He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4\n\nRaymond Dumas, Jr. was born on October 22, 1961, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the oldest of two children born to the late Raymond Joseph Dumas, Sr. and Shirley Jack Dumas. He peacefully transitioned from this life on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at his home surrounded by his devoted family whom he loved dearly.\n\nRaymond Dumas, Jr. was christened Catholic and, in his lifetime, attended St. Mary of the Angels Church and later became a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Marrero. \n\nSpending most of his life on Pauline St., he was affectionately known by his friends and family as “RJ.” He played team sports at Bunny Friend Park and attended William Frantz Elementary and St. Mary of Angels Catholic School. He graduated from McDonald 35 High School and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Southern University of New Orleans.\n\nRJ spent his 30-year career at Avondale Shipyard, Inc. where he worked as a welder. He took pride in going to work so he could provide for his family. Always dedicated, waking up at 3 am Monday thru Friday and sometimes on Saturdays. \n\nHe was a true New Orleanian. He enjoyed taking rides along Lake Pontchartrain; listening to Led Zeppelin and Duran Duran; stopping at Plum Street for snowballs or at Haagen Daz for ice cream; and eating oysters from Cooter Browns and “big” burgers and monsoons from Porter Call.\n\n He considered himself to be a food enthusiast. He watched various cooking shows and tried new restaurants around the city, especially BBQ. Besides his love of food, RJ enjoyed cars, crime shows, and sports. His love of sports was something that he shared very closely with his mother whom he loved dearly.\n\nRJ adored and was very proud of his children and grandchildren and will ever be grateful for his wife of 15 years whom he loved dearly. He was selfless, forgiving and had an unbreakable bond with his girls and grandchildren. His memories will be kept in the hearts of his beloved wife Nancy Lee Dumas; children Anne Marie Wagner and Arielle, Krystal and Dominique Dumas; four grandchildren- Leilani, Terrielle, AJ, and Drew; sister Lisa King (Dallas); sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.\n\nRelatives and friends are invited to attend a public visitation honoring Raymond Dumas Jr on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, La 70052. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 pm. \n\nA Mass of Christian burial honoring Raymond Dumas, Jr will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, at St.Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 455 Ames Blvd, Marrero, La 70072. Visitation will begin at 8 am. Mass begins at 10 am. Interment to follow at Restlawn Cemetery, Hwy 90, Avondale, LA. Final care and professional services are entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E Airline Highway, Gramercy, La 70052. \n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE" !!