Martha Camp Edmonds

November 27, 1945July 2, 2019

Martha Camp Edmonds, 73, of Brandon, Mississippi, went to meet her Lord Jesus Christ face to face on July 2, 2019.

Martha was born in McComb, Mississippi, on November 27, 1945, to Christine and Walter Camp. She attended Murrah High School and graduated MSCW in 1967, earning an elementary education degree. In 1968 Martha married the love of her life, Dick Edmonds. They were married 50 years.

The majority of her teaching career was at Canton Academy and Velma Jackson Elementary in Camden. She was selected Mississippi Private School Teacher of the Year twice and Madison County Public School Teacher of the Year. During these years Martha was devoted to her students. Her career was marked by a number of significant achievements, one of which was her writing, producing and directing patriotic plays which taught her students to love and honor their country. These plays became beloved traditions at her schools. She was given the rank of honorary Colonel of the National Guard for this contribution to student education.

Martha was also a lifetime member of the Canton Wedding Mafia Association. Martha was quick to laugh at herself and with others and was willing to go to any lengths for her first grade students. She was devoted to family, friends, and her husband. Her wisdom and love came from over 40 years of Daily Bible Study through Berachah Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wally and Christine Camp. She is survived by her husband, Dick Edmonds; her Brother-in-Law, David Edmonds (Nancy); Sisters: Karen Overstreet (Raymond); Robbie May (John) and Nephews: Stephen Edmonds; Kevin Edmonds (Tiffany); Wade Overstreet (April); Kane Overstreeet (Katey); and Niece, Blair Overstreet (Matt).

Visitation will be Friday, July 6, at Parkway Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10:00 a.m.

Special thanks to Martha's caregivers, Loretta Windom, Bea Brown, and Elsie Echols, who provided love and care for over a year, and Kindred Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Rick Hughes Evangelistic Ministries would be appreciated. Send donations to Rick Hughes Evangelistic Ministries, P. O. Box 100, Cropwell, Alabama (35054).


  • Dick Edmonds, Husband
  • Mrs. Edmonds also leaves her Brother-in-Law, David Edmonds (Nancy); Sisters: Karen Overstreet (Raymond); Robbie May (John) and Nephews: Stephen Edmonds; Kevin Edmonds (Tiffany); Wade Overstreet (April); Kane Overstreeet (Katey); and Niece, Blair Overstreet (Matt) to cherish her memory.

  • Rick Hughes Evangelistic Ministries


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 6, 2019


Martha Camp Edmonds

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Lindsey Adamoski

July 9, 2019

Martha was one of the kindest and funniest ladies! She was good friends with my mom, but when she first met me she treated me like an old friend and made me feel so welcome and close. I only saw her in person a few times, but her personality and love stand out in my memory. She touched many lives and will be remembered dearly.

Deborah Ozborn

July 8, 2019

My two daughters were fortunate to have Martha for their first grade teacher. She instilled in them, as well as me, a love for our country and what it means to be a citizen in this great country. I was blessed to play the piano for the first grade play for about 12+ years.
I always looked up to Martha. She could always give a different insight to me if I had a problem. Years later, when I would run into her, I always felt good and had a positive energy after talking to her. Our family loved her. We were blessed to have known her.

Maureen Marcum

July 7, 2019

We met Martha when she and Dick came to our Ridgway, CO summer home, next door to theirs, bearing gifts. Martha was a wonderful friend and neighbor and we shared many fun activities together with her and Dick. Always a fun-loving social person, she introduced us to many of their friends in Ouray and Ridgway and made us feel welcome. She was such a happy, jovial southern lady and will be dearly missed. My husband, Roger, and Dick became good buddies too. A favorite memory - her jovial laugh and personality.

Zoe Brumfield

July 4, 2019

I pray God's richest blessings for Ms. Edmonds' family. I am honored to play my bagpipes at her memorial service.

Barbie Paulson

July 4, 2019

Our encounters too few but our friendship long enough to leave a lasting imprint on my soul. I met you Sweet Martha in beautiful Ouray, Colorado and was drawn to you as everyone always was. You never knew a stranger and took people in with your great big welcoming heart. I miss you Dear One but I hear your laughter echoing through the woods and will always hold you close in the memories you left with me. Our deepest sympathy to Dick and your adoring family. Rest peacefully in your infinite reward.

Cheryl Melvin

July 4, 2019

My daughter was so fortunate to have Mrs. Edmonds as her first grade teacher at Canton Academy. She made learning fun. What a wonderful gift! She had a funny saying when things weren’t going well - we’re just having a bad day at Black Rock. We use it still! She was a wonderful person and my family was blessed to have known her. I’ll bet heaven’s a little brighter this 4th of July with her there.

Lois Fisher

July 4, 2019

Martha, I will miss you, but never forget you. You were always a happyfun-loving woman. You could turn any experience into something fun.
My prayers go out to you Dick.

Beverly Callaway Parkison

July 3, 2019

Sweet Martha sure made car pool to Murrah a lot of fun. Like the time the power went out. You just had to love her.

Susette Warynick

July 3, 2019

How does one describe sweet Martha...loving to all, caring, kind, generous, funny, a dear friend. As one of her Ouray, CO friends we shared such fun times hiking and jeeping in our beautiful San Juan Mountains. Dick and Martha shared their patriotic fervor by hosting an annual pre July 4th Patriotic Party and Sing-a-long, with flags, kazoos and lots of desserts! I will miss that big smile and hearty laugh, but Martha will never be forgotten as she has left a huge imprint on our hearts and lives. My love and prayers to her precious Dick as he grieves the loss of his beautiful soul mate.