Mayor Benjamin releases statement on Steve Morrison's passing

Mayor Steve Bejamin celebrates Steve Morrison in a statement released on Morrison's passing

COLUMBIA (WACH) â??Mayor Steve Benjamin celebrates Steve Morrison in a statement released on Morrisonâ??s passing.

â??Today, our city lost a true leader.â?? said Benjamin. â??Steve Morrison dedicated his life to fighting for justice and improving the lives of those around him. But he was far more than a fine attorney. He was as passionate about the arts as he was the future of the city he chose to make his home. He was a man who was as quick to laugh as he was to cut through inequality and intolerance. He committed himself to changing the standard of public education in our State and did so. â??

Mayor Benjamin goes on to say that Steve Morrison made a tremendous mark on Columbia and citizens in every field of endeavor. â??South Carolina has lost one of its finest.â?? said Benjamin.

Benjamin extends his deepest sympathies to Steveâ??s wife Gail, his son Gregory, the entire Morrison family and everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

â??He was taken from us far too soon and will be deeply missed and we keep them in our prayers.â?? Said Benjamin.

Steve Morrison was a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. His achievements include being recognized by the United Black Fund of the Midlands, the Judge Waites Humanitarian Award, induction into the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame, and the National Urban League. Morrison also served as a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.