Marianne Bishop

Obituary of Marianne J Bishop

Marianne Jones Bishop

January 8, 1927 - November 22, 2021

Clewiston, Florida

Marianne Jones Bishop, affectionately known as Meaine, was born on January 8, 1927 to Otis and Bessie Jones at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. 

As a young girl, Marianne lived with her parents in Coral Gables where her father was an accountant with Ernst & Ernst and later was engaged by C.S. Mott at the Southern Sugar Company, which became United States Sugar Corporation. Her family moved to Clewiston where her father continued to work for US Sugar. Marianne went to school in Clewiston with a class of six children. Upon graduation at the age of sixteen she began her studies at Florida State College for Women, which later became Florida State University. Her studies were focused in Economics and Business Administration. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority where she made lifelong friends. After college she returned to Clewiston where she married her husband of 62 years, Moye Lynwood Bishop, on July 5th, 1948. Moye lived in Lake Harbor, Florida and had started his own sugar farm, growing for US Sugar.  Marianne taught school in Lake Harbor to a class of five students until the birth of their first child, Moye Lynwood Bishop, Jr in 1949. Four years later their second child, Elizabeth Briant Bishop, was born. Once becoming a mother she raised her family and ran the office for Moye’s farm. She was very active in the schools, church, civic activities and farming organizations, including the Ladies of the Lake.


Marianne was a caregiver for family members much of her life. She will always be remembered for her fierce loyalty to her friends and her willingness to debate and share her opinions on a variety of issues of the day.


Marianne was predeceased by her parents, Otis and Bessie, her loving husband Moye, and her daughter Elizabeth. She is survived by her son, M. Lynwood “Woody” Bishop, Jr (Rosalind) of West Palm Beach; grandsons, M. Lynwood Bishop III (Kori) of Atlanta and Taylor Ashmore Bishop (Lucia) of Palm Beach Gardens; and great grandsons Moye Lynwood IV, Oliver and Walter of Atlanta, and Benjamin of Palm Beach Gardens.


Graveside services areFriday December 3, 2021. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Clewiston Museum or the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation. The family invites all of Marianne's friends and family for a luncheon at the Clewiston Country Club immediately after the graveside. 

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12:30 pm
Friday, December 3, 2021
Ridgelawn Cemetery
520 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, Florida, United States
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