On the occasion of his final presentation as executive director of LSP Memphis, I wanted to add my voice to the continuing chorus of accolades for his outstanding service to this deeply important work. I can think of no one who stands higher in my humble regard than John Ashworth. He brings to this work a zeal and seriousness that does not allow one to ignore the truth to which he bears relentless witness. He is an ever flowing fountain of inspiration and stimulation. He never speaks without divulging pertinent and timeless truth. I would count him the dearest of friends and treasure to be numbered among his as well. John has done incalculable good for the cause of remembering those whose lives and treasures were victims of wanton hatred and violence. But more, John sees the healing that can and does take place and is himself an important ingredient in it. We are privileged to have had this son of Brownsville come down here and serve so nobly, leading us all to a better place closer to the beloved community.
Fred Morton, United Methodist Clergy Retired