Bessie Mildred ((Milbourne)) Bishop

October 6, 1940 ~ February 26, 2022 (age 81)

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“Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30


BESSIE MILDRED BISHOP, affectionately known as "Annie," was born on October 10, 1940, in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Born in a family filled with love, she was the second child of the late Richard and Olivia Brittingham Milbourne. With family by her side, she went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2022, at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson, Maryland.

A funeral service is scheduled on Saturday at 2:00 PM, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Room Danang 3, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21801, where friends may view one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, Maryland. The family repast is in the Danang 3 Room at the Wicomico & Youth Civic Center, following the interment.


Lovingly Submitted by the Family

Farewell Dear Mother

Somewhere in our hearts beneath all our grief and pain

Is a smile we still wear

at the sound of your dear name.

The precious word is ‘Mother’

she was our world, you see

But now our heart is breaking cause

she’s no longer here.

God chose her for His Angel

to watch us from above

To guide us and advise us

and know that we’re still loved.

The day she had to leave us

when her life on earth was through –

God had better plans for her

for this, we surely knew.

When we think of her kind heart

and all those loving years –

Our memories surround us and

we can’t hold back the tears.

Lovingly submitted,


Kelvin, Margaret (Welton), Victoria (Karry), Ambrose (Janell), Bonnie


The Virtuous Woman

10.Who can find a virtuous woman?

For her price is far above rubies.

11.The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,

So that he shall have no need of spoil.

12.She will do him good and not evil

All the days of her life.

13.She seeketh wool, and flax,

And worketh willingly with her hands.

14.She is like the merchants' ships;

She bringeth her food from afar.

15.She riseth also while it is yet night,

And giveth meat to her household,

And a portion to her maidens.

16.She considereth a field, and buyeth it:

With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17.She girdeth her loins with strength,

And strengtheneth her arms.

18.She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:

Her candle goeth not out by night.

19.She layeth her hands to the spindle,

And her hands hold the distaff.

20.She stretcheth out her hand to the poor;

Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21.She is not afraid of the snow for her household:

For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22.She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;

Her clothing is silk and purple.

23.Her husband is known in the gates,

When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24.She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;

And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25.Strength and honour are her clothing;

And she shall rejoice in time to come.

26.She openeth her mouth with wisdom;

And in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27.She looketh well to the ways of her household,

And eateth not the bread of idleness.

28.Her children arise up, and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29.Many daughters have done virtuously,

But thou excellest them all.

30.Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:

But a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31.Give her of the fruit of her hands;

And let her own works praise her in the gates.


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March 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center - DaNang Room
500 Glen Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804

Funeral Service
March 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center - DaNang Room
500 Glen Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804

Interment following funeral service
March 5, 2022

Springhill Memory Gardens
27260 Ocean Gateway
Hebron, Maryland 21830

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