Cornelius Morton-Dumas departed this life on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the young age of 34.
Born on July 4, 1983, he was the son of Curtis and Diane Dumas. Educated in the Jefferson Parish School System, Cornelius was a life-long resident of Marrero, La. He was baptized at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church by Reverend Jerry H. Henry. He was taught bible scriptures through the discipline of karate by Reverend Nathaniel Jimcoliy. Cornelius was a people person and a “free spirit” who enjoyed family. He worked in the family business (Dumas Lawn and Garden Service and Johnson’s Lawn and Garden Service) all of his life beginning at the age of 14. He remained employed in the family business until he departed. He loved fishing and boat riding with his grandfather and family. He enjoyed cook-outs, boiling and family gatherings.
He leaves to cherish his memories his parents: Curtis and Diane Dumas. His precious children: Jah’Kye Blazio, Cornelius Jr and Shariel Ratliff. His siblings: Kayla (Joseph) Burse, Larkisha Coleman, Shernitha Shanell Clark, Curtis Dontay (Robin) Clark. His grandmother: Mary H. Johnson. His Godparents: Carmen Spann and Eddie Shepard. His devoted friend Shante Lockett and best friend Wilbert Landry. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Cornelius was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Darenda Morton; his grandparents, Lavern Johnson, Peter and Marguerite Dumas.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 1419 4th Street Westwego, LA at 10 a.m. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Pastor Woodrow Hayden officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Avondale, LA.