You are sorely missed, Jarrod. You are our angel. Look out for us, nephew.
I light this candle as yet another reminder that you remain with me for all the days left in my life.... until we meet again lil cuz
your truly missed ol boy you was my big brother I miss all the good times and laughs we shared not a day goes by with out me thinking of you just stoping by long live Dumes!
You're fourever in our hearts! You're truly missed Dumes... Love You!
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Joan and Family, still praying for you. Be strong in the Lord!
To the Dumes Family. If anyone knows what you're going through, I certainly do. I don't know you nor your son; I was just browsing through the obituary because I used to live in NOLA before Katrina and moved north because during that time I too lost my son. I know how painful it is for you as a mother especially, but just remember this, in time God will heal your wounded heart,you may not think so right now but he'll replace it with all of the fond memories, the laughter, the not so good times, and the most important, the love you and him shared, that's what makes all the difference in the world. Don't think he's not watching over your family, because he is, and don't want you to be sad for him because he's with a Glorified Father who loves him unconditionally. My prayers for your family is that you find peace and comfort from the Lord, knowing that even though you can't see him, he's still with you, and he's embeded in your heart where he'll never leave. I promise you, God will give you peace and comfort in due time. Be Blessed, and live life to the fullest is what your son would want for you. JH
Joan & Lawrence,While no words of mine can ease your loss, please know that you are very much in my prayers at this time of sorrow.
Gone too soon.Rest peacfully Jarrod. You will be missed. My heart weaps for the Dumes family.
Joan and Mr. Dumes,
I was stricken with sadness when I heard the news of Jarrod's passing. I always remember him (at New Hope) as a cute little boy dressed in his white high top shoes and the cutest outfits. I saw him again several years later and he still had the sweetest disposition,warm smile,and remained a great dresser. Seeing his graduation photo shows once again those same characteristics. I know that you'll miss him. I'll miss asking about him but I'll have fond memories of Jarrod as a kid and knowing how much you loved him. Joan & Mr. Dume, Jarrod was your angel here on earth and I know that heaven is rejoicing! Know that God blessed you with Jarrod and you've blessed God by loving and sharing your son with so many who loved him, as is evidenced by the numerous entries in this book! Be blessed for God will only give you what he knows you can bear. I am truly sorry that we could not be there because of previous commitments. You remain in our prayers. Rose, Ryan, Randy, & Kelsey.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. "Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal."With our deepest sympathy.
Christopher Sefah - Shaw Class of 2006
I will light this candle in memory of all the good times we had!
I send prayers and comfort from the Coello family to the Dumes family. My "KowBoy" is resting now. We all have gained an Angel and God could not have picked a better soul just wish it wasn't so soon. Once again my thoughts and prayers are with you all....I Love You Jarrod!!! Get your rest my boy and watch over your family and friends!!!! This is not a goodbye it's a see you later Mr. Dumes
May the God of all Comfort strengthen and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Remember that God is always in control! We are praying for you and your family.
Cynthia and Roberto Turner - Atlanta
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. With deepest sympathy,
i am deeply sorry to hear about jarrod. i want to reach out to joan and lawrence and say, both of you not alone in this time of grief..just know that your family are constantly in my thoughts and prayers... joan if my hug could take some of the pain away, i would hold you tight until you feel a bit better..i always asked you about jarrod everytime you come through entergy gate, you shared so many wonderful stories with me about jarrod. jarrod was a amazing young man with a vibrant personality... joan & lawrence remember jarrod in love, light and much laughter, jarrod is every way in the God's embrace. with my deepest sympathy.. (tamara entergy security perdido)
To the bereaved family and friends, my deepest sympathy & condolences are with you. Remember to lift up your eyes unto the hills from whence cometh your help...all of your help comes from The Lord! RIP Jarrod
To the Dumes Family,
What can be said to ease your pain, emptiness, and ache? Answer, GOD. Hunan life will NEVER fully comprehend death. But those who have REAL FAITH in God and His Will, in time come to understand, accept, and get the WHY in all of this.
I am a mother of 3 children and your son enjoyed spending time with the Opelousas, LA wanna be cowboys and cowgirls(smile).Roshondrik,Ramon, Cody,Josh, Brittany,Sydney,and Phillip are all sadden as I work to help them see PURPOSE in God's Will with you son. Do know that his early earthly departure PROUFOUNDLY affected the lives of these young people. And because of this, Jarrod's life and death had REAL SPIRITUAL PURPOSE!!!
NO parent should funeralize their child and I sit this Saturday morning thinking of you: the mommy and daddy. I have traveled that difficult road personally. Do know that you will be better, stronger, and filled with love of life with Faith. It does happen with the Lord on your side. I have prayed for your family and that everyone touched by your son finds purpose and vision in God's calling of Jarrod, NOT early or too soon, BUT RIGHT ON HIS TIME.
Traveling grace for all this morning.
Trusting in God always,
Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Dumes family and friends. May God comfort, strengthen and bless you all.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dumes, so sorry for your lost. Dumes was such a great guy, funny and intelligent; He always kept us laughing with his stories and cowboys boots. My heart goes out to you guys, he will forever be missed. Love you Dumes!!
We all are extremely saddened by the loss of Jarrod. He was a wonderful friend, fraternity brother and overall person. He always remained positive and loved to smile and make others happy. As he rest now...remember the legacy he left behind which impacted so many people in such a positive way. His legacy will forever remain in tact for we all will never forget that smile and huge heart he had. We all love and miss you Jarrod.
He is just away. God loaned you one of His angels to love. Thank God for the time you had and wait for the time when you meet again. Hold on to Jesus.
To The Dumes/Vaughn/Brown Families:
May your loving memories with Jarrod sustain you till you meet again. Prayerfully
lawrence and joan,
sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved son, jarrod. may it ease your heart and lessen the pain to know he is now home with our heavenly father. sympathy, love and prayers are sent from the hearts of our family to yours. may you both find comfort in the arms of one another at this time of sorrow, as your angel rests in piece.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort.
MR & Mrs Dumes. I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during your time of grief.May God continue to Bless you and your family.
We are very sorry for your loss and want the family to know our prayers and thoughts remains with everyone. Remember to Turst in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Peter & Karen Rachel
RIP Dumes, You will be truly missed as a friend and a co-worker.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could ease your pain. Miss and Love you.
Joan & Lawrence you know they say that God only wants the best. We are so sorry for your lost we have the both of you in our prayers. God will see you through.
To the Dumes Family; I'm so sorry for your loss. Ms. Joan your son and my son Michael were roommates and great friends all through college. Even though we have never met I'm praying for God to give you the strength to get through a very difficult time. Jarrod was a beautiful kid with a contagious smile and you should be proud of the man you and your husband raised. God Bless you and your family during your time of mourning.
Please know I feel your pain! May God's love comfort you and your family.
Our deepest and utmost condolences are rendered unto you during this time of bereavement. May the loving memories shared and the love, support, and prayers from family and friends be an aide to your strength. We keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you.
I would like to wish the family my deepest sympathy. Jarrod was a great person and I'm honored to have known him.
I'm pretty sure The Lord seen alot of the same qualities I seen in you Jarrod. Humble, happy go lucky, always making people smile. I watched you grow from a boy to a man during our time at SELU. I will forever carry the memories of you with me. Rest bro!
Your brother in the bond,
Lawrence&Joan I was so sorrow to hear of your lost.Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. I Love you very much Dorothy Dumes Scott
Joan & Family with deep regrets, I send my love. Remember God only wants good, and he will take care. Just keep your hands in his. Jarrod was outstanding. Lillian Mackey & Famly
I'm so sorry for your loss. My son Jared was friends with Jarrod. They attended St. Rosalie and Shaw together. He was a very sweet boy and will be missed by so many. Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE,LOVE YOU AND I KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING DOWN ON US.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
To Mr & Mrs Dumes sorry to hear about the loss of your son but by his spirit God heals & love you both, heard many good things of Jarrod's achievements,keeping you in our prayers, with sympathy Pastor & Mrs Allen Brown, Sr.
I am so sorry to hear about the lost of Jarrod. He was my son Brandan big brother at Shaw High Schoo. I am praying for your family.
Joan and Family,
I am so sorry for the unbearable loss of your son. I pray that God will grant you the peace and comfort that only He can give. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers, and I hope your hearts will be filled only with the warm, loving memories you have of him.
I am very sorry to hear about Jarrod. My son Mark went to St. Rosalie and Shaw with him. He was always smiling. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Michelle and Mark Stein
Jay, what can I say? You came into my life 2 months after I had my first child and the three of us where inseparable ever since. Your smile was contagious, we laughed and joked about everything! I will never forget when I almost choked when u called uncle dud overall shawty!! And your reaction when me or my mom baked sweet potato pie and let's not forget when u didn't like something the infamous "poo cheese " I'll carry you with me every single day! I will make sure to check on Tee Joan and big Dudley ....love u always sunshine
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I love you just like a big bro Jarrod and you been there for me since we both entered college in 2008. Who new we would become best friends and roommates you will truly be miss by many, and just watch over me as I carry on with my life during this difficult time.
Lil Bro Mike
I am so sad to hear about your loss.It is just hard for me to belive.Jarrod's smile could light up a room.He was a great young man.My prayers go out to his parents,especilly you Joan. I am so sorry.
Joan and Lawrence: As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Jarrod has touched so many lives, & I'm proud to say I had the pleasure of knowing him.
I'm sad to see you go so soon, but your in a better place vs. this crazy world we live in. You were full of life, and everyone loved you. Rest Easy, Jarrod!
Sending my prayers out to his family & friends, he will truly be missed
Lawrence and Joan,
I did not know your beautiful son however I am related to your Guidry family and share in your loss. The glow of the world has dimmed without Jarrods light, but Heaven definitely shines brighter from your Angel's spirit and loving smile. May the comfort of God's love rain down on you and your family today and all the days ahead.
My deepest condolences
To God Be The Glory: To The Dumes Family,to the parents Mr.& Mrs L. Dumes,Greg, Janice & Judy. Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal.God Bless The Dumes Fly. JoAnn T. Williams Harvey La.
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Just know that the Good Lord is right by your side. Love U Much.
I'm praying for strength for your family,I didn't know your son,my daughter attended SELU with him and they were good friends.She spoke very highly of him.God bless you in your time of mourning.
To The Dumes Family,
My thought and prayers go out to your family.
I was the Center Supervisor @ Harvey Playground while Jarrod was there. I remember him always having this big smile on his face. He could light up a room with that smile. He was a very polite and well liked young man. I am thankful that I got to know your son. I am sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in my prayers.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My son, Ryan, and Jarrod grew up together playing baseball at Harvey Playground. I still remember Jarrod's "beautiful smile" like it was yesterday. He was always just so happy and always smiling. Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Michael and Janet Tredinich
R.I.P my dear friend. I'll always cherish the memories of the Shaw Eagles football team with you. To your parents, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Please know that Jarrod is resting in God's care.
To the Dumes family may lord be with you in this time of sorrow.A father.
A great guy and good friend to my son Michael Rivas.I will always remember the two of them growing up and making us laugh. Like Cheech and Chong, Mutt and Jeff or Curly and Moe. Great Kid.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
May God bless your family at this time. I remember Jarrod playing football with my son on Beechwood and attending Shaw together.Extremely sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.
I love you Jay we all will miss you but I'll continue to be as strong as possible because I know you in heaven looking over all us smiling saying everything will be fine....
Lawrence and Joan (all familey members) God's will is not what we always understand.God's love is what we need. Always stay under God's umbrella He will give you comfort to go on.
Mrs. Joan - As I type, it is still very very hard for me to accept God's will even though I know God never makes mistakes. Jarrod was like a little brother to me. I remember picking up Arthur, Sheldon, and Jarrod from football practices at Shaw. He was an amazing young man with a heart of gold. I pray that God continues to give you the strength you need to get thru the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
My prayers goes out to your family and friends, everytime i seen you, you always happy with a beautiful smile. I'm going to miss seeing that smile at the zydecos.Rest Easy Cowboy!
Extending my deepest condolences to the family & friends at this very hard time. God is with you and hears your prayers. I am so very sorry for this loss, may God heal your wounds.
To the family of Jarrod,
Our boys have been going to school together since St. Rosalie. My son and I are very saddened to hear of Jarrod's passing. He was an awesome boy. May he rest and peace and know that our prayers are with you.
Melissa and Kelly LeBlanc (Marrero)
I was the PreK assistant in Jarrod's class when he attended St. Rosalie. He was always a happy child. I also attend St. Cletus Church, and often I would see Jarrod & his dad at mass. It would always bring back memories of his elementary school days. He grew up to be a fine young man, and I'm saddened by his death.
My prayers are with the family, I know God will comfort you in the days ahead.
We, the family of Mary & James Rocio, are sadden by such news and our prayers are with all the families that suffered such a lost. God will see you through even this; May God Bless and Keep all of you in His care.
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memory help comfort you tommorrow.
Receptionist for Supreme Automotive
Words cannot express the pain in my heart having lost a great friend. I will forever cherish the memories we shared together Vaughn. Heaven's newest angel, I miss you and I'll love you always. Rest In Peace Sweetheart.
Lord God, source and destiny of our lives, in Your loving providence You gave us Jarrod to grow in wisdom, age, and grace. Now You have called him to Yourself. We grieve over the loss of one so young and struggle to understand Your purpose. Draw him to Yourself and give him full stature in Christ. May he stand with all the angels and saints, who know Your love and praise Your saving will. Amen.
TO THE DUMES FAMILY:JUST KNOW THAT GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES.TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE.JUST THINK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES YOU'LL SHARED TOGETHER. KEEPING YOU'LL IN MY PRAYERS.
To Jarrod's family and friends, Heartfelt sorrow and condolences to everyone that knew and loved Jarrod. He will be missed and is now a guardian angel looking over everyone. He was never forgotton by his friends from Archbishop Shaw High School.
Jarrod, our hearts are so heavy to have lost you so soon. You are in good hands now. Dud and Joan, we will be with you every step of the way as you work through this struggle.
My condolences to the family. "A person that loses a partner is called a widow/widower. A child who loses a parent is called an orphan; but there is no word to describe a parent that loses a child, because the loss is like no other". May he RIP.
Dear Aunt Joan and Uncle Lawrence, How great the loss for our family. Jarrod will be forever missed at all of our family gatherings. I will always remember his smile, that wonderful smile, that would always melt my heart whenever I saw him. Love you both.
Joan, I am so sorry to hear about Jarrod. I know he meant the world to you and this tragic loss is just unbelievable. My deepest sympathy to the entire Dumes family. Many prayers being sent your way.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My condolences are offered to the parents, relatives, and friends of Jarrod. I am praying that time will help the family get over this loss.
God bless the parents!
Our deepest condolences are extended to the Dumes/Vaughn Families. You have loss a Precious Earthly Jewel, however, you have now gained your Heavenly Guardian Angel. Remember,"Earth has no Sorrows that Heaven cannot Heal." May God Bless and Comfort you!
Enjoyed the fun times we had and you always kept it real with me. RIP bro and fly high... Gone but NEVER forgotten
Nothing words could say, nothing a friend could do, could make up for the passing of one so dear to you.... But may it bring some measure of comfort and relief to know that we are praying for you and your family in this time of grief
Rest In Peace Dear One God Loves You
Turling And Ethel Rideau Palmetto,La
Jarrod, my dear cousin. You will be truly missed deeply. It was my gift to have had you as my cousin. One love. My deepest condolences to everyone affected by this loss.
I'm going to miss my cousin! He had a bright future and sooooo many people that love him very much. You'll never be forgotten cuz!!!
We are praying for you and your family..and God will comfort you during your time of sorrow.
We are all saddened by the loss of Jarrod; may god be with you doing this time; The Smith Family (Mary&Charlie) Newton,Ks
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I am shocked and so saddened by this. My thoughts and prayers are with our Family as always.