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Sonya Gayle Bishop

August 17, 1960 August 29, 2018
Sonya Gayle Bishop
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Obituary for Sonya Gayle Bishop

Sonya Gayle Bishop, age 58, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2018, to join her Heavenly Father after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Sonya was a 1978 graduate of Doyle High School. She was born to Janice Shrier and Gilbert Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her mother and beloved step-father, Sid Shrier.
Sonya is survived by her husband David Bishop, younger daughter Elexys Bishop, older daughter Sydney Pugh, former husband Jody Pugh, brother Greg Jacobs, and father Gilbert Jacobs.
She worked most of her career at Lockwood Greene/CH2M Hill as a Proposal Coordinator. Sonya was an active core member of Faith Promise Church, where she enjoyed being a small group leader for high school girls. In 1982, she was a member of the World’s Fair Band. Sonya was an avid scuba diver and assistant instructor, enjoying travel to the Caribbean for dive trips with her family, as well as camping and spending time at the lake. She was a loyal Tennessee Volunteer, and loved tailgating and attending ballgames. Hers was a house divided, as she and Sydney loved antagonizing David as a Bama fan. One of her favorite pranks was swapping out her father-in-law, Ed’s, Alabama car vanity plate for a Tennessee plate.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 3, from noon until 2:00 pm at Faith Promise Church, 10740 Faith Promise Ln, Knoxville, TN 37931. Services will immediately follow, proceeded with burial at Asbury Cemetery.


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Visitation

Monday

3

Sep

12:00 PM 9/3/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
Faith Promise Church

10740 Faith Promise Lane
Knoxville, Tennessee 37931

Faith Promise Church
10740 Faith Promise Lane Knoxville 37931 Tennessee
United States

Service

Monday

3

Sep

2:00 PM 9/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
Faith Promise Church

10740 Faith Promise Lane
Knoxville, Tennessee 37931

Burial to follow at Asbury Cemetery

Faith Promise Church
10740 Faith Promise Lane Knoxville 37931 Tennessee
United States
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