we dedicated the SHS annual to her when I was co-editor. I have some good memories of ya'll and loved ya'll.