April 28, 1989 ~ December 18, 2021
Barbara ‘Machelle’ Fisher Bishop, age 32 of Carthage, ascended from Earth to open arms from Granny, Joe Bob, Hussey’s and family, on Saturday, December 18th at 6:40 am.
Machelle was a shining star and would light any room she entered with her loving, playful and caring nature. She loved to laugh, was an optimist at heart, added glitter and rainbows to everything and always found her peace with crashing waves and sand between her painted toes. Machelle was a people person with a soft spot for children of all ages, and had a special way of loving on the elderly and behaviorally challenged kids. Many folks knew through her through sales positions at the cell phone store in Carthage, and working with hearing aids at Beltone, or through her position at Sandhills Pediatrics, where she was known to help calm many anxious children down before their appointments with play and making paper airplanes. Machelle was creative, carried a hot glue gun in her purse and appreciated the country beauty of flowers, cardinals and hummingbirds she enjoyed from her porch. There’s no doubt that she is walking the streets of gold in her faith.
Anyone who knew Machelle heard about her 15 year old daughter, ‘Princess Keria’ Faith Brock, a sophomore at Union Pines, who loves theater and music with an affinity to the violin, who has had her mom around her little finger since the days she was born, and Nik Bishop her son who she was so very proud of the man he has become, who is in the Navy with Patrol Squadron one “Screaming Eagles”, stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Machelle and David Bishop were together for a decade, loved deeply and created lifetime experiences together.
Machelle was the daughter of Joe Bob Fisher (deceased, from Robbins) and Tammy Bowles Fisher of Asheboro. Grandparents Kester and Barbara Hussey “Granny” (deceased) Ashworth of Putnam, who raised, loved, and supported her as one of their children, Jasper Lincoln Bowles of Montgomery County (deceased) and Shelia Bowles Whitney of Albemarle. Machelle was ‘Sissy’ to Katlyn Scott with Levi Caviness, of High Falls and Hailey Scott of Robbins. Keith & Julia Davis of Troy, were loving aunts and uncles, with their children, Marshall and Emma, and Aunt Pam Fisher of Raleigh, who adored Machelle as she would a child of her own.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm at Community Friends Church, 3879 US-501, Carthage, NC 28327. Attendees are encouraged to wear sparkle, bright colors and pink to ensure the service is full of glitter and her playful personality. Unicorns and paper airplanes are also welcome :).
In lieu of flowers, a college and unforeseen life expense fund has been established for Keria Faith Brock. Contributions may be mailed to Keria Brock Fund, PO Box 1952, Carthage, NC 28327.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.
Condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com
Celebration of Life: January 7, 2021 5:30 pm
Community Friends Church
3879 Hwy 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327