Sylvia Marie Bishop, of Orange, passed away Saturday, April 16, at her home surrounded by her family, at the age of 72.
 
Sylvia was born Dec. 24, 1943 in Lake Jackson, to Esther Henrietta (Rodenbeck) and Bill McDonald Walker. She lived in the Orange area for 65 years and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She spent her time raising her children with love and care, helping them become the loving families they are a part of today.  Sylvia enjoyed cooking, gardening, watching mystery television shows and listening to country music. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who loved spending time with her family above all else and will be sorely missed.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill E. Walker.
 
Sylvia is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Edward W. “Butch” Bishop; sister, Patricia New and husband, Ronnie of Kerrville; son, David Bishop and wife, Sherry of Orange; daughters, Stacy Bishop of Orange and Robin Priser and husband, Roy of Ponchatoula, LA; grandchildren, Phillip Pittala, Courtney Pittala, Gage Bishop-Snider, Robyn Ashlee Graham and fiancé Teslyn Tidwell, Daysha Bishop and Dalton Bishop and one great grandchild, Christian Graham.
 
A visitation will be held Friday, April 22, from 1:00-2:00 pm in the chapel of Dorman Funeral home, with a graveside service following the visitation at The Cemetery in Mauriceville.  Officiating will be Pastor Gary Price of Trinity Baptist Church of Orange (formerly Trinity Lutheran Church).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
 
Honoring Sylvia as pallbearers will be Phillip Pittala, Courtney Pittala, Gage Bishop-Snider, Robyn Ashlee Graham, Daysha Bishop and Dalton Bishop.
 
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.