Martha E. Bishop

Published 6:14 pm Monday, March 15, 2021

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CARRSVILLE – Martha Edwards Bishop, 72, passed away March 14, 2021, in Sentara Obici Hospital. Born in Franklin on April 19, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Luther Thomas Edwards Sr. and Elma Britt Edwards. Martha was also predeceased by a brother, Luther Thomas “LT” Edwards Jr.

Martha Edwards Bishop

Martha was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Franklin and a former school bus driver for Southampton Academy.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 55 years, John Milton “Johnny” Bishop; two sons, John Milton Bishop Jr. of Capron and Michael Neil Bishop of Carrsville; a sister, Katherine E. Weaver; three brothers, Cecil Edwards, Bill Edwards and Bob Edwards; one grandchild, John Milton Bishop III; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 in Wright Funeral Home with burial following in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home and suggests that memorial donations be made to any favorite charity.

The funeral service will be livestreamed.