Betty Drummond Hall


Mrs. Betty Drummond Hall, 96, of Nassawadox and Machipongo, formerly a long-time resident of Cape Charles, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Elsie Bowen, Tuesday, Sept. l3, 2022, following a brief illness.
Charles Santa Hall was her beloved husband of 59 years and predeceased her in 2003. Betty was the daughter of Elsie Onley Drummond and Herman Forrest Drummond. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Herman Forrest Drummond Jr.; sister, Anna Drummond Lewis; and nephews; Arnold Lewis and Charles Drummond. Her loving husband, Charles, as well as her best friend and partner-in-crime, Winnie Scott, were waiting for her in heaven with open arms.
She is survived by her three daughters, Elsie Hall Bowen, Diane Hall Wilson (Bill), and Charlene Hall Brady (Edwin); and granddaughters, Sheila Bowen Wolfram (Bill), Anna Marie Holland (Richard), and Christine Santa Lea Brady. Also left to cherish her memory are great-grandchildren, Kailyn Marie Holland and Riley Richard Holland; nieces, Martha Drummond Dale (Les) and Debby Drummond; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Betty was affectionately known to family and friends as “The Queen of Cape Charles.” She could often be found cruising the streets of Cape Charles in her golf cart looking for a good yard sale, a party, or a friend to chat with. She always wanted to be where the action was! Betty loved an adventure and enjoyed elephant and camel rides in her later years. One day while eating in Hardees, she noticed a helicopter flying in the area. She quickly drove to the landing pad and without hesitation asked for a ride. Shortly thereafter she was riding in the sky, which she greatly enjoyed. Her biggest claim to fame was catching a world record 111-pound black drum in 1973. She still holds the women’s record.
Betty was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Cape Charles and sang in the choir with her beautiful soprano voice for many years. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Exmore Women of the Moose, Eastern Star, and was a former member of the Cape Charles Planning Commission. Some of her greatest joys were her “gossip group,” penny canasta, church activities, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
The family is grateful for the loving care she received from Dr. Lloyd J. Kellam and Dr. David Jones over the years.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Trinity United Methodist social hall in Cape Charles. Please come share your memories and join the family for refreshments.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.foxfuneralh

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