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315 E. Airline Hwy
Gramercy, LA 70052
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Melvin Dumas

Melvin Dumas

Thursday, October 24th, 1957 Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

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Obituary for Melvin Joseph Dumas Jr.

Melvin Joseph “June” Dumas Jr. was born on October 24, 1957 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA to the union of Ruth Favorite Dumas and the late Melvin Dumas Sr.
He accepted the Lord and was baptized in June of 1990 at Highway Baptist Church by the late Reverend Earnest Howard Jr. and remained a member at Highway Baptist Church until he transitioned to his new life.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to his devoted wife and primary caregiver, Deborah Narcisse Dumas on August 22, 1981. To this union three children were born; Delvin Sr., DeMel and Deja Dumas.
Melvin, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, transitioned peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the age of 61 years old.
He graduated from St. James High School in 1976 and studied at Southern University for three years. His first job was at Sears Roebuck in Vacherie. He was also employed by Matado Pipelines Inc, DUCI, SPR and Fluor Federal Petroleum as an operator. He enjoyed, fishing, hunting, drag racing, playing the saxophone in the band, drag racing, cooking outdoors and working with his father’s wrecking service “Dumas and Son’s. On August 12, 1986, Melvin was blessed to be in the history of Ochsner Foundation Hospital’s First 100 Kidney Transplants. He underwent a successful transplant with a kidney donated by a living donor his sister, Zona Gibson – With the Grace, Guidance and Glory of God! “John 15:13”. He went on to live a normal life producing two more offspring’s. With this generous gift God added 32 more years to his life without rejection or complications of the kidney.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife of 37 years, Deborah Narcisse Dumas. His children Delvin Sr. (April) of Algiers, LA, DeMel (Nahir) of Baton Rouge, LA, Deja Dumas of Vacherie and Meltrika Raymond of Baton Rouge; his grandson, Delvin Dumas Jr., mother Ruth Favorite Dumas; his siblings Alan (Bernadette) Dumas of Houston, TX, Nadine (Gregory) Zenon of New Orleans, LA, Zona (Alvin) Gibson Jr. of Vacherie, LA and Kirk Dumas Sr. (Bernadine) Thibodaux, LA; God-children Tyrone Howard Jr. and Janell Herbert Bryant; Mother-in-law Odeal Stewart Narcisse; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gloria (Cleveland) Keller, Bernadette Narcisse, Larry (Linda) Narcisse, Calvin (Denise) Narcisse, Brenda (Tyrone) Howard Sr., Harriet Zeno, Vincent Narcisse, Hilton (Sue Won) Narcisse and Juanita Clarke. Twelve Aunts, Thirteen Uncles a host of nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dumas Sr., his Brother Bruce Dumas, his paternal and maternal grandparents; his God Parents Pam and Bernard Adams; his father-in-law Rudolph Narcisse Sr.; his brother-in-law Rudolph “Scoby” Narcisse, his sisters-in-law Janette Warren and Gloria Narcisse. One niece Seneea Narcisse.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 12 noon at Highway Baptist Church of Vacherie; 1185 Magnolia Heights, Vacherie, LA; Reverend Dr. Wesley Brown Pastor-Officiant; Interment Highway Baptist Church Cemetery. Treasures of Life Funeral Services entrusted with his final care, 315 E. Airline.Hwy. Gramercy, La. 70052
"When someone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a TREASURE"

Melvin Joseph “June” Dumas Jr. was born on October 24, 1957 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA to the union of Ruth Favorite Dumas and the late Melvin Dumas Sr.
He accepted the Lord and was baptized in June of 1990 at Highway Baptist Church by the late Reverend Earnest Howard Jr. and remained a member at Highway Baptist Church until he transitioned to his new life.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to his devoted wife and primary caregiver, Deborah Narcisse Dumas on August 22, 1981. To this union three children were born; Delvin Sr., DeMel and Deja Dumas.
Melvin, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, transitioned peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the age of 61 years old.
He graduated from St. James High School in 1976 and studied at Southern University for three years. His first job was at Sears Roebuck in Vacherie. He was also employed by Matado Pipelines Inc, DUCI, SPR and Fluor Federal Petroleum as an operator. He enjoyed, fishing, hunting, drag racing, playing the saxophone in the band, drag racing, cooking outdoors and working with his father’s wrecking service “Dumas and Son’s. On August 12, 1986, Melvin was blessed to be in the history of Ochsner Foundation Hospital’s First 100 Kidney Transplants. He underwent a successful transplant with a kidney donated by a living donor his sister, Zona Gibson – With the Grace, Guidance and Glory of God! “John 15:13”. He went on to live a normal life producing two more offspring’s. With this generous gift God added 32 more years to his life without rejection or complications of the kidney.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife of 37 years, Deborah Narcisse Dumas. His children Delvin Sr. (April) of Algiers, LA, DeMel (Nahir) of Baton Rouge, LA, Deja Dumas of Vacherie and Meltrika Raymond of Baton Rouge; his grandson, Delvin Dumas Jr., mother Ruth Favorite Dumas; his siblings Alan (Bernadette) Dumas of Houston, TX, Nadine (Gregory) Zenon of New Orleans, LA, Zona (Alvin) Gibson Jr. of Vacherie, LA and Kirk Dumas Sr. (Bernadine) Thibodaux, LA; God-children Tyrone Howard Jr. and Janell Herbert Bryant; Mother-in-law Odeal Stewart Narcisse; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gloria (Cleveland) Keller, Bernadette Narcisse, Larry (Linda) Narcisse, Calvin (Denise) Narcisse, Brenda (Tyrone) Howard Sr., Harriet Zeno, Vincent Narcisse, Hilton (Sue Won) Narcisse and Juanita Clarke. Twelve Aunts, Thirteen Uncles a host of nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dumas Sr., his Brother Bruce Dumas, his paternal and maternal grandparents; his God Parents Pam and Bernard Adams; his father-in-law Rudolph Narcisse Sr.; his brother-in-law Rudolph “Scoby” Narcisse, his sisters-in-law Janette Warren and Gloria Narcisse. One niece Seneea Narcisse.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 12 noon at Highway Baptist Church of Vacherie; 1185 Magnolia Heights, Vacherie, LA; Reverend Dr. Wesley Brown Pastor-Officiant; Interment Highway Baptist Church Cemetery. Treasures of Life Funeral Services entrusted with his final care, 315 E. Airline., Hwy. Gramercy,La. 70052




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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    HIGHWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
    1185 MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS
    VACHERIE, LOUISIANA
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    HIGHWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
    1185 MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS
    VACHERIE, LOUISIANA
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
    12:00pm
    Officiant
    Rev Wesley Brown
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Highway BC Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    VACHERIE, LA
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
    1:30pm

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Lisa C. Wheeler

Rest In Peace Sir. Lisa Collins Wheeler (JFK classmate of Bernadette)
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Byron Steib

Condolences to The Dumas Family.May God Heal Your Broken Hearts in Time Of Sorrow
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Ulysses Temple

Condolence to the Dumas family, The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Always remember Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. From former co-workers DUCI SPR, Ulysses & Audrey Temple
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James & Gaynell Jasmin

We would like to express our condolences to his family. We will keep the family in our prayers.
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Myra Edgar Brown

To the family members of Melvin Dumas, Jr sincere and heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you, Debra and family members. Remember the comforting words at
John 5: 28, 29 and Rev 21: 3, 4.
From Myra Edgar Brown and Family
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