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Michael "Seth" Morgan

Arden, NC - Michael "Seth" Morgan, 24, of Arden, NC passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Seth is survived by his daughter, Ella Grace Insley, parents, Sherry & Rob Abbot and Steve Morgan, sisters, Haley Gettinger and Savana Morgan, brother, Blake Morgan and grandparents, Jan & Harold Roupe, Maureen & Marvin Nesbitt, Joe & Nadine Morgan and Ann Morgan.

The things Seth loved most in this world were his daughter Ella, his family, fishing, camping, riding motorcycles and spending time with friends. His smile would melt your heart and his laugh was contagious. Seth was fiercely protective of those he loved and he loved with every cell of his being. Helping others was what he did best.

In his last few years Seth struggled with addiction. He came to us and asked for help. He went to rehab three times, each time staying a little longer and leaving a little stronger. When he would relapse he always wanted to go back to rehab. He desperately wanted his life back and was willing to fight for it. Seth returned to rehab on December 12, 2016. This time we all knew he was different. His attitude was amazing from the start. We all watched as he regained his self worth and self esteem. He was doing all of the right things to maintain his sobriety. The spark in his eyes returned and he was excited about his future.

The last 106 days of Seth's life we watched as a struggling young man became a humbled young man striving to right wrongs, help others in their recovery and build character. He wanted nothing more than to be a good Dad to his daughter, someone she would be proud of and be able to spend time with her on a regular basis. This is reflected in every entry of his Gratitude Journal.

Seth fought hard with everything he had but in the end, after 106 days clean, he relapsed and lost the battle. Heroin took his life in an accidental overdose. Seth knew how deeply his family loved him, that we never gave up hope and were by his side every step of the way. We had great respect for the way he fought this difficult battle. There was no shame. We are glad his last 106 days were good days. He struggles no more but is instead, flying with angels.

He was loved by many who will continue to cherish the time and memories they share with him. It will be through these stories and memories that Ella will grow up knowing what a wonderful, loving and kind man her father was.

A Celebration of Seth's Life will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00pm at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC where Seth spent many summers. Please bring memories and stories to share. A box will be available in which to drop letters to Seth, Ella or the family. To all that have given their love and support to both Seth and his family, we thank you. We were very proud of Seth.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you write a short note about Seth and do a random act of kindness for someone, giving them the note about Seth at that time. He would be honored that we are helping others as he would have done. The family also asks that you educate yourself and others about addiction. Nobody asks or wants to be an addict. Help stop the shame and stigma of addiction. Our son, like all the others suffering from this disease, was so much more than his addiction.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 20, 2017
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