Ann Bishop

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ann Scott Burkhalter Bishop, a resident of Los Angeles, Calif., and a former resident of Mt. Hermon, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. She was the daughter of Kermit and Dorothy Mae Burkhalter.

Ann had a very fulfilling life. She graduated school at Vernon High School. She was raised at Crystal Springs A.M.E. Church in Mt. Hermon. She moved to Los Angeles with her mother in 1969, where she remained until her passing. She married Isaac Bishop who was the love of her life. Together, they served faithfully at Our Nation Baptist Church. Ann was a deaconess, sang in the choir and was known for her sweet potato pies. She served the Lord in any capacity that she could.

Ann leaves to cherish her memory: nieces, Kamila Burkhalter, Kimberly Burkhalter, Kelly Burkhalter, Kendra Burkhalter, Patrice Crain, Dueoan Magee, Mignon Burkhalter, Andrea Burkhalter, Maria Martin, Jessica Burkhalter, Tameka Burkhalter, Ashantia Burkhalter, Sandra Duncan, Barbara Chandler, and Brenda Frierson; nephews, Christopher Burkhalter, Kenric Burkhalter and Litdell Burkhalter Jr.; one brother-in-law, Brisco Crain; two sisters-in-law, Napoleon Burkhalter and Carolyn Burkhalter; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Bishop; parents, Kermit and Dorothy Mae Burkhalter; sister, Neva Mae Crain; and brothers, Roy Burkhalter, Kermit Burkhalter Jr., Lavern Burkhalter and Litdell Burkhalter.

The visitation will be 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Crystal Springs A.M.E. Church in Mt. Hermon. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Terrence August, officiating, and the Rev. Larry Whitley, pastor. The interment will be held in Crystal Springs Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at