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American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Donald Craig Bishop

October 17, 1951September 3, 2019
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Donald Craig Bishop, 67, of Houston, Texas, passed away September 3, 2019. He was born in New Orleans, LA on October 17, 1951.

Donald Bishop attended Stephen F. Austin University. He was married to Lee Ai’ Yun on December 26, 1975. Donald Bishop worked as a salesman at the family business, Bishop Mobile Center and also served as a Chaplain Assistant in the Army. He reached the rank of Specialist 4th Class. He was asked by his division commander to be head of the Chapel where he worked as a Sergeant First Class and NCOIC of the Chapel. He was a member of Lifepath Church and had a passion for art, music, writing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Donald Bishop was survived by his wife, Lee Bishop, his daughters, Natalie and Andrea, and his beloved grandchildren Mindy, Elizabeth, and Mikayla along with his dog, Abby. He is also survived by his brother, Rodney Bishop. Additionally, he is survived by several cherished nieces and nephews close to his heart.

A celebration of life service will be held in Donald's honor on September 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038 and the committal service will follow at the Houston National Cemetery at 2:15 pm.

To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.americanheritagefuneralhome.com

Services

17 September

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038

17 September

Committal Service

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr
Houston, Texas 77038

Memories

Donald Craig Bishop

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Carolyn Bishop Sedwick

September 11, 2019

Donald was four years younger than me. His father, Sidney L. Bishop, Jr., was my brother. As children we played together. Each one of was not too athletic so we shared competitions of board and card games. We rode our bikes, and ran through water sprinklers. My sister, Janice and his brother Rodney, were the athletic ones. But Donald and I were content watching Roy Rogers on TV and eating homemade ice cream.

Donald possessed a gentle spirit and was always kind. His role as a chaplain was definitely appropriate. We had many recent phone conversations and he always shared his thoughts on various different subjects. Donald always asked how I was doing as well as my husband.

A love of his family, immediate and extended, was evident.

His mom, "Mickey" knew him best and I am certain is holding him in her arms at this very moment.

Lee, you and girls were loved deeply. Rex and I love you as well.

Harold Turner

September 11, 2019

Lee and Family,
I was in my first year of college when Donald was born. And, as I recall his was not an easy birth with father having a blood positive factor and mother with a negative blood factor. It seems not much was easy for Donald in his life. The distance in miles kept us from having a very close relationship. But, the few times we were together, I enjoyed very much. I was privileged to visit with Donald on the telephone in the past few months and sent him email messages.
I know that Donald is at home with the Lord now. Free from pain and care. And, Lee, I know that the Good Lord will ease your present hurt and leave the good memories that you shared with Donald. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

TED SOLOMON

September 10, 2019

Lee and family,
we were so sorry to hear about cousin Donald. I had enjoyed talking with him during the past few months and sharing his poems.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

all our love
Ted and Portia Solomon

James Powell

September 10, 2019

Lee and family,
I am thankful that I had the opportunity to have many talks with Donald before he passed. He was truly a gentle person .
Donald leaves us at his appointed time set by God.
I will be praying for the family and for the empty void they are feeling.
Good-by Donald and may your soul rest with Jesus our Lord.

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