Greenville: Zelma Bishop Thigpen, age 81, died May 6, 2012 at her home.
Graveside funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, FL.
Donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to Gideons International, Capital City North Camp, PO Box 1245, Tallahassee, Florida
She was a lifelong resident of Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School. After graduation from Greenville High School she began working as a teller at the Florida National Bank at Madison. Later she transferred to the Bank of Greenville and was a vice-president at the time of her retirement in 1991. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Greenville and supported the Gideons International.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bert Thigpen and her parents, Walt and O’Dessa Bishop and brother, John Edwin “Bo” Bishop.
She is survived by two daughters, Tempy Johnson (Rudy) and Lydia Charlene “Sheen” Thigpen, two granddaughters, Brittany and Jessie Johnson all of Tallahassee. A sister, Lynnette Ray of Tallahassee, A sister-in-law, Ruth Bishop of Greenville, and many nieces, nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.
Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.