Rodney Montel Ashworth

September 14, 1954January 22, 2018
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Rodney Montel Ashworth was born September 14, 1954, to the union of Robert and Doris (Crawford) Ashworth of Jackson, MI. He confessed Christ at an early age and loved the Lord. He attended worship service under the watch care of Faith Temple Word of Faith Ministries. Rodney graduated from Sheffield High School in Memphis TN. His hobbies included basketball, music, and auto detailing. Rodney held his first job at Good Year Tire & Rubber Company for 8 years before working at Edscha for over 23 years. He was an active, dedicated employee for the Eaton Corporation for over 10 years. He was a cheerful giver and very encouraging to the people that knew him. He was enthusiastic about work. Rodney was compassionate, kind, dependable, and trustworthy. He was a giver. He gave freely and never expected anything in return. Rodney was a people person. He was a breath of life to many. His presence will be missed by all who knew him. On Monday, January 22, 2018 the Lord called him home. He leaves to cherish his memories: mother, Doris E. Ashworth; the love of his life for 35 years, Patricia Lorriaine Brown; his brother, Edward E. Ashworth (Nakita); sister, Lauri Deener; one nephew, DeAndré Deener; two nieces, Jasmine Deener, NaTasha Ashworth; one great nephew, Nixon Anderson; special God-daughter, Angela Oduro (Kofi); God-son, Evangel LaShawnn Trice; special friends, Evangel Trice and Austin Ellis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and special coworkers. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ashworth; grandmothers, Florence (Edward) Ashworth, Margaret Goodman; his grandfather, Thomas Tenneyson; and his aunt, Pauline Ashworth-Johnson. Funeral services will be held at the Faith Temple Word of Faith Ministries (1020 N. Blackstone St. Jackson) on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. with family hour beginning at 11:00 A.M. Burial Woodland Cemetery.


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Yvonne Neilson

February 3, 2018

Rodney was a true gentleman - I never saw him lose his temper, speak badly of anyone, or even act discouraged. I enjoyed knowing him and wish I would have stayed in touch with him and Pat after I left the credit union in 2007. Rest in peace, Rodney. I know you were welcomed to heaven with open arms.

L Williams

January 29, 2018

I have known Rodney my entire life from living on Wall street. Everyone knows Rodney will be out soon washing his car :). Every day seemed like he was out washing his car. Very pleasant man, I'm sure all of Wall street will miss seeing him.

Terry Reddick

January 29, 2018


Charie Williams

January 29, 2018

RIH Rodney I'm truly gonna miss your smile and your advice about life.If I would have known the last time I saw you would be it I would have talked to you all day.Wishing the family my deepest heartfelt condolences.

Ray Gutierrez

January 29, 2018

Ms. Pat and Ashworth Family, I am sorry to hear about Rodney's passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. I had the pleasure of being Rodney's supervisor at Eaton. He spoke very highly of Ms. Pat, Mother, Brother and Memphis, TN. I will miss his smile and his stories of growing up in Memphis. May God Bless.

shirell reddick

January 29, 2018


Danon Reid

January 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Rodney while working at Eaton in 2017. He was by far one of the most encouraging and loving-hearted individuals at the workplace. We had many conversations about Jesus and the life of faith. I know he is in Heaven. My prayers are with his family during this time of bereavement.

Marilyn Ingram-Madison

January 28, 2018

To the family of Rodney, my sincere condolences and prayers to you in you time of sorrow. May the Lord give you strength, and may you find comfort in your loving memories of your Rod.

Larry Wrozek

January 28, 2018

To Rodney's beloved family my prayers are with you. Rod I will miss you to no end may you have a blessed time in heven save a place near you for me.

Faith Ghannam

January 28, 2018

Such found memories of Rodney.....a great guy who will be missed,David Ghannam