Vendeze Counts Bishop, 68, of Newberry, died Monday, March 30, 2015 at her residence.

Born on February 15, 1947, in Newberry, she was a daughter of Ernestine Shealy Counts and the late David Eugene Counts. She was a cosmetologist and a member of Newberry First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bishop is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Bishop, Jr.; her mother, Ernestine Counts of Newberry; sons, Dean H. (Deanne) Bishop of Conway and Dustin D. (Dee Anne) Bishop of Surfside Beach; a brother, Shealy (Dixie) Counts of Newberry and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Chrissie Counts Koon.

Funeral services will be held at the Newberry First Baptist Church on Wednesday at 1:30 pm by the Rev. Dr. Albert Allen and Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harmon. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon – 1:00 pm Wednesday in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Gideons, PO Box 795, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Joshua Bishop, James Bishop, Ryan Bishop, Neil Counts, Jeff Sprowls, and Steve Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Edwards, Charlie Randall, Tommy Pequeno, and members of the Friends in Faith Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

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#19 Pam Johnson Bembery 2015-04-08 15:55
Mr. Bishop, my prayers are with you and your family in your time of need. It's very hard to lose someone you love, but know that God loved her best.
#18 Larry & Vicky Kyzer 2015-04-03 12:21
Our thoughts and prayers go to all of Vendeze's family. We wish we would have kept in touch with our cousin. The times at the skating rink with Joey, Shealy and all our friends of the High School times. As we go through life we lose track of the special people we have known and Vendeze was one of those. With all our Love, Larry & Vicky
#17 Jean Counts 2015-04-01 15:37
Sending sympathy to the Bishop and Counts families.
#16 Vicki Hendrix 2015-04-01 14:27
So sorry for your loss.
#15 The Clarys 2015-04-01 13:43
Vendy was a loving, caring Christian woman who touched all those around her. We will miss her so much but we also know she is no longer suffering. May God give each of you the strength you need in the days ahead. With love,
Mack and Susan
#14 Janice Rister Skalic 2015-03-31 13:37
So Sorry to hear about Vendy. She was a sweet and Beautiful Lady. MY MAMA(Helen Rister) MADE HER WEDDING DRESS....
Our thought and Prayers go out to each one of you.
Helen Rister and Mark & Janice Skalicky
#13 Ann Clark. Hunter 2015-03-31 10:37
What a beautiful woman - inside and out. Joe, you and her family have been faithful in your loving care.
The peace of the Lord be with you all.
#12 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-03-31 09:29
Joey, Dustin and Dean, I wish to express my deepest sympathy in the lost of your love one. It is hard to lose one so close to one's heart. I hold great memories and times at the skating rink. Wish we could go back and do it again. Just to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories keep you close. God has promised us eternal life. What a wonderful blessing.
#11 Jill Erwin 2015-03-30 21:08
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all of the wonderful memories of your mother bring you some comfort at this terrible time. She was a very special woman.
Jill and Chris Erwin
#10 Laurie Dodgen Fergus 2015-03-30 20:34
Thinking of you all. Lord bless you and keep you.
#9 gale b hughes 2015-03-30 20:22
I am so heartbroken over vendy. My heart goes out to you all. She was one of a kind.beautiful a d the sweetest spirit. I wish I could be there but I can't. My church and all of us will be praying. I love y'all.
#8 Wayne and Betsy Blac 2015-03-30 19:56
Joey and family, so sorry to hear of Vendeze's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#7 Jacque, Jim Wilson 2015-03-30 18:55
The light in the world has dimmed with her gone. She was a warm, wonderful, woman that will be missed by all who knew her. She gifted us with beautiful memories of her life and love. God only calls the best when he has a special job and I am sure she is warmly received in heaven.
#6 Connie Rinehart 2015-03-30 18:34
My thoughts and prayers are with Vendy's family. I feel so blessed to have known such a fine, Christian lady.
#5 Butch & Tricia Price 2015-03-30 13:32
She was a most gracious and beautiful lady inside and out. She made the world a better place. Our prayers are with each of you.
Butch & Tricia Price
#4 Nancy and Eddie Warr 2015-03-30 11:53
Joe and Family,
I know I don't have to tell you how precious Vendy was. Just a loving, caring Christian Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all. We love you all and are praying that the Lord will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Love, Nancy & Eddie
#3 David & Karen Hughes 2015-03-30 11:48
Into the arms of Jesus she has gone. We know though this is a hard time for all of you for Vendy was such a treasure. Our love, prayers and support are with you.May God give you the strength, comfort and peace you need.
#2 Helen Mitchell 2015-03-30 11:37
Rest in peace my DEAR FRIEND!! Loved you like a sister for 56 years. You were a special part of "the Fabulous Five". & you will be dearly missed. Joey-Dean-Dusti n our deepest sympathy to you. Please find comfort in knowing that we care & all the wonderful memories you hold in your hearts.
#1 Kathy Roton Summer 2015-03-30 11:05
I was so blessed just to know Vendy! Her smile and her loving,caring attitude could bring out the best in anyone who knew her! With love to her entire family, God blessed all of us by knowing her!!

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