HOUSTON,TX - LORRAINE MERRITT HUMBLE died peacefully Saturday, July 31. She was born in Branch, Louisiana, to Beulah and Ira Merritt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon G. Humble and her daughter, Linda Lorraine Humble. She is survived by her devoted sons, James Hoyt Humble of Houston and Weldon G. Humble, Jr. of New York; her sister, Henrietta Bruner of Lafayette, Louisiana and several nieces and nephews. A beauty queen during her college years, Lorraine was a graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. Lorraine met her future husband while she was attending USL, where he was in training as a United States Marine before serving overseas during World War II. After the war, she came to Houston and taught at River Oaks Elementary School, while her new husband pursued his successful football career; first as an All-American at Rice University, and then as an All-Pro for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Texans. When Humble turned to banking, Lorraine busied herself with raising their three children and the happenings on Pamellia Drive and on Broken Bough. Later she was employed at Stationers, Intl. and was co-owner of the Village Boutique for several years. Known for her quick with and effortless charm, Lorraine enjoyed a good book, playing the piano and being able to grow a perfect amaryllis. She was never happier than when she was holding a winning bridge hand and she will be missed by her coffee drinking bridge partners and friends. A Celebration of Lorraine's life will be Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Drive Baptist Church, 325 Piney Point, Houston, Texas 77024, with Rev. James W. Doremus officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lorraine's memory to Memorial Drive Baptist Church. Lorraine loved her church, and was a devoted member there for 45 years.