September 19, 1927 - September 7, 2017
Jimmie Ruth Cook Bishop passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, surrounded by her family in Grapevine, Texas. She would have celebrated her ninetieth birthday later this month. On September 19, 1927, in Upshur County, Texas, Jimmie was born to Minnie and Jim Cook. She married Charles Dulon Bishop, the love of her life, on June 1, 1944. In the midst of World War II, Jimmie joined Dulon at boot camp and then returned home to finish high school when Dulon left for Europe. Jimmie excelled scholastically and graduated from Union Ridge High School in 1945. After the war, Jimmie and Dulon settled north of Gilmer and eventually began a family. Son Ronnie and daughters Ruth Ann and Sheila were born there. Upon moving to Longview in 1955, they joined and actively attended Valley View Baptist Church. In 1977, Jimmie and Dulon became members of Oakland Heights Baptist Church, where she dearly loved her Grace Sunday School class. Jimmie was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and daughter Ruth Ann Hayes. Survivors include her devoted husband of 73 years Dulon Bishop, son Ronnie Bishop and his wife Sandy, daughter Sheila Megason and her husband Larry, and Margaret Bishop; grandchildren Julie (Kevin) Vick, Jason (Julie) Bishop, Jennifer (Jake) Trousdale, Kenneth Hayes, James (Jaquie) Hayes; great-grandchildren Austin and Nolan Jones, Isaiah and Caitlyn Bishop, and Hank, Ted, and Abe Trousdale; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Jimmie was Jimmie Ruth to her Gilmer friends; she was Jimmie to her Longview friends, but she was best known as Momma and Gramma. No one loved her family more than she did, and oh, did her family love her. She was the perfect example of love, mercy, fairness, and grace, and had a heart of gold. She was known for her ginger cookies and baked them each time she knew a grandchild or great-grandchild was coming to visit. Her mind was sharp and her memory exceptional to be almost 90 years of age. She loved telling stories, many times the same ones over and over, and she laughed as if they were brand new. She remembered every cute thing the grandchildren ever said and reminded them of it frequently. She loved to wear red and black, her diamond bee pin, Red Door perfume, and always her makeup. She was a true lady in every sense of the word. She will be sorely missed by so many. A memorial service for Jimmie will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Oakland Heights Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, with a private internment to follow at Rosewood Park Cemetery. Visitation will occur one hour earlier at 10 a.m. at the church.
Jimmie Ruth Cook Bishop passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, surrounded by her family in Grapevine, Texas. She would have celebrated her ninetieth birthday later this month. On September 19, 1927, in Upshur County, Texas, Jimmie was born... View Obituary & Service Information
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