Elder Morrison extended a call to me when he was serving in the UK. What a
wonderful gentleman. He gave loving and wise counsel and was an inspiration to
me. He is a man that I have always held in high esteem since that first meeting.
I will miss him. Condolences to all the Morrison family.
As someone who never got to meet Elder Morrison, but who has been blessed by a
friendship with one of his daughters, reading the comments about him made my
heart very happy.God be with you 'til we meet again, Elder Morrison!
His informed and wise teaching about mental illness in a gospel context was very
welcome.Kevin J. Black, MDSt. Louis, MO
He is going to be missed. Who else is.like him?
Truly a great man. Alex was a good friend, leader, boss, faithful member of the
church, family man, and one of the smartest people I have ever met. My deepest
sympathies to Shirley, his wife, and to his children and grandchildren - he will
be missed. I served with him in multiple capacities and taught several of his
children in the Ottawa Branch Sunday School.
I am blessed to have been taught by such a humble and great teacher. My
condolences to Sis Morrison and family.
Elder Morrison gave us a great pattern for our lives.😊
I liked Elder Morrison. He was the first LDS General Authority I knew who
addressed mental illness as being something other than a need to repent. He
was a great man. Very compassionate. He will be missed.
Truly a distinguished, accomplished man with infinite empathy for others.
Starvation is a life-&-death matter. Each time I eat I ask Heavenly Father
to make me ever-mindful of those who don't have food & to help them in
any way I can.
Elder Morrison had a significant influence in my life. I wanted to be more like
he was, especially with compassion and concern for others. He is one of the
major reasons I went to Africa. I send love and tender feelings to the family
Great life of service.
One thing I particularly appreciated about Elder Morrison was his effort to
de-stigmatize mental illness within the LDS culture (NOT the LDS doctrine, I
wish to clarify), a culture that has tended to take a self-righteous,
condescending view toward people who struggle with mental illness. Overcoming
mental illness is much, much more than PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) and
repeating "I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful." Because of
Elder Morrison's efforts, I have observed a kinder, more compassionate
attitude about mental illness within the LDS church.
Dear Morrison Family-- Just want you to know Elder Morrison's book about
Africa and the one about mental illness were important to our family and made a
big difference for us. We always have- and will continue- to remember him
with gratitude and love.
I was just thinking about Elder Morrison the other day and how much I loved
hearing from him in conference. He was a man of compassion and that was clearly
manifested in his behavior, his writing, and his talks. He has had a profound
impact on many people, of which I am one. God bless his family and may he rest
in sweet peace. He deserves it.
A truly humble, Christlike man and leader with a huge heart. Condolences to his
family and loved ones. Thanks for caring for those often forgotten by the world,
the poor, the hungry the mentally ill.