Lela Blount -Fine Arts



     LELA ELIZABETH BLOUNT, born in Mart, Texas on October 28, 1920, died Wednesday April 2, 2003. Daughter of Mary Drumwright Blount and E.Y. Blount.      A graduate of The University of Houston majoring in Drama. She earned her Masters Degree from the Little Theater of the Rockies in Greeley, Colorado an affiliate of The University of Colorado. Did summer theater work in New York. She was an instructor in the Drama Department at The University of Houston. Then taught Drama at Sam Houston and Waltrip High Schools. She opened the first Drama Department at The High School for the Visual and Performing Arts and became Assistant Principal by the time she retired. She performed at the Alley Theater under the direction of Nina Vance. She was a charter member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church where she served on the administrative board, choir member, Sunday school teacher, President of the United Methodist Women for many years. In 1998, she received the Brother Ed Award for sustained ministry to and through St. Marks.      She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alvin Blount and Dr. Robert Blount, General U.S. Air Force. She is survived by nieces, Marijean Tucker of Waco, Texas and Michele Noyes of Portland, Oregon.      A visitation will take place on Sunday April 6, 2003 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will occur Monday April 7, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 600 Pecore, with Rev. Mary Jane van Dussen officiating.      In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 600 Pecore, Houston, Texas 77009.