Graveside services for Katie Ruth Dumas will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Hasley Gazebo with Rev. Joel Dyke officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.
Katie was born May 22, 1934, in Crossroads, LA. She gained her angel wings following a brief illness on December 21, 2020, at the age of 86. Katie was a professional beautician for over sixty years and took great pride in making all her customers feel beautiful with the help of her scissors and tease brush. Oh, the stories she could tell!
When she wasn’t in the salon doing hair and keeping up with all the stories, she could be found rooting on her favorite teams. She was an impassioned fan of the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Cubs and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer on her teams in both good and bad seasons. However, no one ever needed to ask to watch the Atlanta Braves on her TV because that was the cardinal sin. She was a member of Ridge Avenue Baptist Church.
Katie spent many hours in the kitchen cooking up mouthwatering meals and sweet treats to delight the taste buds of her whole family. Holidays, birthdays, and family gatherings were a perfect time to see the bountiful creations she had made to feed the army of family members who were sure to gather round her house. Her love and devotion for her family was undeniable.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Comie Dumas, and her sister and best friend, Marjorie Wood.
Katie is survived by her brothers, Regan Dumas, Bob Dumas (Barbara), Larry Dumas (Janice), nieces, Penny Coats (Tim), Shannon Dumas, Traci Payne (Dennis), Ashley Ellis (Friday); nephews, Todd Dumas (Dianna), Derek Dumas, Lance Dumas (Jessica), Brad Coats (Elisha) and numerous great nephews and great nieces.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com