Clara Marilyn Munford Bishop, 85, accomplished artist and ballroom dancer

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Clara Marilyn Munford Bishop
Clara Marilyn Munford Bishop

Clara Marilyn Munford Bishop, 85, passed on Friday, April 29, 2016, after a 17-year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Greensboro on January 6, 1931, to the late Matthew Borden Munford and Lola Delilah Luffman Munford.

Clara loved varied artistic styles and mediums and was an accomplished, extraordinary artist and painter of commissioned works. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer, model, published cook, world traveler with her husband, Walter Bishop, and a bridge player extraordinaire. She worked as an administrative assistant at doctors’ offices in various medical fields in New York state, North Carolina Legislative, IBM and IBM World Trade Center.

Wife, mother, loving grandmother, loyal friend and neighbor, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Allen Bishop; and sister, Juanita Munford Hamby.

She is survived by two children, David Allen Bishop and Seanne Bishop Harmon; and grandchildren, Aleece Clara Harmon, Tristan Bishop Harmon and Trent Bedford Harmon.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service Chapel, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. Inurnment followed in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, 17750 US-17, Hampstead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) or an Alzheimer’s organization of your choice.

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