Vigil planned for JSU senior James Shearer – Sept. 12

James Shearer

James Shearer

UPDATE: A vigil in honor of James Shearer will take place at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, on the Gibbs-Green Pedestrian Walkway.

Jackson State University mourns the untimely death of James Shearer, a senior political science major from Jackson. Shearer was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and was active in the Student Government Association, JSU’s Army Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and Reformed University Fellowship. He passed away Sunday morning.


  1. Thaddeus says:

    Did not know him,but sounds like an awesome person.

  2. Mart Shearer says:

    I’d like to thank everyone at the RUF and University for the wonderful service and memorial. It’s so comforting to know the impact he had on others, and I pray all of you will take that little piece of him to fruition in your own lives. God Bless you all, and I know he loved JSU.

  3. Glenda Windfield says:

    My sympathy to the Shearer family. Be blessed.

  4. Dianne D. Everett says:

    God Bless the Shearer family.

  5. April says:

    I saw James on Tuesday of last week in the union. He was joking with me and my boyfriend. it was good seeing him. I was in Army ROTC with him a few years ago. He was a funny guy and just seemed like a great loving soul. May god be with his family in this time of bereavement.

  6. Shena says:

    My prayers go out to your family.

  7. Tiffany Edmondson says:

    James will truly be missed by his family and JSU family. I’m praying for his family.

  8. Stedman Holman says:

    You will always be remembered battle…

  9. J.Roland says:

    If James ever had a bad day, nobody ever knew it! He was always smiling, and so helpful to other people. He loved everybody, and treated every person the same…. Ask anyone. That was just James.

  10. Marquita Johnson says:

    I did not know him, however, it sounds like he had a sweet spirit, something that a lot of people lack today. This is very sad, and I am praying for God’s peace for his family and friends.

  11. Lindsay says:

    I love James. I grew up with him and we have been friends since Chastain. I remember when he started rapping and all the talks him and I use to have over the years, when I was really sad in high school he took me to church with him every Sunday and Wednesday I could make it, he was a very happy soul. He will be missed so much.

  12. Xavius Levy says:

    Man I’m so saddened. I remember the times we’d battle rap at Young Life at the Perkins Center. Everybody called him Skittlez. Lol He was a very talented but humble guy. You will be missed

  13. AJC says:

    I am an alumni who did not know Mr. Shearer but it is always sad to lose someone in the JSU family. RIP

  14. Asia says:

    I’ll never forget all of us coming in as freshman’s. We had an activity thing in the Walter Payton. James got on stage, of course all of us are wondering what talent he’s gonna display. Then, he start’s raping lol & doing good at that. Everyone was overjoyed laughing and going along with him. Never would have thought. God knows. My prayers and support to the Shearer Family.

  15. Princess says:

    He was truly a great person– Always smiling and wanted to make you smile. He loved JSU.

  16. Ashley says:

    He will be greatly missed. I send my condolences to his family and his peers. R.I.P.

  17. Tina Williams says:

    So sorry to lose a Tiger!

  18. Carolyn Lumpkin says:

    RIP, Mr. Shearer. My prayers are with the family, and the JSU family.

  19. Tyra White says:

    I will miss you Shearer..battle buddy, mentor. Love you.

  20. Joann says:

    My prayers are with his family, another tiger gone, James may you rest in peace.

  21. TP says:

    Was so shocked to hear about this. May God Bless his family.

  22. LM says:

    Its always sad to lose a fellow Tiger. He will be truly missed.

  23. Thomas Tolliver says:

    Gone too soon.

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