Melvin E. Drummond Jr.


Mr. Melvin Ellis Drummond Jr., 88, husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Day Drummond and a resident of Pungoteague, passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. A native of Craddockville, he was the son of the late Melvin E. Drummond Sr. and the late Dorothy Custis Drummond. He was an accountant for Turner Sculpture, a member of Pungoteague Community Church, and a U.S. Marine veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen Drummond Coulter, and her husband, Patrick, of Quinby; and a grandson, Derek Ellis Collins, and his wife, Kayla, of Bailey, N.C. In addition to his wife and parents, Melvin was predeceased by his brother, Vernon A. Drummond.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Pungoteague Community Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Bobby Parks officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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