Rosalie Fendley Dumas, 84, passed away at Jackson Health Care Facility in Jackson, Alabama, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. A native of Alabama and resident of Clarke County, Mrs. Dumas was born in Grove Hill, Alabama, on September 17, 1938, and raised in Fulton. She later received a Masters Degree in English and taught school for many years in Coffeeville and Gulf Shores.
She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed greatly by them. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill.
A lover of animals, Mrs. Dumas was especially fond of rescue animals. A dog named Josephine was her favorite. Another major interest of hers was Mardi Gras, where she was the Queen of Emblem of the Neptune’s Daughters. An interesting side note, while she was queen, Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th Surgeon General of the United States, from Bayou La Batre, was Grand Marshall of the Neptune’s Daughter Mardi Gras parade.
Mrs. Dumas is survived by:
Sons: David (Sindy) Dumas, Doug (Marissa) Dumas
Daughter: Gwen (Arthur) White
Sister: Gay (Jerry) Hare
Preceded in death by:
Parents: Joe Bill and Clida Lee Fendley
Son: Bill Dumas
Grandson: Christopher White
A Requiem Mass will be held for Mrs. Dumas at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Mobile, AL Jan. 30th, 2023, at 5:30 PM.