CHIQUITA DRUMMOND, surrounded by her loved ones, departed this life on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at her home in Melfa, Virginia. Chiquita always wanted to get married, so her heavenly Bridegroom received her into His loving arms early Sunday morning to be at peace with Him eternally.
Chiquita, affectionately called “Kita” as well as names that she renamed herself, “Chiquita Banana” and “Kita Mana,” was the beloved daughter of Milton and Margaret Drummond of Melfa, Virginia. Kita was born June 17, 1968 in Yonkers, New York. She began her primary education in the Westchester County Public School System in New York at the age of three; she continued her education in the Accomack County Public School System when her family returned to Virginia in 1973.
Kita loved the Lord, singing, and going to church. She received Christ as her Lord and Savior. Kita was a long-standing member of several churches that her mother Margaret played for: to include Burton’s Chapel, Snead’s Memorial, Grace, and thus she had several pastors. She loved the people and the people loved her. She became a member of Grace Mary Tabernacle Holiness Church, where she was baptized. Her favorite songs were: The Lord is Blessing Me Right Now, I Got It, I Got It The Holy Ghost Power, God Never Sent A Soldier to Battle Alone, and Open The Eyes of My Heart.
Kita was also employed at the Eastern Shore Community Service Board in Exmore, Virginia for about thirty years.
Kita enjoyed eating good food. She loved her family, dancing, and she loved celebrating birthdays. She always reminded others when a family member’s birthday was near and started celebrating early and was always prepared to give a gift. Kita enjoyed puzzles, bingo, bowling, and basketball. She was a joy to everyone she met.
Gary L. Ames, her brother, preceded her in death. Chiquita leaves to cherish her memory her mother and father, Milton and Margaret Drummond of Melfa, VA; sister, Tammy Satchell; brother-in-law, Craig; one niece, Cranae Satchell, all of Dover, DE; three nephews, Craig, Jr. and Camron Satchell, both of Kansas City, MO, and Gary (Summer) Ames of Suffolk, VA; two uncles, Sammy Drummond (Norma) of Orlando, FL and James Drummond of Selbyville, DE; one aunt, Betty Ann Drummond of Parksley, VA; three great-aunts, Daisy, Juanita, and Ruth; three great-nieces Tamera, Nevaeh, and Kamille; two great-nephews, Emory and Gabriel; four loving friends, Charlotte, Connie, Twiggy, and Willa Mae; a special sister, Daphne (Jeremy) Jacobs; and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.
Private funeral services for Miss Chiquita Drummond of Melfa, will be conducted Saturday at 10AM from the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Pastor Stephany Hanshaw officiating. Interment will be in the Burton’s Chapel Cemetery, Keller. Arrangements by the Cooper &; Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.
Services may be viewed virtually at www.cooperandhumbles.com.