Paula Ann Bishop

Paula Ann Bishop

Suffolk, VA
09.07.1954 - 03.02.2019

Paula Ann Kennedy Bishop, age 64, of 413 B. South Broad Street in Suffolk died Saturday March 2, 2019 in her slumber at Maryview Medical Center. She was the only adopted child of her predeceased parents, Oscar and Rachael Wills Kennedy. Upon her birth, she was named in honor of her late grandfather and uncle, Paul August Kennedy Sr. and Paul A . Kennedy Jr.

She was employed at Sentara Bayside Hospital and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital for 20 plus years as a monitor surveillance technician. Prior to entering healthcare, she was employed briefly as an elementary art school teacher with Hampton City Schools. She was a graduate of Old Dominion University and attended Longwood University for two years. Paula achieved 4H All-Star Status in 1972 and received many awards showing her horses that she dearly loved. Her love of “Muggles” will surely whisk her away to an even more enchanting afterlife as she also enjoyed J.K. Rowlings book series, Harry Potter.

Paula leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Melanie Kennedy Bishop of Suffolk, VA. A service of remembrance will be held at Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St. Suffolk, VA on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Main Street UMC, 202 N. Main St. Suffolk, VA, 23434.The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered at

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Main Street united Methodist Church
202 N. Main St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


So sorry to hear my thoughts and prayers are with you stay strong Mel love you girl

Crystal Lindsey

So very sorry to hear this sad news. I lived down the street from Paula growing up and enjoyed many happy hours in her backyard playhouse. Prayers are with you, Melanie and Becki.

Martha Moore Turner

I am so sorry to hear this about ur mom Mel. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers ur way. God be with u at this difficult time.

Kimberly Ellis

Melanie sorry to hear the passing of your mom.

Gracie Booker

So sorry to hear of this sad news. You have my deepest sympathy.

Karen Vincent

I’m going to miss your phone calls. May you Rest In Peace in heaven.

Monica Grimes

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special person.

Trina Hill

My condolences to you and your Family

Theresa Daniels-Brown

Melanie, your grandfather was one of my father's best friends! I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you!

Carolyn Gatling Lassiter

I also lived in the neighborhood, and can remember Paula the best as a fun childhood playmate. Condolences to all. To my friend, Becki Williams, I know the sting must be very hard, after all the many years of close friendship. I believe that God’s Love always helps us recover from the hurt and anguish that life hands us. You will be in my thoughts.

Bruce B. Marr

I worked many years with your. I will miss her. I my deepest sympathy to you Melanie.

nancy Last

Melanie, I never met you but spent many days with your Mom when we both were growing up. We both had the love of horses and would set out on the trail together. We also showed our horses together and sometime in the same class. We had the best childhood with the love of horses. I will always remember your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vicki Nelms Martin

Paula was a free spirit that shared her humor at any given chance. I pray for serenity for her family and peace in her passing.
"Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
~ Joshua 1:5~

Erin Ehrhard

I really enjoyed working and talking with Paula over many years...We shared many laughs together.. She had a unique sense of humor and I will miss her always checking in on how my life was going. She loved you dearly Melanie..RIP Paula..You will be deeply missed


Condolences to the family of Paula Bishop may you find comfort
from God's Word
(1Peter 5:7) " while you throw all your anxiety on him , because
he cares for you " …….. He will help you get through this difficult time
because he really does care for you ……..


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