Monte Elaine Beall, 75, a native of Lumberton, MS and longtime resident of New Orleans, LA died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jackson Beall and Ruth Montgomery Beall.
Monte is survived by cousins, too numerous to name, all of whom were beloved to her. She is also survived by many special and loving longtime friends in New Orleans who she considered to be her family. She also has a host of treasured friends from childhood and college days.
Monte was beloved in each life she touched.
The Bealls, Monte's father's family came to the south from Maryland in the early 1800's. The Bealls were and are a prominent political family in Maryland, and are directly related to the Blairs of Maryland and Kentucky. Montgomery Blair was a member of President Lincoln's Cabinet and he owned Blair House. Both families pre-date The American Revolution in The English Colonies and were among the Founding Families of the United States.
Monte graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity. She was a class officer, dorm officer, and held many other positions on campus.
Upon graduation, Monte taught school in Ft. Walton Beach, FL for one year. She then was employed by the Labor Department in Washington, D.C. and later in New Orleans which became her home until her death. She served as a Quasi-Administrative Law Judge for the Labor Department for several years.
Monte was co-owner of Beall/Lambremont Gallery in New Orleans. Later she became a realtor. For many years she was a realtor with Keller Williams Realty, New Orleans where she was employed at her death.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans. When in Hattiesburg, she attended The Episcopal Church of The Ascension.
A service of Holy Eucharist will be conducted at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension by The Very Rev. Dr. Susan Bear on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 12:30 PM in the Church Parish Hall. There will also a memorial service at a later date in New Orleans.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Crawford, Joe H. Montgomery, Hunter McKelva Cole, Joseph Woods Walker, IV, Deirdre B. Maher, and James Edward McInnis.
Friends desiring may make memorial donations to The Episcopal Church of The Ascension in Hattiesburg, Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans, or Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.