Abigail Rule Metzger

November 19, 1998 - September 23, 2022
Abigail Rule Metzger

Gifts & Memorial Donations

Abigail Rule Metzger, of Richmond, Virginia, died unexpectedly Friday, September 23, 2022 of
natural causes. Born on November 19, 1998, in Williamsburg, Virginia, she was the beloved
daughter of Ronald and Frances Metzger.

Abby highly valued the importance of education as a pathway to future success. A distinguished
2017 graduate of Jamestown High School, Abby attended Virginia Tech, where she earned a
BS degree in Biochemistry in 2021 and served as the president of the pre-pharmacy club. She
was in her second year of the PharmD program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of
Pharmacy, intent on becoming a community pharmacist specializing in cardiology. Abby was an
active member of Kappa Epsilon professional pharmacy fraternity and many other

She is survived by her parents, Ronald and Frances (Norton) Metzger, of Williamsburg, VA;
brothers Ronald and Matthew, and fiancé Caden Darber. Survivors also include her
grandparents, Ronald and Marilyn Metzger, Aunts Perry Norton and Jill Metzger,
Uncles Jeff Norton, Steve Norton and Jim Salvito, and cousins Robert and Jack Wheeling.

Abby’s vivacious spirit and irrepressible joyfulness were boundless. She packed a lot of living
into each day: pre-dawn gym workouts, a rigorous class schedule, active engagement in VCU
“Pharmily” life, aiding and supporting friends, and diligent attention to her studies. Abby was
very involved in VCU’s APhA-ASP (American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student
Pharmacists) and served as their Operation Heart Chair.  She was also heavily involved in the
upcoming Richmond AHA (American Heart Association) Heart Walk that will occur on October
22. For Abby, life was not a spectator sport, and the many examples of how she chose to live
each day will continue to provide strength and inspiration to all who knew her. She made a

Visitation will be at Bucktrout Funeral Home on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 3:00 to 5:00
pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Williamsburg Community Chapel on Sunday,
October 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. The Celebration of Life will be livestreamed at www.wcchapel.org/metzger 

Memorials in honor of Abby can be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org, or to the Abby
Metzger Academic Excellence Award, which has been established by the VCU School of
Pharmacy and will be awarded annually at Commencement to the graduating student(s) with
the highest GPA. Donations to this fund can be made at www.go.vcu.edu/Abby





Memorial Service

Sunday, October 16, 2022
2:00 PM

Williamsburg Community Chapel - Directions
3899 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Visiting Hours

Bucktrout Funeral Home
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • October 16, 2022
    Virginia&Will Addison says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. God bless.

  • October 16, 2022
    Virginia&Will Addison says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless all of your family.

  • October 09, 2022
    Sharon sperlbaum says:
    So very sorry. Abbie was one of my beloved yearbook students. My heart aches for you.

  • October 06, 2022
    Meg Hardt says:
    My heart and my prayers are with you continually.

  • October 05, 2022
    Joe and Maria Buchite says:
    My husband and I are so honored to have had the opportunity to watch Abby grow from a sweet little girl to the amazing young lady she had become. She was the best and most incredible best friend our daughter could have asked for. Abby touched so many hearts in her short time here and we will think of her, love her and miss her everyday.