The couple met when they were both studying at Florida A&M University
Jamar and AnnMari Robinson were on vacation at a beach resort in Puerto Rico when they were both pulled into the ocean by a current and drowned. The incident occurred on Sunday at Condado Beach, according to the Daily Mail.
Read More: Bond denied for father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying
AnnMari was swimming at the beach behind La Concha hotel when she was dragged out to sea. Her husband went in after her, but was also caught in the current. Bystanders attempted to save them but were unable to do so.
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Jamar and AnnMari Robinson. My deepest condolences go out to the Robinson family and to the Westlake High School students, faculty, and alumni.
— David Scott (@repdavidscott) November 11, 2020
Read More: Lenox Square robbery victim arrested by Atlanta police
The couple left behind two teenage sons, 14 and 15. One of the them has special needs, according to The Daily Mail.
The Robinsons were prominent figures in the Atlanta area. Jamar was the principal of Westlake High School in South Fulton, Georgia and AnnMari was an assistant professor at Georgia State, working towards a Ph.D. In 2014, Jamar was named an Outstanding Georgia Citizen.
Mr. Jamar Robinson’s legacy will live on in the leaders he helped cultivate. There were two things he did better than anyone. He couldn’t be out dressed and his Twitter game was unparalleled. Today we honor him with both. CHS today is #ONEWESTLAKE! pic.twitter.com/kMlHlK6jgo
— Eric Williams (@EAWilliamsEDU) November 12, 2020
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, an official for the Fulton County school system released a statement about Jamar.
“Robinson was an inspirational leader who brought joy with his passion for education and his students,” the statement said. “We join the community in remembering him and expressing our condolences to his family.”
The dean of George State, Nancy Kropf, said that AnnMari was a “beloved and admired member of the faculty.”
Read More: At least five people on newly relaunched Caribbean cruise test positive for the coronavirus
The couple met when they were both studying at Florida A&M University, before eventually settling in the Atlanta area.
@Banneker_HS will be going @westlakelions BLUE tomorrow to honor our brother and friend, Principal Jamar Robinson and his wife AnnMari. Gratitude cannot begin to express what it means to me that I was able to share in his tremendous life. Rest in heaven my friend. pic.twitter.com/R1beEwlDoQ
— Jason Stamper, EdD (@jasonjstamper) November 12, 2020
Have you subscribed to theGrio’s podcast “Dear Culture”? Download our newest episodes now!
TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. Download theGrio today!
The post Atlanta couple drown on Puerto Rico vacation, leave behind 2 sons appeared first on TheGrio.