Alice Marie Kellam Cropper, beloved daughter of the late Albert Lee Kellam and Mary Hall, was born on September 27, 1943 in Onancock, Virginia. She was raised by the late Lena Kellam. Her earthly journey ended on May 20, 2020 at her residence in Parksley, Virginia, after a lengthy illness.
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Alice, affectionately known as “Granny” or “Mommy,” was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. She was a strong woman who loved her kids and grandkids. She also didn’t mind telling you what was on her mind; as the saying goes, what came up would definitely come out. She held down various jobs, including Holly Farms and the shirt factory in Parksley, Virginia.
On June 26, 1960, she married Albert Lee Cropper, their union was blessed with six children, Barbara, Calvin, Lillie, Denise, Cordoria, and Alesia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Darrell, and Kenneth Hall; and two grandchildren, Euchithea and Ka’Mauri Cuffee.
Alice leaves to cherish her memories: her husband of sixty years, Albert Cropper of Parksley, VA; six children, Barbara Satchell of Nelsonia, VA, Calvin (Erledina) Cropper of Prince George County, VA, Lillie Sample of Parksley, VA, Denise Roberts of Wilmington, DE, Cordoria (Barry) Cropper, and Alesia Crippen, both of Greenbush, VA; fifteen grandchildren, who she helped raise, Alex (Katiya) Cropper of Dover, DE, Calvin (Kerry) Cropper, Jr. of Chantilly, VA, Kevin (Latanya) Cropper of Withams, VA, Kentoya Sample of Mappsville, Sedric Dennis of New Church, VA, Keyone (Zyra) Cropper of Miami, FL, Tymeka Cropper of Wilmington,DE, Latia Cropper of Accomac, VA, Lamesha Cropper, Lakesha Cropper, both of Richmond, VA, Lakea Crippen, Lakenya Crippen, both of Chesapeake, VA, Leon Crippen of Greenbush, VA, and Terrance O’Bryan of MD; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Miller of Glassboro, NJ, Deborah Evans of Brooklyn, NY, and Vickie Kellam of DE; two brothers, Prentis (Betty) Evans of Onancock, VA and Robert Lee Hall of Glassboro, NJ; one sister-in-law, Barbara Hall of NC; two special ladies that were like daughters, Margaret Bowser and Clettie Burton; goddaughter, Kyelaija Kellam; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.