Maude Ethel “Sugar” McConico

Sunrise: June 1, 1939

Sunset: July 2, 2019

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 God dispatched His Angels to the home of Maude Ethel “Sugar” McConico to let her know that her work on Earth was Well Done and she could enter her Heavenly home.

Maude Ethel was born on June 1, 1939 was a proud servant of the Lord where she diligently served as an active member of New Hope Church of God in Christ in Norfolk, Virginia as an Usher until she became ill.  She was educated in Norfolk and Chesapeake Public School Systems.

Sugar held many titles in the workforce. Earlier in life, she was a Presser for Albano Cleaners, a Childcare Provider for Norfolk Social Services and later to find her passion as a Family Caretaker and Proud Nanny until retirement.  Her work allowed her to raise generations of families with the tender love and care that she provided to everyone she met.  Ethel loved everyone and did not meet a stranger.  Cooking and feeding others were her Joy.  She believed in bringing family together through a good hot meal.  Her fired chicken and chocolate candy were the best in the world.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Willie and Thomas Drumgold and her son Eugene Vernon Hunt, Jr.

Ethel leaves to cherish in her memories: three daughters: Rita C. Gray, Dr. Gale R. Peterson and Phyllis L. Watts: three brothers: Paul Drumgold, Bernard Ensley and Linwood Hall; three sisters: Geraldine Drumgold Coleman, Cynthia Wheeler (Danny) and Belinda Ensley; two nephews: Paul Moore and Wille Drumgold, Jr; five grandson: Damon McConico, Jamaal Gray, Jabari Gray, Rolando Petit and Carl Allen, Jr.; three granddaughters: Ny’Keeta Watts, Ny’Kima Wright and Tara Peterson; five great grandsons: Hasani, Jamaal, Jacari, Jayceon and Amari; seven great granddaughters: Ny’Quazha, Nomble’, Zania, In’am, Isabella, Gianna and Leilani; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews extended family, friends and man who’s life she touched in a special way.

Viewing Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:00am New Hope COGIC 3232 Brest Avenue Norfolk, VA 23509 Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Lamont aka"Rik" Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved ethel. She grew up in the “Mill”. Great family, friend. She is sorely missed.

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    Dorothy Moore-Ridley says

    My condolences to the family; our family know so well. Ethel will truly be missed in every heart and soul she touched. May God keep all of you in his hands.

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    Aunt Mary Porter & Cousin Valeria C Porter says

    We were deeply saddened by the news of Ethel’s passing. It’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow now, but as you look back in the days ahead, may loving memories comfort you. You have our heartfelt condolences.

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    The Entire Jones Family, Boston, Ma. says

    Forever rest in peace, Ethel, I know we’ve lost another one.
    I hope my.love will follow you.


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    Kenny Kelly n family says

    My prayers n condolences goes out to the family may peace and comfort you all.

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    Archie Hill and the Hill family says

    Our sincerest condolences goes out to your family. She was a great mentor, role-model, and friend. She will be sorely missed.

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