It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected but peaceful passing of Peggy S. Drummond, 89, on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Peggy, the daughter of the late William and Louise Sands, was born in Purcellville, VA on May 11, 1927, and was a good friend to all. Peggy is a graduate of Episcopal High, a boarding school in Lawrenceville, VA. She is survived by her loving husband of over 71 years, Fred, son, Jerome, daughter-in-law, Kiwami, grandsons, Makani and Kahili, and many other relatives too numerous to name. Peggy retired from the Loudoun County Public School system after 27 years as a school secretary. She worked at the Douglas Elementary School in Leesburg, VA for 18 years and the next nine years at the Simpson Middle School in Leesburg. At both schools, she freely volunteered after school assisting students. For 50 years Peggy wrote a social column, entitled “Lines From Loudoun,” for the Loudoun Times-Mirror, and in 2004 received a Loudoun History Award from the Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission for recording and preserving Loudoun’s history. Peggy was an active member of Grace Annex United Methodist Church in Purcellville and frequent volunteer. Peggy also volunteered with the American Cancer Society, the Income Tax Program for the elderly, and with numerous other civic and charitable groups.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel,158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, at 1:00 pm at First Mt Olive Baptist Church, 216 Loudoun St, SW, Leesburg, VA. An interment will follow at the Mount Olive Cemetery, Lincoln, VA.

There will be a repast following the interment at First Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Leesburg, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Annex United Methodist Church, 441 S 12th St., Purcellville, VA 20132; Loudoun Education Foundation, Inc., 21000 Education Court Ashburn, VA 20148; or Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, P.O. Box 2184, Leesburg, VA 20177.

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