The life of one of the university’s most talented young alumnae is being remembered with an Ole Miss Women’s Council Leadership Fund named in her honor. Jennifer Lawrence Bordelon, 35, passed away on June 8, leaving behind her husband of 10 years, James Gerald Bordelon, whom she met at Ole Miss, and their three small sons: Theodore James Bordelon, 4, Henry Fitzgerald Bordelon, 2, and Louis Lawrence Bordelon, 11 months.
A star student her entire life, Jen enrolled at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2005 as an Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholar and a Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Scholar. Jen achieved much during her time at the university, including being voted Miss Ole Miss and elected Kappa Delta sorority president.
Jen Lawrence Bordelon points out her brick in the Walk of Fame. Jen was Miss Ole Miss in 2009.
Jen’s quest for knowledge had no end. After she graduated from Ole Miss, Jen completed challenging postgraduate work with the Mississippi Teacher Corps in Tunica, Mississippi. Later, she earned a juris doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law and worked as a political consultant and strategist.
Jen was accomplished, radiant and inspiring, earning many accolades, degrees and awards in her young life. Today, we have a chance to honor this amazing young woman by ensuring the opportunities she enjoyed at Ole Miss are available to other bright young students.
The Jennifer Lawrence Bordelon Leadership Fund will honor her life and legacy in perpetuity and will provide income for operating the leadership-mentorship aspect of the OMWC Scholarship program — a part of the scholarship Jen benefited from. Please pay tribute to her brilliant life by making a gift to the Jennifer Lawrence Bordelon OMWC Leadership Fund.
Please click the links to give via Apple Pay, Venmo, PayPal and all major credit cards. To find out more about the Ole Miss Women’s Council’s effort to honor Jen’s life, contact Suzanne Helveston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-915-2956.
Jen met her husband, James, when they were both undergraduates at Ole Miss. Together, they have three children.