Drucilla Powell

4 Condolences

4 Condolences

  1. George, Doug, Perry, Genie, Ian, Harrison and, Sissy,

    Words can’t express how sorry I am to hear of Dru’s passing. She was one of a kind and I loved her. We shared many good times together at TCC, Chesapeake Campus and on the phone. She was 11 years older than me, so she was kind of a mentor. I always listened to her advice. She was a wise woman in many ways. She talked me into trying contact lenses about 35 years ago and I have always been thankful for that. I don’t know how many years we shared the same office, but those were the good ole days, as they say. I really missed her when she left Chesapeake Campus and went to Norfolk.

    She always helped me with my taxes and for years we would always have a phone conversation on April 14 or 15. Back in the day, we both lamented over the fact that we both were always driving to the Norfolk post office near midnight on April 15 every year. This drove my husband crazy.

    Dru always had lots of stories and she made me laugh. She laughed at her own stories and I enjoyed that so much. I could call her any time and we would talk for an hour. While waiting to be a grandmother, Dru showed up at every baby shower that was given for my grandchildren (I think that was 4). It meant a lot to me. And she was so happy to be a grandmother herself. She loved her family dearly and Ian and Harrison meant so much to her.

    I will miss her greatly. Please know that you are all in my thoughts.


  2. Sincere condolences to the Powell family. Dru was my accounting instructor many, many years ago but I can still remember her friendliness, her caring, her professionalism and her patience. She was always willing and ready to help her students who needed help. We, at the Chesapeake Campus, missed her presence when she was moved to Norfolk. Rest in peace dear Dru. You may be gone but certainly not forgotten.

  3. I was so sorry to read of Dru’s passing. Dru and I had offices near each other and taught classes on the same night at TCC Chesapeake. We would chat before and after classes. Always friendly and positive, I really enjoyed our conversations. Since I was a new faculty member in comparison to Dru’s years of service, I respected her sage perspective on matters. I was very sorry when she transferred to the Norfolk campus and our encounters were less frequent. I send my thoughts and prayers to her family in this time of sorrow.

  4. I was sorry to hear about Dru. For a long time, her office was next door to mine, on the Chesapeake Campus. I can’t remember the sequence or the reason, but Jeannie left my office and moved one door down to Dru’s, while Ives took Jeannie’s spot.

    In the earliest part of her career, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service, as did my Pop, and we had laughs about that organization.

    When Dru was at the Norfolk Campus, I took a computer class from her. She had had throat surgery and used a microphone to conduct class. She was very patient with us students and made the information easy to understand.

    Dru was a trooper and had more time in service than most TCC folks.

    My condolences to the family.


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