Jacob Daniel Dumas

October 4, 2001January 19, 2021

Jacob Daniel Dumas of Cary, North Carolina, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 19th. He was 19 years old. Jacob was born in Cary on October 4, 2001. He graduated from Athens Drive High School and happily began his college education last fall at UNC Charlotte.

Jacob was the beloved son of Vickie and Robert Dumas of Cary, and brother of Dr. Matthew Dumas of Richmond, Virginia.

Jacob enjoyed many activities including playing video games, skeet shooting and spending time with his friends. He was keenly interested in his Jewish heritage and enjoyed learning about the faith and history of Judaism. Jacob was a warm and loving child and had grown to be a fine, young man with a bright future. Jacob is survived by his loving family and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

A private celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to any no-kill animal shelter of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jackson Wiggins

January 27, 2021

Jacob and I met in middle school. I’m not exactly sure how we did but, we were instantly best-friends. Both of us obsessed with video games and laughed way too much when we shouldn’t have been. We were each other’s way to get through the day. He was the only person I kept close to me from Dillard Drive.
He was so intelligent, funny, commonsensical, and extremely competitive. He’s exactly the person I want to keep close to me.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Dumas for raising a great man and thank you to anyone who has ever positively affected Jacob.
He was an amazing person and a great friend.

Jackson Wiggins

Robert Hershey

January 27, 2021

"Jacob was so much more than a friend.
He was always himself.
He showed and explained the world to me as he saw it.
We would always banter thoughts, ideals and beliefs.
He could debate a topic like no other.
Till this day, I am proud to say, 99% of the time I just couldn't compete.
He drastically expanded my perspective and empathy, and I can't thank him enough for that."
Robert Hershey

Amy Cameron

January 26, 2021

Dear Vickie and Bob,
It has been a few years since I have seen Jake, but I will always remember him as a kind, sweet and gentle soul. What I remember the most is how deeply you love Jake. I pray that your love for him will get you through this terrible loss and comfort you always. The world lost a beautiful soul. He will be remembered and loved even through this loss. God bless all of you.

Don & Lisa Hall

January 24, 2021

Lisa and I are very sorry for your loss. I know how much Jacob was loved from chats with Bob since we met at Quanta a couple years ago. We pray for comfort and peace during this most difficult time and will donate to an appropriate shelter in your area.

Jen Cooper

January 23, 2021

I'll always remember the 1000s of books I read to him 1000 times each during the nights I watched him for Vickie and Bob when he was little. He was such a fun kid to hang out with. I am so thankful that I was able to spend that time with him and will never forget his smile and laugh. My life is better because he is in my memories.

Jon Wright

January 23, 2021

Peace and love to the family and God bless them all during this most difficult times.

Nancy Dunshee

January 23, 2021

Vickie and Bob having met you all as Jacob began his school career in kindergarten it was always so heartwarming to witness the love you felt for each other. Jacob was a loyal and caring friend to his fellow students and how he loved to discuss subjects ranging from simple to complicated . He wore his heart on his sleeve and brought tenderness and kindness wherever he went and was a fine example to other students. The last time I saw Jacob was at the gym working out with his Dad. How he had grown - towering over me!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers always❤️

Michael Henderson

January 23, 2021

My heart is heavy today. Was grabbing my phone to text Jacob to play video games when I heard of the news. I will cherish the last 4 years of countless hours online chatting away. To Jacob and his family, I am wishing you comfort and peace. I hope I shed some kind of light into your life as you did that for me.
Thank you for everything "Panda"

Kimberly Bailey

January 22, 2021

I had Jacob in first grade what a kind loving soul. I cried today when I heard. Please be strong Vickie and Bob.

Barb Gyles

January 22, 2021

My first memory of Jakey was hearing him scream his beautiful little curly head off as his mom and dad marveled at his beauty. My last interaction with him was not very long ago when I was in the hospital with Covid. He sent me a sweet, thoughtful note saying get better soon Barb. I love you. Not your average 19-year old move. Between those two memories were years of conversations and arguments and tears and laughter. He was always interested in others’ opinions. Jakey was not your average boy. His kindness, thoughtfulness, interest in others and love shone through his every word, not to mention his beautiful molasses-brown eyes. I knew Jake for many years. In trying to deal with his short life, I’ve decided That God and his welcoming committee are a little overrun with Covid arrivals. They needed help. And trust me. Our Jakey is up there chatting with newcomers and making them feel at home. He will always have a home in my heart. I adore you Jakey. Thank you for sharing your life with me.