Bishop, Joanie

Joanie A. Bishop

March 31, 1959 - July 6, 2021

Joanie Bishop, age 62, passed away on July 6, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. Joanie was born March 31, 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Edward and Alberta Wenger.

Joanie grew up in Pittsburgh where she met her husband, James, and they were married August 23, 1986. James joined the US Army and they moved to Washington state for their first assignment. There, they had their three daughters (1988, 1990, 1994). In 1996, Joanie and James moved down to Texas where they raised their girls. Joanie was an Army wife for 28 years which included multiple deployments. They watched all three daughters graduate from college and welcomed a son-in-law to the family with open arms in 2017.

Joanie’s dream was to be a wife, have a family, become a mother, and to make chocolate every holiday season. She loved her family more than life itself. While a simple woman, her love was felt everywhere she went. Joanie loved her family, she loved to laugh, she loved her puppies, she loved everyone else's puppies, she loved chocolate, she loved the holidays, she loved brunches downtown, she loved bike riding with her husband, she loved drinking tea, she loved traveling with her family, she loved watching James killing zombies on their PS4, and she loved the Lord above all else.

She is survived by her husband, James Bishop; three daughters, Sarah Bishop Fogle (Erik), Abigail Bishop, and Catherine Bishop; siblings, Edward Wenger (Debbie), Janis Byers, Den Wenger, and Nancy Wenger. Joanie will also be sorely missed by her family and numerous friends.

Please join us in celebrating such a beautiful life on Sunday, July 11, 2021 for a rosary from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the family will receive friends during a visitation 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013., Highway 75, Exit 38A, Ridgeview Dr, P.O. Box 1007, McKinney, TX 75070. A  Mass service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday July 12, 2021 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 411 Paula Road, McKinney, Texas 75069. Immediately following Mass, family and friends will be meeting at The Celt in downtown McKinney. Anyone who would like to celebrate Joanie are welcome.

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Joanie is one of the very few people on this planet that NEVER had a bad word to say about anyone. For those who experienced Joanie walking through a door or room, quickly witnessed not just her smile and presence but the definition of love, forgiveness, and truly, an angelic means about her. Her simplicty was actually overwhelming in the childlike faith she had in humanity...and she forgave ALL beyond measure. When I was upset or unresolved in life's matters, Joanie would reach out...and say...it's going to be okay Matthew. Her childlike faith is beyond any measure most of us would imagine. She KNEW without hesitation what life was about. So anyone searching for intellect for answers, search no further, Joanie was WAY ahead of the curve. If you knew her...you know what I mean. God Bless this amazing woman, human being.
Matthew Brown, July 13, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Thomas Horne, July 12, 2021 Sharing in your sadness as we remember our sweet cousin Joanie. She always had a smile on her face. So many sweet memories of all the good times growing up. Heaven truly gained another angel.
Cathleen and James Liptak , July 11, 2021 I fervently Pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is holding Joanie in his arms forever! Mark demblowski , July 11, 2021 Our prayers are with you. So sorry. Greg & Lois McElyea , July 11, 2021 We will miss seeing her smiling face at Sunday morning Mass. Your family is in our prayers. Please let the church know if you need anything. Eternal rest grant unto Joanie, Oh Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Cindy Sanor, July 11, 2021 Joanie and I were not only cousins but friends. We were very close as kids, happily enjoying family gatherings, writing letters and just acting silly! It was always a joy to read her holiday newsletters which kept us up to date with her family happenings. We are devastated to learn of her struggle followed by her passing. Her soul must’ve been very pleasing to God; He wanted her in Heaven. Virginia and Bill Quaglio , July 11, 2021 Are hearts and prayers are with you and your family. We are fellow parishioners at St. Michael’s. Ken and Nancy Bielman , July 11, 2021 We will miss seeing your wife each Sunday at Mass. It is always a pleasure for us ushers to greet you both as you enter the church. Prayers for your entire family. We are here if you need anything. Ed Varney, July 11, 2021 We would just like to remember Joanie as an exceptional mother, wife, and person. May God continue to bless her, James, and her children. Fred Leinweber, July 10, 2021 James, Keeping you and the girls in my prayers and so sorry to hear of Joanie's passing. 1 Peter 5:7. Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. ... Debbie Hendricks , July 10, 2021 Our hearts are saddened to learn of Joanie’s passing. She was a gentle teacher in our Sunday school program as our kids grew up. James, our condolences for you and the girls as we know how you will miss Joanie. Our prayers go out for His Peace and Strength to carry you all through this difficult time. Matt and Cindy Hudson, July 10, 2021 May your loving memories ease your mind during this time. Your family is very special to so many! Beth and Steve Martinez , July 9, 2021 We are heartbroken to learn of Joanie's passing. Heaven has another angel. We will all miss her wonderful personality and smile that would light up the room. Taken far too soon. God bless her and may she rest in peace.
Mark and Claudia Wenger, July 9, 2021 Many prayers and much love from the Nelson family to yours. So heartbroken for you. May you find peace during this time of loss. Paul Nelson, July 9, 2021 We offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family and pray that Joanie's soul is at peace. We will certainly miss her and our chocolate treats at Christmas time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mr. & Mrs. Lenon Jordan, Jr. & family, July 9, 2021 You are in our thoughts and prayers!
The Marlands, July 9, 2021
Joanie was everyone's friend. I knew her first through the dental office and she was even happy there! Joanie always spoke kindly and was very proud of their daughters and their accomplishments. She was a Great Mom and Wife. Joanie’s absence will be filled with memories and those memories are plentiful. I will continue to pray for this wonderful family, for healing and strength. It was a true privilege to know Joanie. Rest In Peace.
Martha White , July 8, 2021 James, Sarah, Erik, Abby and Katie and pups, Our hearts ache for all of you. Joanie is such a beautiful and strong person. Her love so present in each of you. We love you with all of our hearts. With deepest sympathy.
Dennis, Deborah and Alyssa Domek, July 8, 2021 Jimmy, Sarah, Abigail, Catherine, Our hearts are broken to hear of Joanie's passing. We are shocked & saddened. Even though we haven't seen her for a while, she is family, & will be sadly missed. We are keeping all of you in our prayers. (Joanie's cousin)
Peggy Cirino, July 8, 2021 We are so sorry Joanie’s gone from this life. It was evident anytime we were around you two that you truly loved each other and enjoyed being together. It was inspirational to us as a couple to see you two still dating - dinners out, walks, and bike rides. I’m sure that big love will equal big grief. We’re praying in time the sadness will be replaced with the comfort of your memories of Joanie. Praying God comforts you, James, and your girls in ways only he can. Jon and Carrie Rhodes, July 8, 2021 James, Sarah, Abigail, Catherine, Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you at the very hard time. May you cherish all the great memories you all had together. Paul & Sherie LaSala, July 8, 2021