Born: Friday Dec 8, 1939

Died: Thursday Mar 7, 2019


Sunshine Bishopric

December 8, 1939 - March 7, 2019

Sunshine Gay Hawkins Bishopric, 79, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 11, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Lawson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 5 - 7 PM, at Fair Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bishopric was born December 8, 1939 in Spray, NC, to the late George Avery (G. A. ) Hawkins and Myrtle Gay Harris Hawkins.  She was a graduate of Morehead High School, Class of 1958 and a member of Leaksville United Methodist Church.  Sunshine worked for Spray Cotton Mills as an executive assistant.  She enjoyed and excelled in arts and crafts, including sewing and painting.  

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Lea Hawkins Land and husband, Tommy, of Eden and Beulah Hawkins Hudson and husband, Tom, of Jacksonville, FL;  special nieces and nephews along with numerous devoted friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Welsford Bishopric;  

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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My sincere condolences Mary Lea, Tommy, Alice and all the family. Sunshine was such a beautiful lady inside and out. I still wear the pin she made for me and gave me at last year's family reunion.
Hilda Shockley Jones

A sweet, sweet lady who gave of her time and talents to many in the community. I first met her thru volunteering at the Salvation Army. She seemed to just quietly go about doing things for others that people never knew about. My sincere condolences to her family and dear friends.
Sandra Paisley

Prayers for the family during this time of loss! May God comfort you during this valley.
Tommy Griffin

My husband Ed and I are so saddened over the loss of such a beautiful human being. She was a treasured friend; we will truly miss you, Sunshine.
Glenda Dodson Futch

My prayers are with the family in the loss of this lovely, talented woman.
Melissa Starr

I remember Sunshine back in our teenage years sitting in her huge front yard talking with friends.....nice memories ! Beautiful Lady....Rest in peace. .
Robert Melvin "Butch" Joyce

Dear Hawkins Family. I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in the words recorded in John 5:28,29. Hope this brought you comfort, for more please visit JW.org.
Mauren King

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