RECOGNIZING THE LIFE OF ROBERT J. JAMISON, SR.; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 54
(Extensions of Remarks - March 28, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E366-E367]
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                            HON. TRENT KELLY

                             of mississippi

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, March 28, 2019

  Mr. KELLY of Mississippi. Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate 
the life of Reverend Robert J. Jamison, Sr., who passed away on Sunday, 
March 24 at age 82.
  Rev. Jamison, a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, was born on May 28, 
1936 to Van and Cora Jamison. He was the third of four children and 
dedicated his life to Christ at an early age at Rising Star Missionary 
Baptist Church. Robert graduated from George Washington Carver High 
School and married his high school sweetheart, Minnie Lee Edwards, in 
1954. After graduation, he received degrees from Mississippi Industrial 
College, University of Utah, and Memphis Theological Seminary.
  Rev. Jamison served as pastor of Second Baptist Church, New 
Providence Missionary Baptist Church and founded the People's Community 
Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi. It was through these roles and 
many more that Rev. Jamison touched many lives. He was dedicated to 
making his community better by serving the people any way he could.
  Rev. Jamison's life is one that should be celebrated and remembered. 
His legacy of obedience to God and selfless service to others lives on 
in all the lives he touched.
  Left to cherish his memories are his son, Robert ``Fonda'' Jamison, 
Jr. of Silver Spring, MD; three daughters, Searcy (Ray) Taylor and 
Venita Goins of Gulfport, MS, Marcy Jamison of Tupelo, MS; four 
grandchildren, Christen Shane Jamison of Philadelphia, PA, Julicia 
``GiGi'' Taylor of Camp Spring, MD, William (Ashlee) Goins and 
daughter, Ava Claire of Starkville, MS, Jamison Goins of Atlanta, GA;

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three sisters, Jennie Kincaid and Annie Turner of Milwaukee, WI, Dora 
Thomas of Memphis, TN; one brother, Tyree Jamison of Rockville, MD; two 
brother-in-laws, Eddie Edwards and Obie Edwards of Verona, MS; one 
sister-in-law, Leora Edwards of Verona, MS and a host of nieces, 
nephews, other relatives and friends.