Norma Bishop

Norma Jean Bishop (Richter)

Thursday, June 28th, 1934 - Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Norma Jean Bishop passed away from this life to her heavenly home on May 28, 2020 at the age of 85. The visitation will be held at Oakcrest Funeral Home on Monday, June 1 from 5 to 7pm. Graveside services will be held at Rosemound Cemetery, 1pm on Tuesday, June 2nd, with Dr. Craig Klempnauer officiating. For those that prefer, the service will be livestreamed from the OakCrest Funeral Home Facebook page.

Norma was born on June 28, 1934, in Riesel, Texas to William “Willie” and Nora Richter. She married James Carroll Bishop Sr. in January of 1949 and celebrated 39 years of marriage together until his passing on March 30, 1988. During their marriage, they welcomed the births of five daughters, and one son, and mourned the loss of one daughter and one son, who both passed at birth.

Norma retired from Owens-Illinois Glass plant after many years of service. She was generous with her time in caring for her home, for children in need, and in visiting with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Norma had a compassionate heart and made sure everyone was fed, even the stray cats that wandered into her yard. She was a long-time member of Grace Temple Baptist Church where she enjoyed fellowship and activities with other church members.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Jim McGoldrick, husband Jim Bishop, sisters Lillian Phillips and Pat Stookey, brother Paul Richter, daughter Amy Bishop, son Terry Bishop, as well as grandchildren Amy Bishop, Jamie Bishop, and Beverly Wilson.

Left to share many lifetime memories, are her son, James C. Bishop Jr. and wife, Melissa, her daughters Connie Crook, Beverly Tieman and husband Jackie, Patsy Curry and husband Cleo, Mary Jane Harris and partner, James Lagway, and Tammy Bishop; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and extended family.

At this time, flowers may be sent to Oakcrest Funeral Home or donations may be sent in her memory to Grace Temple Baptist church. Thoughts and memories may be shared at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 1st, 2020 |
    Monday, June 1st, 2020
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Due to COVID-19 state mandates, only 70 people will be allowed in our chapel at any given time. This number allows for proper social distancing. The wearing of facial coverings is appreciated and encouraged, but not required.
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Rosemound Cemetery
    3201 S. 12th Street,
    WACO, TX 76706
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    The graveside service will be livestreamed on the OakCrest Funeral Home Facebook Page.
    Dr. Craig Klempnauer
  • Interment

    Rosemound Cemetery
    3201 S. 12th Street,
    WACO, TX 76706
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Elaine Hosford

Posted at 12:33pm
Very sorry for your loss of your mother , she was a wonderful mother, I just knew her when I was very young. She was a friend to my mother Billie Lumpkin Hebert. As a young girl just knew that Mrs. Bishop was a very nice lady. My heart aches for her family. My God be with you all and she will always be in your hearts.

danny tomlinson

Posted at 02:12pm
All of us at Community Healthcare of Texas wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Bishop. Thank you for the honor and privilege of providing care and support to this dear lady in her last days on earth. May you hold and share many wonderful memories of your time spent with this dear lady. May you know God's peace and comfort in the days ahead as you all continue on your life's journeys.
Chaplain Danny Tomlinson

Joyce Werthen Olivarez

Posted at 09:05am
May peace be with your family at this time. So sorry for your loss. Grew up with Patsy and Mary Jane.
Joyce Wethen Olivarez

Windy Gee

Posted at 04:10pm
Always remember going to her house as a little girl while my mom did her hair and cut James hair and played hungry hungry hippo. And as I got older sitting in the kitchen listening to her and mom talk. I know her family welcomed her with open arms and are watching over us all. Til we meet again with love and peace may you RIH.❤️❤️❤️

Clay, Amy, Ryan, and Elizabeth Farell

Posted at 02:27pm
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