Juanita Bishop went to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the age of 89. Juanita was a native of Fort Worth and was proud of her “North Side” heritage. After her marriage to James W. Bishop in 1941, the couple made their home and raised their children in Everman, Texas. After almost 38 years of being active members of the community they moved to Grandview to enjoy their retirement years.
Juanita’s devotion to her husband and her children were always her first priority, but she also wanted to serve her church and her community and did so in many ways. She was very active in the Everman PTA and served as the organization’s President for three different terms. She enjoyed the women’s church groups at both churches and took an active leadership role for many years. She also served her Everman church as a children’s Sunday school teacher. Whenever there was a need to help someone in the church or community or to prepare food for a family, Juanita was always there for them. Juanita was a Cub Scout den mother and especially enjoyed family scouting weekend campouts at Worth Ranch. Juanita was known in Everman and Grandview for her baking, particularly her peanut butter cream pies. Her pies were always one of the highest bid donations at the annual Everman Methodist Lord's Acre church fund raiser. Juanita enjoyed her artistic talents by decorating beautiful family Christmas trees each year and at her churches, the Senior Center, and at the Grandview Nursing Home.
Juanita’s husband, Jay, was blessed to have her as his devoted companion and helpmate and her children were very blessed to have her as a loving and nurturing role model in their lives.
Visitation for family and friends is Thursday, November 8, at the Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home in Grandview from 6-8 p.m. A service to celebrate Juanita’s life will be at the Grandview United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 9, followed with Interment at the Grandview Cemetery. The family invites you to join us in a celebration of a life well lived.
Juanita is survived by her husband of 71 years, James W. Bishop; children, Bonnie and George Case, Jim and Joani Bishop, Larry and Linda Bishop, and Judy and John Butler; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and other extended family and friends.