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Late Ole Miss Law Alumnus Honored by Scholarship Campaign
Richie Edmonson (right) enjoyed attending Ole Miss basketball games at the Tad Pad with (from left) his brother Stephen Edmonson, his father Richard Edmonson Sr., and brother Will Edmonson.
Richie Edmonson (right) enjoyed attending Ole Miss basketball games at the Tad Pad with (from left) his brother Stephen Edmonson, his father Richard Edmonson Sr., and brother Will Edmonson.


Richie Edmonson

The Ole Miss family lost a respected attorney and beloved person with the passing of Richie Edmonson Jr. of Madison, Mississippi. His 2015 death came after a long, valiant battle with ALS, and now an Ignite Ole Miss campaign has been launched to fund a scholarship in his name.

More than $14,000 has been given toward the $25,000 campaign goal, the minimum level needed to fund a permanent scholarship endowment.

“Richie was always very goal-oriented. He would see something he wanted to accomplish and he would never give up until he had achieved his goals. He had a great drive and determination to succeed at everything he attempted,” said Lisa Bane, Richie’s wife. “I think he would be very honored to know that this scholarship is helping other people reach their own academic goals at the university he loved so much.”  

Edmonson chose the University of Mississippi for his college home, earning both undergraduate and law degrees. He excelled in academics, particularly in his pursuit of his legal education, and was active in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Phi Delta Phi and the Mississippi Law Journal staff. In addition, this well-rounded student was active in intramural sports, with flag football as his favored activity.

Edmonson was a partner at Markow Walker law firm for 24 years and was an A-rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell. He enjoyed spending time with Lisa and their three daughters as well as mountain and road biking, running, hunting, and white water rafting.

Edmonson’s colleagues, friends and family have created Richie’s Fund – a scholarship to pay tribute to this exceptional Ole Miss graduate by providing assistance in perpetuity to law students.

Gifts of all sizes will combine to honor and expand Edmonson’s legacy by impacting students’ lives in meaningful ways. Please click here to donate to Richie’s Fund.