Betty Joe Gavin Bishop
December 20, 1932 – June 20, 2020
Betty Joe Gavin Bishop, age 87, passed away on June 20, 2020. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, William (Bill) Edward Bishop; her sons Thomas Bishop (Sonia) of Trussville, AL, Steve Bishop (Chieko) of Marietta, GA, Eric Bishop (Brenda) of Hoover, AL, and Gary Bishop of Hoover, AL; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and her brother Leonard M. Gavin, Jr. of Birmingham, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard Monroe Gavin, Sr. and Winifred Petway Gavin and sisters, Barbara Gavin Mead and Carolyn Gavin Crowson. Betty was born December 20, 1932 in Birmingham, AL. She was a 1950 graduate of Woodlawn High School. On August 21, 1952, she married the love of her life, Bill. She was retired from the Jefferson County Board of Education. Betty was a faithful member of the Catholic church. The family will hold a private graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 7921 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206.