Elizabeth Louise Bishop

December 9, 1943April 1, 2021

Elizabeth Louise (Byrd) Bishop, age 77, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was promoted to Heaven Thursday, April 2, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Elizabeth was raised in the Lincoln Park community and was a graduate of Fulton High School. With a gentle spirit and a kind heart, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a caring friend, a bright light in the lives of all who knew and loved her. She was a faithful member of The Church at Sterchi Hills where she worshipped with many friends. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Bernice Byrd, and just two months ago by her loving husband of 57 years, Harold. Celebrating sweet memories of her life are her children Melissa and Ray Labelle of Norris, Tennessee, Amy Mack and James Ollee of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mark and Criston Bishop of Knoxville. She was a dear Nana to Matthew and his wife Haley Labelle, Morgan Labelle, Bryce, Erin, and Devin Mack, and Kate, Meredith, and Eli Bishop. Special brother-in-law Bruce Bishop and his wife Susie reside in Maidsville, West Virginia. The family expresses their appreciation to the caregivers of NHC Place Farragut and to the compassionate medical professionals of the cardiovascular ICU of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Friends may call at their convenience Friday, April 9 from 11:00 to 5:00 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr., Knoxville. A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The Church at Sterchi Hills 2020 Vision Gifts & Pledges fund, 904 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918 or online at Condolences may be offered at


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(Chaplain) Austin Moore

April 8, 2021

Elizabeth was truly a bright light in an ever darkening world. I never saw her when she was not smiling. The world grows a little colder each time we lose a person like her. Yet I can't help but celebrate her victory over pain and sorrow. She has received ultimate healing for every illness and problem. Heaven should be more desirable to everyone knowing people like Elizabeth are there.

Linda Smith

April 3, 2021

Melissa, Mark, and Amy - and all the grandkids - Elizabeth was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to me for 45 years. She was more of a sister to me than my blood sister. We shared many adventures and fun times, as well as sad times. I am so glad she went with me to Gulf Shores in 2020- she had a great time - except for us getting stuck on the elevator the morning we were leaving!! In this past year, we talked on the phone at least once or twice a week, and she assured me that she was ready to see Jesus. I'm thankful I will see her again in Heaven!! May the Lord comfort you in His loving arms and give you peace!

Susan Murphy

April 3, 2021

Melissa, I've loved your sweet mother since I first met her when you and I were in high school. She was such a warm, loving, Christian lady and people were naturally drawn to her. I once told her that I knew where you got your love and empathy for others- you came by it naturally from her. I take comfort in knowing she is finally reunited with your dad. I love you and will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer.