Family and members of the community gathered with heavy hearts, yet still full of gratitude, to celebrate the life and dedication of a true community hero, Jimmie Lee Lott Sr. On Friday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m., a special dedication ceremony took place on Highway 219 North to immortalize the legacy of a man who dedicated over a century to service, selflessness, and mentorship. 

Jimmie Lee Lott Sr., born on April 14, 1918, in Carrollton, MS, lived a life that spanned an incredible 102 years. His journey was marked by an unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of those around him. 

Mr. Lott’s tireless devotion to his faith and community was evident through his service as a steward at Mt Sinai Church in Centreville. Remarkably, he continued to selflessly drive members of his congregation to their appointments well into his late 90s. His dedication to his church and the well-being of his community set a shining example for all. 

Not only did Jimmie Lee Lott Sr. serve his local community, but he also served his country with honor. He was a veteran of not just one or even two, but three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. His valor and commitment to safeguarding our freedoms were recognized with numerous prestigious decorations, a testament to his unwavering bravery in the face of adversity. 

Beyond his military and community involvement, Mr. Lott’s impact extended to countless individuals through his mentorship. He firmly believed in the power of guiding and supporting children from all walks of life. His dedication to shaping the younger generation will have a lasting impact for generations to come. 

On that day as the life of Jimmie Lee Lott Sr. was honored, people stood in awe of the amazing legacy he left behind. His selflessness, unwavering commitment to service, and dedication to making the world a better place served as a shining inspiration to us all. We were deeply honored to have had such an exceptional individual as a part of our community. 

(Source: Centreville City Hall