Shirley Wilkinson Bishop, 83; a longtime resident of Mobile, AL entered into her heavenly home on June 21, 2021. She was a retired minister who spent 40 years ministering to the homeless and needy at the Agape House Ministry, in downtown Mobile, which she co-founded in 1979. She wanted to provide a place where they could hear about Jesus Christ and worship in His presence. She retired in 2019 at the age of 81. She was a loving mom, grandmother (maw maw), and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends but we are at peace knowing that she is resting in the arms of Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Randol Bishop; parents, Robert Brooks Wilkinson, Catharine Ballard Wilkinson; sister Catharine Wilkinson Thomas; sister- in- law Rosemary Bishop Ladnier; brother- in- law Marvin Ray Bishop; nephews John Wilkinson and Bobby Thomas.
She is survived by her children Randy (Debbie) Bishop, Rhonda (Woody) Godwin, and Rosemary (Bobby) Stanford; grandchildren Tiffany (Travis) Francez, Randy (Bethany) Bishop, Nathan Godwin, Aaron (Jolene) Godwin, Jake Godwin, Ethan (Molly) Stanford, Ryan (Robyn) Stanford; great grandchildren Caroline and Travis Francez, Paisley and Everly Bishop, Jackson, Elliot, and Cadence Godwin; nieces and nephews.
A private, family graveside service will be held Friday, June 25, 2021 at Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home, 8730 Sims Rd, Eight Mile, AL 36613.
Please join us as we celebrate her life during a memorial service on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Life Church, 8701 Zeigler Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608.
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