|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1936|
|Death: ||May 10, 2005|
Curtis Tillman Bishop
Services for Curtis Tillman Bishop, of Gillsburg, are 11 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Gillsburg Baptist Church with burial in Gillsburg Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Charles Kirkfield, the Rev. Robbie Britt and the Rev. Byron Wilkinson will officiate. Vocalist will be Curtis Brewer.
Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb and Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the church.
Mr. Bishop, 68, died May 10, 2005, in Woodville. He was born in McComb on Oct. 22, 1936, to the Rev. Byron Tillman and Louisa Sullivan Bishop.
He was the former superintendent of education in Amite County for eight years. He was a graduate of Meadville High School and Mississippi College, where he received a bachelor's degree and master of education degree. He was an educator for 40 years. He served as a teacher and coach in Biloxi and Clinton, La.; teacher and principal in Pine Gove, La.; and assistant superintendent of education in St. Helena Parish, La.
Mr. Bishop was a member of Gillsburg Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school director and teacher and was a longtime member of the choir. In recent years, he had served the church as minister of music.
Mr. Bishop served on the Amite County School Board for 12 years and the Southwest Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees for 24 years. He was a member of Mississippi Professional Educators, the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Mississippi Association of School Administrators.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara Ann Blount Bishop; a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. B.T. Bishop Jr. and Betty, of Meadville; two sisters, Tommie Lou Bishop Wilkinson and Mary Katherine Bishop Brewer, both of McComb; a daughter, Terri Lynn Bishop Aucoin and her husband, Sam, of Carencro, La.; a son, James Steven Bishop and his wife, Melanie Hammill Bishop, of Summit; and five grandchildren, Sammy Aucoin, Jean-Paul Aucoin, Anna Aucoin and Michael Aucoin, all of Carencro, and Katherine Bishop, of Summit.
Pallbearers will be Tillmon Bishop, Gene Alex Bishop, Luke Brewer, Ray Wilkinson, Larry Powell, Sam Aucoin and Reece Wilkinson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Anderson, Miller Hammill, Clyde Aucoin, Stuart Hemphill, Walter Carpenter, Rickie Williams, Lauren Lanier, Vernon Lee Carter, Jimmy Dale Newman, Ronnie Travis, Dalton Williams Jr., Princeton Wilson and Durwood Gordon.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
B T Bishop (1903 - 1981)
Louisa Sullivan Bishop (1900 - 1974)
Barbara Ann Blount Bishop (1937 - 2015)*
Tommie Lou Bishop Wilkinson (1926 - 2011)*
Byron Tillmon Bishop (1931 - 2007)*
Curtis Tillman Bishop (1936 - 2005)
Gillsburg Memorial Gardens
Created by: Faye Nations McCardle
Record added: Oct 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43483227