Jimmy Andrew Bishop

September 2, 1955January 3, 2013

Jimmy Andrew Bishop, 57, died Thursday, January 03, 2013, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born September 2. 1955, to Gene and Geneva Bishop. He was the Chief of the Rienzi Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Rienzi Rescue Squad, and the Rienzi Lion’s Club. He was a supervisor at Corinthian Furniture. He attended Bethel Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, January 4, 2013 and visitation will be up until service time, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Kelly, Bro. Shelton Ivey and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Caffie Bishop; one son, Joe Bishop and his wife; his mother, Geneva Bishop; one sister, Arlene Gooch; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by, one daughter, Andrea Bishop; his father, Gene Bishop; his grandparents, Doug and Frances Austin, and Jack and Rachel Bishop; and one sister, Tina Bishop.

Pallbearers are Bud Brooks, Bobby Bishop, John Beavers, Eric Price, Lee Benjamin, and Brandon Derrick.

Honorary pallbearers are All Alcorn County Volunteer Fire Fighters.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2013

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Debbie Echols

January 24, 2013

I'm so sorry for you loss. I didn't know that Jimmy had died until the day of the funeral and I was at the Tupelo plant when Pam Keaton called me.
I worked with Jimmy for a whole bunch of years at furniture, but the times i remember most are the ones at TPI.We were doing inventory one year, and me and Jimmy were in the back of a trailer counting inventory and we started talking about him losing a daughter and me losing my daddy and we both just cried. I think thats when we became really good friends.
Then there were the times when he loved to have fun and aggerviate people. ha The last time I seen Jimmy was at the Thrasher Christmas parade and he was driving the fire truck.
I'm sure you've heard this alot, But, I just want to say that I'm lucky to have had Jimmy as a friend . He loved his family very much. Your in my prayers !
Love in Christ, Debbie Echols

January 4, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Jimmy, Gene & Geneva our neighbors for years. May God be with you during this time, He will be missed around Rienzi. God bless all the family.
Donald & Margaret Rutledge(Rienzi)

Trevor Williams

January 4, 2013

To Caffie,Geneva,Joe and the entire famil:
I just wanted to let y'all know that I've been praying for you during this time.
I can't imagine the grief you must be feeling. I couldn't make it to the funeral home but I wanted you to know that I was thinking of you. If I can be of any help in the days ahead please don't hesitate to call. May God wrap you in His arms and hold you close.

Trevor Williams and staff at Smith Drug Co.

Gerald Morgan

January 4, 2013

Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Gerald Morgan and family

Jonathan Rider

January 4, 2013

On behalf of Biggersville Fire & Rescue, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of loss. Chief Jimmy Bishop was an incredible leader, fire chief and friend. He will truly be missed.

Chena Johnson

January 4, 2013

Caffie & family this is Chena Brooks Johnson My home phone is 662-594-1371.You are in my thoughts and prayers please feel free to call me anytime.May God Bless You throught this time of great sorrow.I love all of ya'll and Jimmy will be greatly missed this just don't seem real. Jerry and Jimmy are two great fireman together in Heaven now.

Mary Rorie

January 3, 2013

Caffie, we are so sorry for your loss. You and yours are in our prayers. Wade and Cindy Rorie