ALBANY -- Patrick Stephen Bish, 32, of Leesburg, GA died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July19, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Brother John Townsend will officiate.

A native of Conneaut, Ohio Patrick had lived in Leesburg, GA for the past twelve years moving from, Worth County, GA, He was a construction worker with Reese Construction Company and was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Patrick was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Sanford and paternal grandmother, Shirley Bish.

Survivors include his mother, Peggy Bish of Leesburg, GA, father, Danny Bish, Sr. and wife, Rae of Tampa, FL, two brothers, Danny Bish, Jr. of Ohio and Luis Bish of Leesburg, GA, three sisters, Cortney Bish of Leesburg, GA, Dana Smith of Leesburg, GA and Angie Bish of Ohio, step-sister Regina Thomas of Florida, maternal grandmother, Kathleen Sanford of Ohio and paternal grandfather, Curtis Bish of Ohio, nephews, Dylan and Brayden Smith of Leesburg, GA, nieces, Riley Bish Regan Shepard of N. Kingsville, Ohio and his Mema Annie Ruth Chewning of Sylvester, GA.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 PM until service time at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring may make contributions to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews' website at

Mathews Funeral Home

Albany 229/435-5657


EllieL 3 years, 2 months ago

Bish Family,

Even though I have not seen Pat in years, I remember when he first moved here. He was such a funny guy always trying to make someone laugh, always joking. Mrs. Peggy & Mr. Danny you done a wonderful job raising him, he was such a pleasure to be around. When I got the message it was such a shock for him to be so young and now gone. I know I have not seen him in years, but I am glad God allowed us to meet, and become friends. I will be praying for you all. I pray he wraps his arms around you, and I pray God heals your hearts.


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