David Lee Bishop, Sr.

April 4, 1954January 11, 2013

David Lee Bishop, Sr., resident of Mansfield, Louisiana for the last 11 years passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 after a 6 year battle with lung cancer. He was 58, born April 4, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana. David was a 1972 graduate of Howe High School; he was Class President and Prom King. He excelled in academics and athletics, especially football. David attended Butler University on a football scholarship to study Pharmacy. He was an active minister of Mansfield, Louisiana Jehovah's Witnesses, formerly of Christian Park congregation of Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Mellodee (Harp) Bishop; parents, Jimmie and Carol (Waterman) Bishop; brother, Steven Bishop (wife, Lori); children, Elizabeth “Buffy” Bishop and David Bishop II; step-son, Jeremiah David Nicholson; and 4 grandchildren, David III, Aubrie, Vincent, and Olivia. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis, where visitation and fellowship will immediately follow the service.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013

David Lee Bishop, Sr.

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dawn bishop

January 24, 2013

so, here we are , way too soon, a far cry from two kids in 73 acting like grown-ups, but we laughed through our tears and weathered the storm for quite some time, brought forth 2 beautiful children and 4 perfect grandkids. Thank You David for helping me create all things beautiful and precious, you found the happiness you had been looking for with mellodee and i hope you stroll through eternity hand in hand always in my heart

james mcallister

January 15, 2013

I know he was a good man. Though we may
not know reasons for the time that is
chosen in passing, in all things god will endeavor to give strenght and help.
Be rest asured that I and everyone hopes the services go well & strength to you & yours at this dificult time. ken mcallister Mt. washington, ky.

robert atkins

January 15, 2013

My tall frind is gone only for a little while, I will dearly miss him and his jokes, we had lots' of good times. Mel. I am truly sorry for your lost in this world, May Jah. bless your efforts in helping you to stand firm in your time on need.your son "POP & Family"

Billy McAllister

January 15, 2013

We were saddened to hear of David's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with David at family gatherings. We will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
Billy, Brenda and family

Judy Bowman

January 15, 2013

I ache with you today Mellodee. I wanted to come and be with you for the service and visitation but couldn't make it work out. Hope you feel our love, even though we are not there in person. David was a true gentleman and you were so blessed to have him in your life. Stay strong in your faith and you will again be together. Lean on God to get you through the tough times as he is always there. Love you, Judy & Dennis Bowman and family.

Mellodee Bishop

January 15, 2013

My darling was a joy to be around always positive pleasant humble considerate & generous. I was blessed by our creator to have met & come to know & grow to love him, & then to mature through time under his gentle patient guidance. He held on to life to walk into the paradise with me. I have promised a vow to him that I will remain steady & strong; that I will make it thru to welcome him into the paradise when Jehovah calls. Alone again but he'll never to be forgotten or out of my heart.

Dennis Wickman

January 14, 2013

Mrs. Bishop:
We met several weeks ago at Wildwood Facility. Your words were a great encourage to me. I have been praying for your husband ever since. I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Don't move too quickly and make quick decisions. God will give you what you need to go on even if we don't understand now, we will someday.

cindy Harper(doan)

January 14, 2013

Sorry for your loss David was great man he was a part of my life growing up taking care of us after my parents passed he will never be forgotten .

Donna Ford

January 14, 2013

Our sympathy to you and your family David was a very special part of our families life when we were very young when we lost both our parents he will be sorely missed May God Bless You in this trying time.

January 14, 2013

So sorry for your loss Melodee. Your family grieves with you. We enjoyed knowing David. He will be missed by all who knew him. The Tony and Carol McAllister family.