Florence Kelley Droll

December 19, 1937 - July 13, 2013

12/19/1937 - 07/13/2013

Virginia Beach – Florence Kelley “Flo” Droll, 75, died peacefully Saturday, July 13, 2013. Born in Salisbury, MD to the late Anne and Durwood Kelley. Wife of the late Albert Clinton Droll. Flo graduated Wicomico Sr. High and attended Salisbury State University. Always productive, she worked for the Maryland State Legislature, pursued a career in the legal profession and, with our father, Al, started our family business, Droll’s Xpress, in 1999.

Flo loved her family and enjoyed all games that involved the kids and grandkids. Poker, cards, board games, bridge were some favorites. She sang and played the piano for many years and also enjoyed reading and genealogy. She loved good art work, the beach, lighthouses and travel. Her creativity and generosity were second to none.

Fondly known as Flo-B, Flo, Mum-Mum and Mumsie, she is survived by four children, Kelley Droll Hicks, Scottye Droll Zember, Clinton Jay Droll and his wife Wendy Droll and Gibbons Brittingham Droll; grandchildren, Will Minor, Elton Minor wife Mandy, Johnie Zember, Tyler Zember, Joseph Droll, Jackson Droll, Celia Hicks and Conley Hicks. She has a beautiful great-grandson, Logan Minor. She is also survived by a sister, JoAnne Bowers of Charlotte, married to William Bowers and their two children, Kelley Ann and Bill; a first cousin, Linda Morris; a nephew, Davis G. Droll, III; and brother-in law, Wayne Droll of Annapolis, MD. Her brother, Jay Kelley predeceased her over 20 years ago.

For a life very well lived, we invite you to share in a celebration of her life on Friday, July 19th from 5 –7 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach. Memorial contributions can be made to the Union Mission of Norfolk, VA. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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RON JACKSON
7 years ago

A FINE LADY WHO WILL BE MISSED BY ALL!!!

Troy Hodgdon
7 years ago

A wonderful woman from a great family. She will be missed.

Lila Williams
7 years ago

Condolences to the Droll family. I worked with Flo at Rubbermaid for years; an icon who will be fondly remembered. May God give peace and comfort to your family.

Chuck Streit
7 years ago

Condolences to the Droll family. Your mom was a fine lady and loved by so many. The Rubbermaid family has lost a dear and close friend.

George and Eileen Morris
7 years ago

Dear Droll Family: I know this is a very sad time for all of you. Also for all the Morris Family. Your Mom was one of the best person I have known. Regardless of any situation, she could always see something good about it. I know that no one knew what she has gone through these last years. I would call and she sounded upbeat. Then I would get a call from my sister, Dot, and get a different story as they would talk sometimes three times in one day. Dot realized she was in more pain than Flo would let you know. We feel very sorry for the loss to your family and we . We would like to keep in touch with all of you.

Larry Matheson
7 years ago

Dear Scottye,

Deepest sympathy and best wishes, from one of your many work buddies up here in Washington DC.

–Larry

Susan Mitchell
7 years ago

Dear Scottye, Kelley, Clint, & family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bonnie Hyland
7 years ago

Dear Scottye, Kelly, Clint, Gibby, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom, and Grandmother, was such an amazing person and she has touched so many lives, including mine! I have such fond memories of her during our college days and beyond, Scottye, and I am so thankful for the most blessed and cherished visit last year. If you had a problem, Mama Flo always had upbeat, wise an insightful advice, not to mention keeping you in stitches as she delivered the, sometimes, not so pretty truth. What a gift she was and I know you will all miss her so very much. Blessings of peace to you all as you celebrate her life. May you find comfort in knowing that she fought the great fight, she has won the battle, and is now reaping the rewards, as she rests in beautiful peace, in the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father. I’m sure your wonderful Dad is happy to see her and was there to welcome her home! My love and prayers are with you all!

Mary Ann Myers
7 years ago

Hi Scottye and Kelley…so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I met her several times exchanging closing packages when she was a paralegal at the law firm by Newtown Road. She was a sweet lady and so smart. All my love and prayers to you and your family.

Colleen
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your Loss I know Big Al and Momma Flo are together again. She was one of the finest women I have ever met. You all share her qualities! May God comfort and strengthen you all. God Bless.

Colleen

KayWindsor
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. Kay

Diane Ducote
7 years ago

I have many fond memories of talking to your mom on the phone. We were both from the same area in Maryland, so we enjoyed talking about things on the Shore! My heart aches for you in this terrible loss. I know there are dark days ahead, but know that the time will come when you will get great comfort from your memories.

Michelle Lanyi
7 years ago

I have worked with Flo for years and have always enjoyed her laughter and sense of humor. My thoughts are prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Jeffrey Flax
7 years ago

I worked with Flo for many years in my law office. She was loved by all of us here and appreciated by the clients with whom she so closely worked. She became much more than an employee but a dear friend and confidant over the years and on whose advise I often relied. Her great legacy is her loving family. I will miss her .

Barbara Whitacre
7 years ago

I worked with your Mom for many years at Rubbermaid. There will never be another Flo.

God Bless your family,

Barbara Whitacre

Bill Bowers
7 years ago

I’m sorry that Aunt Flo has passed away. I have many great memories of her and Uncle Al and my cousins. All the thanksgivings and beach trips, Flo always doing things to make me laugh, playing games and cards. It was a great experience to be around Flo and Al.

David Rotundo
7 years ago

I’m sorry to hear of Flo’s passing. I would want her to know that she has raised and nurtured an incredible family. Their love and family values has touched me for many years. And her legacy will reach out for many more generations. Thank you Flo for the time spent and the children you raised. I look forward to us seeing each other soon on the other side. Love Dave

Maureen Gallagher
7 years ago

Kelley, Scottye & Clint, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother. Please know I will be keeping you all in my prayers.

JoAnne Kelley Bowers
7 years ago

Know that you have been the best sister in the world. You will always be in my heart. We are so glad we got to spend last Saturday with you. Love, love, love Bill & JoAnne sister

Tina Spanos/Karen Polej
7 years ago

Mutual condolences to our dear friends Scottye and Kelley, and the rest of your family. How proud Flo must be of her children and extended family who’ve not left her side. Now Flo and Al can sit back together to watch their family live and give as they did. ml xoxo to you all

Michelle Ellers
7 years ago

My Condolences to your family, Flo was a wonderful woman, and a joy to speak with. My prayers are with you.

Christina Roach
7 years ago

My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. I had the greatest pleasure in working for Flo and her wonderful family! By far some of the best people you could ever meet. Flo always made me feel

that everything I did was important. And to Scottye my pal…big hugs to you!

Bushka Vidal
7 years ago

My Love, Heart and Prayers are with All of You…So blessed to have Seen how Flo’s Smile could light up a room…I Love You all and She will be missed dearly…All My Aloha, Bushka…

jo ann capps
7 years ago

My prayers and love are with you all. Love Jo Ann

Anna Palmateer
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Very sorry for your loss. Love you all!

Thomas W. Dunbar
7 years ago

My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

Bonnie J Shepherd
7 years ago

Oh you guys, I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a hard time for you. Been there 2x last month. You are in my prayers. Hope to see you friday.

Mary Jackson
7 years ago

On Behalf of Stonewall Title & Escrow, the family of Flo Droll has our sincerest condolences.

Deborah Albero
7 years ago

Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of a great lady. I am so sorry to read this. I initially got to know Flo back when she worked for the law firm, then later, had the privilege of working with the rest of this wonderful family. My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time. Wish I could be there for the celebration of her life.

Kelly Edelblute
7 years ago

Scottye and Kelley, We are both so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Eldridge and Kelly Edelblute

Jeanne S Lauer
7 years ago

Scottye-

My condolences on your loss. Please let me know if I can help in any way during this difficult time.

Jeanne

Shannon Delafosse
7 years ago

She was a great woman who raised a wonderful family. She will be greatly missed.

Eileen Cushwa Simpson
7 years ago

So sorry for the family’s loss. I worked with Flo at Rubbermaid, and just loved her. We had such fun times. God Bless you in your time of sorrow, and celebration of her life. Am sure she would have wanted to party!

Joan C. Keech
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about Flo, she was a very kind person.

Aida
7 years ago

There is no one like a mother. She is special in so many ways. Flo was always so sweet and always helpful when I had accounting questions back in the day. So sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences.

Nikki Mullins
7 years ago

To Scottye, Rick, and the rest of the “Droll’s Express” family, I want to send my deepest sympathies and condolences. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. If there is anything myself or anyone else at Bankers Title can do during this time, don’t hesitate to ask. Always remember the good times and cherish the memories you had with her. Sincerely, Nikki Mullins @ Bankers Title

angie rodriguez
7 years ago

To the family: I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the happy memories shared among family and friends. And may you find peace through God’s sure promise to end sorrow, pain, and death. Rev. 21:4 & Ps. 145:16 Please know my sympathies are with you during this di fficult time.

kelley droll hicks
7 years ago

What a gift to have had you as my Mother. I know you’re where you’ve wanted to be ever since Dad entered through the gates. Thank you for being the best woman I’ve ever known. Thank you for the love of my children your special “mixed blessings”. Thank you for all the music, the jokes, the games, the imagination, the discussions, the history of our family, the devotion to Dad and to us. I can only pray that you are experiencing the outpouring of love and respect coming your way now. I love you Mamacita. “Angie”

Maxine Wells & Bud Nelson
7 years ago

Wicomico Senior High School class of 1955 & 54 sends it’s condolences and prayers to the family of Flo.

She was so lovely and loved by all who knew her.

Tom Lewis
7 years ago

WORKED WITH FLO @ RUBERMAID IN WINCHESTER,VA SHE ALWAYS CALLED ME IN MAY AS WE CELEBRATED THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING. SHE WAS A SHINING LIGHT TOO MANY OVER THE YEARS AND I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED BY THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU AS YOU CELEBRATE HER LIFE. I CAN NOT BE THERE IN THE FLESH BUT WILL BE IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE THAT THIS LADY SHARED WITH THE WORLD. R. I. P. FLO AS YOU JOIN THE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN!

Mary Long
7 years ago

Your family has lost a vibrant and colorful member and my heart breaks for you. She will be remembered fondly.