Madalyn Gaddy Bishop

October 11, 1931December 29, 2011

Madalyn S. Gaddy Bishop, 80, of 103 Hillcrest Ave., Rome, GA, passed away Thursday morning, December 29, 2011, at Winthrop Manor Nursing Center.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Kingsport, TN on September 11, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph P. Gaddy and Essie Kate Tolbert Gaddy. She was the wife of the late George A. Bishop.

Mrs. Bishop began working for Citizens Federal Savings and Loan. She then went on to work for National City Bank/First Union until retirement. After her retirement she worked for Pinsons Inc. She volunteered for and supported the STAR House where she was on the Board of Directors and served as treasurer. She was an active member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church where she was a leader in their children’s department and a director of their Royal Ambassador Program for over twenty years, touching lives that spanned generations.

Survivors include two sons, Gary (Annette) Bishop, Louisville, CO, Tom (Melonie) Bishop, Lake St. Louis, MO; one daughter, Gina (Dwight) Duke, Woodstock, GA; six grandchildren: Cherelle Bishop, Wyatt Bishop, Shane Bishop, Anna Bishop, Adam Bishop and Madalyn (Maddie) Duke and dear friend Phyllis Searles.

Receiving of friends will be Friday, January 6, 2012, from 6pm to 8pm at Daniel's Funeral Home, 901 E Second Ave., Rome.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 10 am at the Second Avenue Baptist Church, 828 E. 2nd Ave with burial at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Monty Stallins, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Star House, 212 North 5th Avenue, Rome, GA 30161 or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (


  • Visitation Friday, January 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 7, 2012

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Janie Freeman

January 7, 2012

What a wonderful lady she was. Her work with the RA's at Second Avenue will always be very precious to those boys. Precious lady.

Janie Freeman
Panama City FL