Carol Bishop Rivenbark
1942 - 2019
BORN
1942
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown
404 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
RIVENBARK,
CAROL BISHOP
Carol Bishop Rivenbark, age 76 of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. She was born September 16, 1942 in Lake City, FL to James Duval and Mildred Ellis Bishop.
She graduated from Florida State University in 1963. She was a nurse at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, where she met her husband. Carol was a nurse for 55 years. She was a member of first Baptist church of Gainesville.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walter 'Buddy' Rivenbark III; children, Amy Chin (Ian), Walter Rivenbark IV (Camila), David Rivenbark and Chris Rivenbark; six grandchildren, Cole, Colin, Luke, Aidan, Jake and Alyssa with one on the way Weiland due in May.
She was known as the rock of her family, was the proud mother of her 4 kids and a friend to many in her 20+ year career at the Village taking care and serving others as a nurse.
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace, NC. For those who wish, donation may be made to Alachua County Humane Society, 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609. Please visit her memorial page at
www.williamsthomas
funeralhome.com.
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Published by Gainesville Sun from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2019.
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Carol was a co-worker at The Village. She was a kind soul who loved her family dearly. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to her family.
Angela Carter
Coworker
January 7, 2019
I always thought so much of you Carol.
Didn't see you very many times in Wallace, NC
at the Rivenbark reunions but always have admired you and Buddy. I am the youngest cousin of Buddy's on his daddy's side. Sandy Rivenbark Rackley, daughter of Edsel and Irene.
Sandy Rackley
January 5, 2019
Carol, You were the best co-worker ever! Always a smile on your face (even when you were not feeling well). You truly were the "Nurse's Nurse" - the nurse a nurse wants taking care of them. Thank You for your guidance and friendship. I know you have your wings and are at peace. I will see you again. Love you and miss you!
Karen
Karen Rybak
January 5, 2019
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