Elizabeth Drum Love

November 7, 1920December 4, 2012

Elizabeth (Libby) Drum Love, age 92, passed away on December 4, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA.  Libby was a “people person” who never knew a stranger.  She was equally at ease with people from all walks of life: the little boy down the block, a U. S. senator or two (political science was a main interest of hers), even two Supreme Court justices.  With considerable charm and wit, she made a lasting impression on everyone she met, even though she stood barely five feet tall.  Libby was born on November 7, 1920, in Evanston, IL, to Alice and Stuart Drum.  She was raised in the village of Glencoe, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago.  After graduating from New Trier High School in Winnetka, she attended Northwestern University and Wheelock College.  She moved to Atlanta in 1943 as one of Delta Airlines’ first stewardesses, eventually becoming a Chief Stewardess. She retired from Delta in 1951 to co-found Atlanta’s first temporary agency, “Temporary Talent.”  She met her future husband, Frank Love, Jr., on the 4th of July, 1953.  They were engaged on Labor Day, married the following Memorial Day, 1954, and spent 58 wonderful years together.  Following her business career, marriage, and birth of her children, she became a dedicated “professional volunteer” for many civic and nonprofit organizations:  the Atlanta Voters Guild (a founder, President, VP, and board member), Georgia Legislative Forum (VP and President), Georgia Easter Seals (State Board member), Atlanta Ballet Guild, Delta Clipped Wings Club (founder, President, VP and Board Member), and the Rabun Gap Nacoochee School Board of Visitors.  She also served as PTA president and Girl Scout leader, as well as helping raise funds for a number of causes; but her most cherished roles were those of wife, mother, and grandmother.  Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Love Jernigan (Dr. Ben W. Jernigan Jr.), and their two children, Elizabeth “Lizzy” and Ben III, of Atlanta; a son, Frank “Chip” Love, III, (Amrita) and their two sons, Shivi and Neal, of Fairfax, VA; her sister, Rosemary Drum Lewis of Dahlonega and sister-in-law Elaine Drum Vandemann; a niece, Nancy Lewis Denham; and six nephews, Ken, Scott, and Jeff Lewis, and Jim, Dave and Steve Drum.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Stuart Drum of Bellbrook, Ohio. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 1:00 pm, at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 3110 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., in Atlanta.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.     


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Cindy Jernigan

January 14, 2013

Thanks to you all for your kind words, prayers and support. We miss mom so much - but are so thankful for her 92 VERY full years. Her love and our memories keep her very much alive in our hearts. With heartfelt gratitude, Cindy Love Jernigan

December 22, 2012

Cindy and family - I'm so sorry I missed Libby's service. She was quite a gal and I so enjoyed her every time we had a chance to visit. I know you will all miss her immensely, but lucky to have had so many years with such a bright light. Love, Marcy

Jim Drum

December 13, 2012

Aunt Libby is truly one of a kind. The least time I saw her she pulled a tattered piece of paper with college address on it out of her purse. How many aunts would carry that around for years and years. Family meant so much to her. I will miss her energy and remember her always.
Jim Drum

Nanci Drum

December 13, 2012

Although I only had the privilege of meeting Aunt Libby one time, she is a person who made quite an impression on me. Her sense of humor was huge and I loved the strength of her personality and character. We traded many Christmas cards over the years and I looked forward to her newsy updates. I am sure she will be missed by all who knew her. My heartfelt sympathy to all your family.
Nanci Drum (Jim's wife)

Jo Ponzillo

December 12, 2012

Libby, you were a wonderful example of how a person should live their life. You will be missed.

Ann D'Agostino

December 10, 2012

The Delta Clipped Wings group will sorely miss you, Libby. You were one of our founders and you were instrumental in what and who the organization is today.

Hannah Mays

December 9, 2012

We will all miss her smile and humor and are richer for having known her. Delta Clipped Wings had a special relationship and we are proud of our dear Libby.

Melissa Fleming

December 9, 2012

From a fellow flight attendant family member, may God be with your entire family. All of our lives impact and touch others in a great way. May we always keep the candle burning.

Tonya Samples Kvapil

December 8, 2012

As Libby's hair dresser of the past 23 years, I was always entertained with her amazing stories. Libby was an amazing and incredibly interesting lady. She will certainly be missed.

December 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Aunt Libby.
You enriched my life. When I was in 3rd grade, you took Kenny and me out of school one day, to see Moby Dick at the Fox Theatre. I can still see that huge white whale thrashing around on that big screen, that was the best thing that happened to me that entire year. Nobody else would have taken a kid out of school for an outing like that.
Without you we never would have had those wonderful vacations at St. Simons Island.

Your nephew,