Helen Anne Lee Bishop, age 76, blessed wife, mother, Nana, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Always with a warm smile and kind words, she was instrumental in the success and happiness enjoyed by her husband and children throughout their lives. She had a kind and gentle soul and was a true southern lady with a loving and generous heart, always thinking of others. Helen Anne had a gentle smile and bright eyes that would elevate everyone wherever she was. She will be fondly remembered by all those who shared journeys and crossed paths with her throughout her wonderful life.
Born on December 31, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Jr and Helen Alice Bursley Lee. A native of Montgomery, Alabama and graduate of Sidney Lanier High School, Helen Anne graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and received the Ernestine Block Grigsby Award Runner Up which honors alumnae who, through their loyalty and dedication to Tri Delta, have given outstanding service to their local chapters, serving as President to a number of alumnae chapters. Since Bob's retirement and until recently, she had lived at Reynolds Plantation and attended Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church and was an active member of PEO. Helen Anne's love for her grandchildren, golf and gardening were shared with her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Robert Murray Bishop, Jr. and her parents. Helen Anne and Bob had three children; a daughter, Bursley Bishop Hoefer and husband Steve of Dallas, Texas; a son, Robert Murray Bishop, III and wife Amy of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a daughter, Lee Bishop Bruebach and husband Steve of Naperville, Illinois; a sister, Cindy Lee Kessler of Montgomery, Alabama; a brother, Henry Fitzhugh Lee III of Panama City Beach, Florida and five grandchildren, Stephen Charles Hoefer, Jr., Robert Murray Bishop IV, Anne Lee Bruebach, Michael Sullivan Bruebach and Henry Baron Bishop; a sister in law, Alice Bishop Lindsey of Prattville, Alabama as well as many relatives and friends. The family will forever be grateful to the numerous friends who provided loving and prayerful support.
A service of celebration and thanksgiving will be held on Saturday, January, 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Roberto Herrera officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Parish Hall. Interment will be held privately with family at Madison Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association for Research, P.O. Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011 in memory of Helen Anne Lee Bishop, 4432 Edmondson Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205 or to the Tri Delta Foundation - Scholarship Endowment 14951 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. 500, Dallas, Texas 75254 in memory of Helen Anne Lee Bishop.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St, Greensboro, GA (706) 453-2626 is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Jan. 24, 2017.