Lila Dovie “Miss Lila” Holden Bishop, 72, of Mills River passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at The Lodge at Mills River.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Lila was a daughter of the late Albert Franklin and Lila Ruth McLain Holden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ray Bishop; son, Carl A. Bishop, Jr.; daughter, Doris A. Dillin; and brother, Franklin L. Holden.
Lila graduated from Mills River High School and attended one year of college. She was a long-time custodian and bus driver at Mills River Elementary School and a member of Mills River Presbyterian Church.
Lila is survived by her friend and companion of ten years, Bill Stepp; sister, Elizabeth Miller; son, Thomas Bishop; grandchildren, Shawnte Grooms, Tristan Bishop, Thomas Dillin and Shannon Dillin; three nieces, Annette Gould, Christa Plemmons and Ann Labelle; and one nephew, Bill Holden.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mills River Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Randall Boggs. A reception will follow at the church.