In Loving Memory

Joyce L. Bishop

December 12, 1934 - May 21, 2020


Joyce Gabel Bishop, 85, a native and lifelong resident of Fairhope, AL, died Sunday May 24, 2020 at a local healthcare facility.

Joyce retired as executive secretary of the Community Action Agency of South Alabama and later served as a board member.  She was a longtime member of South River Park Church of God.

Joyce was preceded in death by John “Jackie” Bishop, her daughter, Lynda Sue and her sister, Geraldine Davis.

She is survived by her son, John S. “Sammy” Bishop, Jr. (Becky); daughter, Donna B. Page (Buddy) all of Fairhope; grandchildren, Kevin J. Page (Bethany Smith) of Nashville, TN, Kelly L. Page (Charlie Massey) of Mobile and Carolyn E. Hickson of Arkadelphia, AR; and two great-grandchildren, Adrien Hickson and Katelyn Flanary.  She is also survived by her aunt, Ruth Langford; brother, Ernest “Buddy” Gabel, Jr. both of Fairhope; as well as other relatives and friends.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date at South River Park Church of God.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in memory of Joyce.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Hughes Funeral Home of Daphne is assisting the family.


  1. Kelly Page

    Thank you, my sweet, sweet Nenne, for teaching me more about life than I could ever put into words. I love you more than I can express. Please kiss my Poppa and Aunt Linda for me. I CANNOT WAIT TO HUG AND KISS YOU AGAIN ONE SWEET DAY WHEN WE MEET AGAIN!!!!!! I love you and I pray I make you proud…
    Until we meet again,


  2. Donna Brantley

    Donna and Sammy so sorry for your loss. You mom was a special lady. God bless you.


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