Nicole Ann Bishop

September 14, 1981January 4, 2019

Nicole Ann Bishop, age 37, of Peoria, passed away Jan. 4, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Sep. 14, 1981 in Peoria to Lester and Patty (Buchanan) Bishop. She is survived by her parents, Lester Bishop of Peoria, Patty Smallberger of Creve Coeur: her four children, Tatianna Bishop, Anthony Lynch, Gabriela Ramirez Bishop and Xaria Lee, Grandfather, Benjamin Bishop and extended family. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Bishop. Nicole worked for over 16 years at Subway in Peoria Heights, and was a store manager at the time of her passing. A funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel on Peoria. Burial will follow the service at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to Nicole’s children’s education fund set up through CEFCU. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Lester Bishop, Father
  • Patty Smallberger, Mother
  • Tatianna Bishop, Daughter
  • Anthony Lynch, Son
  • Gabriela Ramirez Bishop, Daughter
  • Xaria Lee, Daughter
  • Benjamin Bishop, Grandfather
  • William Bishop, Brother
  • Nicole is also survived by extended family.

  • Nicole's children's education fund set up through CEFCU


  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2019

Nicole Ann Bishop

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Jessica Smallberger

January 17, 2019

Nicole Ann, you were a great sister in law to me and amazing sister to Chiron. Our boys and us will forever miss you. Holidays wont be the same without Aunt Cole, well always remember your voice and big heart. We love you Nicole and well protect your babies forever. Xoxo

Brooke Mansfield

January 11, 2019

Peoria Pride Youth Basketball is deeply sadden at the fact we have lost a significant person who did so much for our program. She helped whenever it was needed. We could rely on her for anything. Her heart and smile lite up the room. Never thought we would lose her so soon. Prayers to the family and friends of hers. FLY HIGH ANGEL!!! You are truly missed horribly!!!

Doug Johnson

January 9, 2019

I was deeply saddened to hear of Nicole's passing. My lunch hour will never be the same. I can still here her asking "What are you having today Mister?" And I always had to walk away with a dozen cookies. I grew to know Nicole through Subway. I knew all about her tragedies and giving ways. I will miss seeing her. I will keep her children and her family in my prayers.

paul price

January 9, 2019

you will be deeply miss we all love you Nicole

Jeannie Quin

January 9, 2019

I am greatly saddened to here about Nicole passing. She is the reason I went to the Subway on Prospect. I had been going there for at least 10 years and she always noticed me. Called me honey when I checked out. I had breast cancer and was going through treatment. Lost all my hair and facial hair. She never said a word. Then as I was recovering and getting my hair back, she told me that her mother also had gone through treatment. She wondered if that was why I was eating a certain sandwich. Someone had teased her about going to work in Pekin for Subway and I told her no, you can't do that. She is going to be greatly missed by so many. I know I will miss her.

Mary Ratledge

January 8, 2019

I met Nicole thru my daughter and son-in-law she was always there when they had their basketball team play. She was so gracious. I'll miss her a lot.

Angelique Black-Laswell

January 7, 2019

Was heart broken to hear that Nicole Bishop had past. She was such a dedicated mother to her children. She always would be there for them at a moment's notice. I got to know her through her two older children when they attended V.S. If you need a place to hold a service for her, my church would be honored. It would be absolutely free, of course. I want her children to know that I miss seeing them and that they are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dale and Jill Robertson

January 7, 2019

We are so saddened to learn of Nicole’s passing. We only knew her from Subway, but she always greeted us and treated us like family. We’ll miss her greatly. Our prayers are with Nicole’s family at this very difficult time. Rest in heaven Nicole.

Robin Tompkins

January 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Nicole. I was a regular customer at her work. She always had a smile on her face, and a kind word to share. My prayers go out to her family.

Shane Lafferty

January 5, 2019

Tamra, Gio and I are saddened by this tragedy and wish the best for all you kids and family. We loved her and will always miss her. She was so fast to make others smile