Ashley was a passionate, generous soul. His “funeral”:http://www.dsbnola.com/?p=143 was a fitting tribute to a friend and again “closed”:http://toulousestreet.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/tragedy-in-two-acts/ a “sad circle.”:http://b.rox.com/2008/04/11/no-silence/

How could anyone have suspected on that day in January of 2007 as we marched to show our outrage as a City, our outrage over the murders “Dinneral Shavers”:http://foodmusicjustice.com/2007/01/09/dinerral-shavers-in-memorium/ and “Helen Hill”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Hill as well as countless others that we would find ourselves sending another “Warrior Drummer”:http://obits.nola.com/NOLA/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=107346289 Home.

Don’t forget the Family, they need our help and support. If you find any of the Nola Bloggers a valuable source of information, please consider donating to “Ashley Morris Fund”:http://www.rememberashleymorris.com/. Most of the “New Orleans bloggers”:http://page.thinknola.com/wiki/show/List+of+New+Orleans+bloggers do it for love. Give em some back.

And “tell someone you love them”:http://fematrailer.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-love-you-man.html#links, it may be your last words, and make them “words that count”:http://www.moronosphere.com/rayinneworleans/archives/what_is_ashley_morris.php.

and oh yes, “dance”:http://librarychronicles.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html#6555354353417828946

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...