James Bishop

Sunrise 19th April, 1935 –Sunset 11th April, 2022

BISHOP – JAMES HENDERSON, of the United Kingdom and formerly of Black Rock, St. Michael.
Son of the late Mabel Bishop. Father of Jean and Adrian Bishop (UK). Grandfather of Latoya, Stephanie, Neisha, Aaron, Leon, Tiana and Leesha. Great Grandfather of Kaylan, Nevaeh, Savannah and Kayden. Brother of the late Isabel, Carol, Sheila, Monica and Winfield. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Relative of Jeanette Rawlins (USA) and the late Michael Walcott (Barbados). Friend of Sir Rannie and many others in the UK and USA.
A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of James Henderson Bishop will be held on Monday, May 09, 2022 at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 11:00 a.m. Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home no later than 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Kindly note that all COVID-19 protocols will be in effect.

The family invites you to view the live streaming of the service; to view, please click here.

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May 09 2022


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 09 2022
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens


Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens
Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, Barbados

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Latoya Bishop Latoya Bishop wrote on May 9, 2022 at 3:11 pm
Grandad, what can I say? How can I sum up decades of great memories and feelings in such a short space?

You were more like a father to me than a grandfather- always there when needed even as an adult. When your mind was unfairly taken gradually with Alzheimer’s it was so hard and upsetting to watch. Grandad, you were a fantastic role model who could always be relied on 100%- no matter what the issue was.

I just hope that you are at peace now, continuing to live life up above more comfortably and fulfilling. Kaylan and Nevaeh will never forget the wonderful great- grandad that you were either and your name will forever live on in Kaylan James.

Grandad I will always miss and love you, they say that time is a healer and my only comfort is knowing that you are finally at peace and no longer suffering. Heaven has gained a true legend x
Sharon Burke Sharon Burke wrote on May 9, 2022 at 3:07 pm
Deepest condolences to my Dear friend Jeanie and family.
Keep strong my friend.
I know that "gap" can never be filled, so just keep those beautiful memories alive.
You have done well.
Rest in Eternal Peace "Daddy B".
Amanda Bishop Amanda Bishop wrote on May 9, 2022 at 1:57 pm
To Jean and family sorry for your loss
Rest in peace James
Stephanie Bishop Stephanie Bishop wrote on May 9, 2022 at 1:34 pm
Words cannot describe the legend that we lost on the 11th April 2022. There was nobody like you - when Mum said no that translated to yes. I know you’re back where you want to be in sunny Barbados and don’t worry, I will be watching over Mum
Our daily walks to and from primary school and when I got older and you weren’t ready to let me go so you would come and collect my backpack and take it home for me. I was lucky to be one of those children who always had someone watching them in an assembly - even if I had one line you’d be there front row cheering me on. I remember when I told you that nobody wanted to be my friend and you told me that you will always be mine. That has always been the case as no matter how old I got I could always turn to you. Even when you no longer recognised me I knew deep down you had my back when I told you what was going on.

You were so proud to say you worked for Transport for London on the buses and I remember all of our trips to the bus garages or taking the tube just to explore London. You introduced me to the transport industry and made sure I understood not only this is where the Bishop’s UK story began but that I acknowledged the contribution we have made as Caribbean people. I began my transport career with TfL as well and nearly nine years later I am proud to still be part of the industry. Like you would say no matter what version of events society will tell us I am a transport grandchild and nothing will change the part we have played. I proudly share with people why the industry holds such an important place in my heart as I carry the torch for my grandad.
John Taylor John Taylor wrote on May 9, 2022 at 1:01 pm
Rip Mr Bishop you had a blessed and beautiful send-off love ❤️ and condolences Jean, Lotoya, Steph Adrian and the rest of family ❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾
Shirley Blake Shirley Blake wrote on May 9, 2022 at 10:54 am
My sincere Condolences to my niece Jean, Adrian, grandkids and great-grands. and the Bishop family here and abroad...James will be sadly miss by all...

May God give ya'all strength at this difficult time...RIP James
Uplands Care Home Uplands Care Home wrote on May 9, 2022 at 9:23 am
We are so saddened on James' passing and we do hope that the relatives were surrounded and gathered in this trying time. Please accept our deepest condolences on behalf of Uplands Care Home.
Sonia Downes Sonia Downes wrote on May 9, 2022 at 9:13 am
Sorry we could not be there to celebrate your home going Uncle James, as you are the last of my mother's siblings to depart this earth. May you rest in peace

Sonia / Nichole / Rhonda / Rose
Muhammad Al-khalil Muhammad Al-khalil wrote on May 7, 2022 at 9:35 am
Life at times seems like it shall never end, then reality shatters our dreams, because that is what life is, reality, not a dream. Dad, because this man who is no more with us was my dad, from 1965 until his death. Mr. Bishop was an original son of Barbados, but somehow, he was able to live above that subservient attitude that has held back so many of the beautiful people of this island. From the day l knew this very complex man, he always worked for what he wanted, in the severe winters of the sixties in the UK he never shirked his responsibility of providing food and shelter for all of us. James did what many never did, he lived his life to the full, was crazy about his children, especially his daughter my dear sister Jean, who carries his mother's name, Adrian my brother, what can one say, we boy's are meant to belong to our mother's but you know your father loved you. However, most boys ask their mother five times before they ask their father once, it's a man thing, which is why you have made a success of your life so far my young brother, ever more than l have done, that strength of character was your father's gift to you, so be dignified in the remembrance of your dad. No human being is perfect, but what we as African descendants never do is to speak ill of the departed, only GOD knows what we as a people have endured, yet we continue to stand, we continue to live until we are no more. Thank you, James, for caring for me as a child, your kindness overpowered your moments of weakness, and l have long understood it was not always easy for you. I hope you found the strength to forgive my mother for her shortcomings and the hurt you caused each other. I know my father would approve of me sharing my love with you both, after all in Africa we learnt one of many important facts, "It takes a village to raise a child." Thank you for helping to raise me, May peace be your reward, farewell dad, travel safely. Love smithy, your nickname for me.
Angel Miller Angel Miller wrote on May 7, 2022 at 1:34 am
Dear Jean
The Charlemagne family sends their condolences to you and yours.
May your beloved father RIEP
Leasley Lovell Leasley Lovell wrote on May 6, 2022 at 1:51 pm
My sincere condolences to Jean, Adrian and all your family. Your Dad was truly a wonderful man. I was bless too have had him as part of my life. May he rest in eternal peace as his work is done here on earth.🙏
Ingrid Hall Ingrid Hall wrote on May 6, 2022 at 7:33 am
My deepest condolences 💐 to Jean and the Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all... may he rest in eternal peace
roger roger wrote on May 6, 2022 at 6:11 am
May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace Love And Blessings
Roger And Family XxX
Jean Bishop Jean Bishop wrote on May 5, 2022 at 1:43 pm
My wonderful father has departed this earth you were truly the best father in the world, and I know in my heart one day I will dance with my father again.
You have left me with so many wonderful memories may you always RIEP.
Love you always my wonderful, God sent father your loving daughter Jean xxx
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