Robert B. Mortimer, Jr., President, Mortimer National Funeral Home
Robert Bowles Mortimer, Jr., is a native of Belzoni, and grew up in Greenville. He is a graduate of Washington School, Class of 1999. Rob received a degree in Mortuary Science in 2002 from Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Rob grew up in the funeral business, began working for his father, Robert Bowles Mortimer, Sr., at the age of 12; and is currently President of Mortimer Funeral Home, Inc. Mortimer has funeral home locations in Grenada, Belzoni, Greenville, and Leland, Mississippi; as well as, Brinkley and Clarendon, Arkansas. Mortimer has five cemeteries Lakeview Gardens and Greenlawn Memorial Gardens both in Greenville, Grenada Memorial Gardens, Grenada; Pine Crest Memorial Gardens, Water Valley; and Tippah Memorial Gardens, Ripley.
Rob has a funeral service license, and insurance license in both Mississippi and Arkansas.
Rob is also a professional musician, singer/song-writer, and a Broadcast Music Inc. recording artist. He is a multi-instrumentalist and is an accomplished in the following instruments: guitar, lap steel guitar, slide guitar, piano, organ, and harmonica.
Rob is married to Lindsey Santucci Mortimer, native of Leland. The have two children Evelyn Mateele Mortimer (3 years old) and Odella Camille Mortimer (2 years old).
Rob is a member of First Baptist Church of Belzoni; Lindsey, Evelyn, and Camille are member of St. James Catholic Church of Leland.
John Selby, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Insurance Agent and Pre-need Agent
John graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1981 and attended the University of Mississippi where he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry and earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science from East Mississippi Community College. John began working at National Funeral Home in January of 1988 as a Funeral Service Apprentice. He received his Mississippi Funeral Service license in August of 1989 and has continued his career at National Funeral Home as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. John is also a fully licensed Insurance Agent and a Registered Pre-Need Agent with the State of Mississippi. He has been an active member of the Mississippi Mortuary Response Team since its formation. In November 2015, John became the General Manager of National Funeral Home.