In Memory of

Melvin

Joseph

Dumas

Jr.

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
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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