Jonnie Cortez Bishop | 1918-2014

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Jonnie Cortez Bishop

Jonnie Cortez Bishop, 95, a retired seamstress, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Decatur.

Graveside service is 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating. There is no visitation.

Jonnie was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Mingus to Sam and Myrtle Jo (Newberry) Chisolm. She married George Wayne Bishop in 1941 in Mingus, and she was an avid seamstress.

Jonnie was preceded in death by her parents; a son; a brother; and three sisters.

She is survived by her son, Tom Bishop and wife, Jean, of Decatur; grandchildren Sam Bishop and wife, Militza, of Decatur, Laura Moore of Rhome, Bobby Bishop and wife, Kim, of Celina, and Alex Bishop of Denison; great-grandchildren Bryan, Kinley, Nicholas, Alexis, McKenzie, Rolla and Delaney; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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