Ruth Favorite Dumas, a native of Vacherie, LA at the graceful age of 80 peacefully entered eternal life surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Thibodaux Regional Hospital due to sudden heart complications.\n\nRuth was born on June 24, 1939 to the late Joseph Favorite and Marent Mitchell Favorite. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Melvin Dumas Sr. on June 8, 1957. She was still employed at the time of her death. She served in church as a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, an excellent cook, an amazing softball pitcher, she loved gardening, taking bus trips, and creating crafts. She was a faithful fan of the New Orleans Saints. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and shared a unique bond with each one of them. She was wealthy with love and without reservation she shared this love with everyone. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Alan (Bernadette) of Houston, TX., Nadine (Gregory) of New Orleans, LA., Zona (Alvin Jr.) of Vacherie, LA., Kirk Sr. (Bernadine) of Thibodaux, LA.; daughter-in-law Debra Dumas (the late Melvin Jr.) sister-in-law Elouise Favorite (the late Robert); three sisters Stella Jasmin (the late Alvin), Genevieve Keller (Edmund) of Los Angeles; Rita Herbert (Dinnel) of Wallace; four brothers, Joseph Favarote (Mercidee) of New Orleans; Eunice Favarote (the late Rona) and Mitchell Favarote of Wallace; Murry Favorite of Los Angeles; her grandchildren Delvin Sr., Barrion Sr., Demel, Alanna, Alvin III, Kirk Jr., Gracian, Deja, Melvin and Meltrika; her great grandchildren Barrion Jr., Delvin Jr., and Autumn. She also leaves to cherish her memories her granddaughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, outstanding employers, great neighbors, relatives and friends. \n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Dumas Sr., her parents Joseph and Marent Favorite, two sons, Melvin Dumas Jr., and Bruce Dumas; and one brother, Robert Favorite\n\nRelatives and Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 13281 Hwy 644, Vacherie, LA 70090 at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Interment at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Cemetery. Final care has been 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!"