Bishop, Steven Jesse

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bishop_steven_jesseCPL. Steven Jesse Bishop, 29, of Christiansburg, Va., formerly of Floyd, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2010, due to cardiac arrest while serving his country in Iraq. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse and Freda Bishop and Gleve and Ibra Huff.

Leaving to cherish his memory are his parents, Pastor Clyde H. and Cleo “Lucille” Bishop, of Floyd; two sisters, Angela Graham and husband, Steve, and Stacy Bishop and Mike Carroll; one brother, Daniel Bishop and wife, Jennifer, all of Floyd; nephews and niece, Lucas Graham, Matthew Evans, Kaylee Bishop, Jesse Bishop and Isaac Bishop; and special friend, Becky Stump. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Steven was a 1999 graduate of Floyd County High School and was employed with Steel Dynamics, Inc. Steven joined the United States Army Reserves in April 2008 and volunteered for deployment to Iraq in May 2009, because he felt like doing his part to make a difference for his country. He was assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operation Command stationed in Greensboro, N.C. Steven will always be remembered for his smile, infectious laugh and never meeting a stranger. He was adventurous and loved a challenge. Steven was proud of his family and friends and was honored to serve his country.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Floyd Church of God with Pastor Michael Bond and Dr. Michael Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery with full Military Honors. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at Floyd Church of God from 4 until 8 p.m.

Flowers are appreciated, however, in honor of Steven’s wishes, contributions can be made to the Floyd Church of God, 1026 Floyd Highway S., Floyd Va., 24091.

Online condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.