Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Zilpha Drake Pope

October 10, 1931June 24, 2020

Zilpha Drake Pope passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 88 years old. Zilpha was born in Houston, Texas on October 10, 1931 to the late Floyd and Ladonia Drake. During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, Zilpha and her parents moved east seeking employment and settled in Norfolk, Virginia. Zilpha graduated from Maury High School and retired from the City of Norfolk after having served as an administrative specialist. Left to treasure her memory is daughter Patricia Bellin and her husband Richard Bellin, Grandson Charlie Beasley and his wife Priscilla, and her loving cousin Betty Lou Malone of Massena NY. A funeral service will be held at 4pm, Saturday, June 27, 2020 with a visitation one hour prior at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.


  • Patricia Bellin and her husband Richard, Daughter
  • Charlie Beasley and his wife Priscilla, Grandson
  • Betty Lou Malone, Loving Cousin


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Zilpha Drake Pope

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Bill Lynn Robbins

June 26, 2020

“Z” and her mom were our neighbors for a short time. “Z” was such a nice lady and a wonderful neighbor. Rest In Peace .......

Lynn Leonard

June 25, 2020

Patricia, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Zilpha. She was the sweetest person. My Mother, Peggy White, and Zilpha were such good friends for many years..I know they are reunited now in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family.