In Memoriam Nyaja Payal Jamison (2001 - 2024)

Nyaja Payal Jamison

It is with deeply saddened hearts that Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) reports the loss of junior, elementary education major Nyaja Payal Jamison. A Florida native, Jamison was rushed to Holmes Regional Medical Center after the vehicle she was operating left the roadway and collided with a concrete footer in Melbourne on January 16. Ms. Jamison sadly succumbed to the injuries sustained on January 25. 

"My heart breaks for Nyaja's family and friends as they process this tremendous loss. As a campus community, we are grieving the loss of her as a beloved daughter of Bethune-Cookman, but we know our grief pales in comparison to those who held her close," said Dr. William Berry, acting president and provost of B-CU.

“Nyaja Jamison was a bright and lovely student,” said Dr. Rondrea Mathis, assistant professor of English and Jamison’s mentor. “She brought life to the classroom with her vivacious personality and bubbliness, and I knew she was destined to become a dedicated teacher who touched the lives of generations of students. Although she has now transitioned from the physical plane to the eternal one, we may take comfort in knowing she positively affected everyone she encountered with her thousand-watt smile and sparkling eyes.”

Entrusted to Lewis-Ray Mortuary at 1595 S Hopkins Avenue in Titusville, the visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Truth Revealed International Ministries in Palm Bay, Florida.