TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Family, friends and officials in Tupelo are mourning the death of Rev. Robert Jamison.
The pastor, educator and community leader passed away Sunday.
Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton spoke about Jamison's lasting impact on the city.
"We are saddened by the news today of the passing of the Rev. Robert J. Jamison, Sr., on Sunday. Rev. Jamison was a dynamic leader as a coach and teacher at Carver High School, as president of the NAACP for many years, and as a spiritual director as pastor of several churches, including New Providence M.B. Church and the People’s Community Church, which he founded. His leadership in Tupelo will be missed. On behalf of the City of Tupelo, I ask your prayers for Rev. Jamison’s family in this time of grief."
Councilwoman Nettie Davis described Jamison as a "cherishable gem" to the city.
"He has served this community as a strong leader. He has been a mentor to so many of us, being an outstanding educator, religious leader, family man, and an extraordinary role model. His leadership and guidance in Park Hill, the City of Tupelo, and throughout North Mississippi will be terribly missed."
Jamison was also a minister at Second Baptist Church in Pontotoc.