Morris P. “Sonny” Bishop, Jr.
Morris P. “Sonny” Bishop, Jr., 86, of Orange, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with the Rev. Manuel Ramirez officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the cemetery.
Born in Orange on Sept. 9, 1925, Sonny was the son of Morris Prince Bishop, Sr. and Virgie (Broomes) Bishop. He served in the U.S. Army, a welder at American Bridge for 25 years and a member at First Baptist Church of West Orange.
Preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Patsy Bishop, Sonny is survived by his wife, Josephine Bishop; son, Cecil Van Bishop and wife, Leesa Bishop of Vinton; grandchildren, Michelle Carter, Cristal Baker; and great-grandchildren, Rusty Carter, Austin Carter, Bailey Baker and Brianna Baker.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Rusty Carter, Austin Carter, Trent Baker, B.J. Bourdier, Kevin Pinder and Shane Purvis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund at any Capital One Bank to help the family with expenses.
Arrangements are held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.