Amy E. Bishop, 43

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PHIPPSBURG — Amy E. Bishop, 43, died unexpectedly on Feb. 17 at her home.

She was born in Changle, China, on Nov. 6, 1968, a daughter of Qiuyuan and Fengjin Li and was educated in the local schools. She graduated from Fujian Teachers University in China with her bachelor’s degree. She taught at Sajing Middle School as an English teacher before moving to the United States.

On Aug. 2, 2005, she married Jay Bishop and was united with her husband here in December 2006.

Bishop worked at Hannaford in Topsham as a cashier and taught Chinese to the children at Woolwich Central School. She was an active member of Small Point Baptist Church.

She loved spending time with her family, working in her rose garden, candies, reading, sitting at the beach, Bejeweled and playing Spades with her husband and his parents.

Bishop is survived by her husband, Jay, of Phippsburg; her parents of China; her daughter, Shuning “Ann” Chen of Phippsbug; stepdaughters, April Bishop of Laconia, N.H., and Tabitha Bishop of Bath; stepson, Paul Biship of Brunswick; sister, Aixian Li of China; brothers Xiankai Li and Xiandi Li, both of China; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Dian Bishop Sr., of Sebasco Estates; and six grandchildren, Mathis Crompton, Isis Skoby, Angelo Sawler, Olivia Bishop, Tyler Stewart and Darius Goulette.

Visiting hours were held Feb. 22 at David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home followed by funeral services on Feb. 23 at Small Point Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be  made to the Small Point Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

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