Linda Bishop

Linda Carol Bishop (Streety)

Monday, March 11, 1940 - Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Linda Carol Streety Bishop was born on March 11, 1940 at her family home in Smiley Texas to Joe and Julia Streety. She made heaven her forever home on September 10, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

Linda attended school in Smiley and graduated from Smiley High School in 1958. After graduation she attended Draughan Business College in San Antonio. Her first job was with the telephone company in San Antonio, and she later worked for Ford Aerospace and Lockheed Martin at NASA where she retired in 1998.

In 1960, she married the love of her life, Earl Graham Bishop, and this August they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Their love and devotion to one another, in sickness and in health, is an inspiration to us all. In 1966, Earl and Linda moved to Dickinson, TX, then to League City, TX where they lived, served, and raised their three daughters. In 1998, they retired back to Smiley to Linda's family land.

Linda is well known for the beautiful music she made on the piano. She served as a church pianist for more than 40 years, serving at Bay Area Baptist Church in League City, TX and First Baptist Church, Smiley, Tx. She enjoyed playing for many singing groups, soloist, choirs, weddings, funerals, and community events.

She loved serving her Lord Jesus Christ in many ways. She taught Sunday School to junior high girls and to adults. She loved teaching the Old Testament and was quite a Bible historian. She also served her Lord and made many friends through singing and serving in many capacities, including Vacation Bible School Director and Women's Missionary Union (WMU) leader. She was a prayer warrior and lifted-up her family, friends, and even strangers when she saw a need. Even during her recent illnesses, she would pray aloud for the nurses, aides, and doctors.

Linda loved to help others and served her community that she loved. She organized mission projects that helped many people in her city, state, and in the world. She also served on the school board for the Bay Area Christian School for 25 years. Dear to her heart was the work she did alongside her husband, E.G.,
with the Texas Baptist Men.

Linda's daughters brought her much joy. While they were growing up, she was very involved as a volunteer in their activities and lovingly opened her home to their friends and neighbors. Many friends referred to her as Momma B or their second mom. She enjoyed beach trips with her girls, and later her grandchildren. She and "the girls" took trips together and made many deposits in their memory banks.

Lovingly known as "Mimi" by her six grandchildren, she has been their greatest fan, attending athletic events, music concerts, dance performances, baptisms, and school and church events. She loved cooking, canning, and baking and she spared nothing on her grandkids. Just the mention of their names brought joy to her heart and she always told them that she was so proud of them and loved them so much.

In retirement, she and E.G. enjoyed traveling in their RV. They traveled across the country and Canada enjoying the beauty of nature and the fellowship of friends. They also loved camping with their grandkids.

Linda Bishop was a devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandmother, beloved daughter and sister, caring friend, and faithful servant of her Lord Jesus Christ. Though she will be missed by many, her family is confident that she was greeted by her Heavenly Father with the words from Matthew 25:21, “…well done thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of the Lord”.

Linda Bishop is preceded in death by her parents, Joe E. Streety and Julia Bell Anglin Streety Scarbrough; her infant son, Earl Graham Bishop, Jr.; her sister-in-law, Betty Bishop; her brother and sister-in-law, Elder and Gracie Bishop; and her brother-in-law, William Duncan.

She is survived by her loving husband, Earl Graham Bishop; daughters and their husbands, Billy and Carol Pierce, David and Lisa Jiminez, and Darren and LeeAnn Dunn; grandchildren, Everett Glenn Pierce, Ellis Scott Pierce, Ethan Lee Pierce, Julia Elizabeth Beebe, Carter Joseph Dunn, and Addison Renee Dunn; brothers and their wives, Jim and Janie Streety and Philip and Jackie Streety; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many dear friends.

Services will be held at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon, Texas on Sunday, September 13, 2020; Visitation at 2:00pm followed by the Funeral Service at 3:00pm. In adherence with COVID-19 protocols, masks will be required for those attending and social distancing will be observed.

Burial will follow at Bundick Cemetery in Smiley, Texas. The Reverend Marvin Miles will be officiant of the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda's name to the Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief Fund c/o The First Baptist Church of Smiley, 108 FM 108, Smiley, Texas 78159. You are welcome to sign the online guestbook at Services in care of Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Finch Funeral Chapel - Nixon
    308 East Third Street
    Nixon, Texas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:00pm
    Finch Funeral Chapel - Nixon
    308 East Third Street
    Nixon, Texas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Marvin Miles
  • Interment

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:00pm
    Bundick Cemetery
    2982 US Hwy 87
    Smiley, Texas 78159
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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The Speights Family

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So deeply sorry for your precious loss. Love, Laura, Jason, Hannah and Kate Speights
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Mack Lane Streety

Posted at 04:18pm
On behalf of our Streety family(Luling)....we send our love, prayers and carry you all during this time of loss....
Mary Ann Streety
Mark & Angelia Streety
Jessica Streety Brun(Andy) & Cooper
Jason(Kristin) & Brice Streety
Ellyse Streety
Mack(Sherri) & Zachary Streety
Mike & Matthew Streety
Melodie Ann Streety

Veronika Vasys

Posted at 10:40am
My deepest condolences to the Bishop family & extended family. Death leaves a pain no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
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Ruthie and David Perkins

Posted at 10:39am
As Janie so often says, "We are family". Sending all our love and support, Ruthie and David
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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