Bishop, Alma Kanode

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Alma Mae Kanode Bishop, 85 of Pearisburg, formerly of Christiansburg, VA. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Bishop was born on June 22, 1933 in Rock Camp, WV and was a daughter of the late Chappie Dewey Kanode and Lilly Laura Nancy Elizabeth Ratcliff Kanode. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles Wayne Bishop and one daughter, Brenda S. Bland.

Mrs. Bishop dearly loved the company of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived three daughters, Kathy Bishop Akers and husband Steve of Christiansburg, Patsy Dawn Craft and husband Joseph of Christiansburg, Karen Kay Harless and husband Ralph of Pearisburg, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a son-in-law, Allen Bland of Christiansburg.

A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00am at the North Fork Baptist Church in Blacksburg with the Rev. Jim Wirt officiating with burial following in the Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Online condolences can be sent to the family at