Morgan Linley Swain

  • Born: June 21, 1989
  • Died: August 7, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

A beautiful soul left this earth on August 7, 2021.

Morgan shared this post with us and we feel it appropriate to share at this time.

"PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: As of this very moment, I can no longer accommodate new clients because I AM MOVING.

Ya girl is ready for the next phase in this life and in this career soooo yeah, that's what I'm doing. I've got so much love for everyone at Strawberry Blonde Salon and obviously Charleston living has been a real good time, HOWEVER... I want to do something different. That's it. No dramatic story or tear felt goodbye like I don't have a choice in the matter, because I most certainly do. Honestly the choice was simple: spread these wings and go do my thing ! Here's the tea, y'all... whether we like it or not, growth doesn't happen inside of our comfort zones and opportunities don't just com a'knockin' if you haven't even built the door, do you feel me? I learned that a long time ago. So yeah, I built a door a big one! And then a whole lotta opportunities knocked on it and now I get to go do cool stuff in a cool salon in a cool city. Like, I legit got to choose what sounded like the most fun! I had OPTIONS, y'all. It's that can't stop/won't stop energy...

My last day at the salon is 9/16. Thanks to everyone who's been supportive of me along this journey, thanks to my clients for trusting me, thanks to Amanda for believing in me and thanks to Strawberry Blonde for being the perfect place for me to grow as a stylist and as a person!"

Morgan Linley Swain, 32, of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest Saturday, August 7, 2021. Morgan's family and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1433 Battalion Drive James Island, SC at 7:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Morgan was born June 21, 1989 in Charleston, SC, daughter of the late David Gibson Swain and Jeannie Flowers Swain.

She is survived by her mother, Jeannie Flowers Swain of Charleston, SC; sister, Lisa B Johnson; brother, Andrew B Swain; niece, Wrenn Johnson; and her best furry friend in the world, Franklin N. Beans A/K/A Dirty Joe Dirt.

In addition to flowers, Morgan would have been moved by memorial donations made to: SC Chapters of Planned Parenthood, NORML, and commit Random Acts of Kindness even if you don't feel like it that day.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Morgan was one of the most kind hearted women I´ve ever met. She was an inspiration to me. Her warmth and her confidence felt infectious. Morgan´s energy touched many people. She is dearly missed every day.

Posted by Catherine - Other   November 02, 2021

I learned of Morgan's passing today when I called the salon where she worked to confirm my appointment with her. I had been looking forward to seeing Morgan and experiencing her energy. My most heartfelt condolences to her family and all those whose lives she touched. Morgan's spirit shone so so brightly!

Posted by Myra - Other   August 30, 2021

Jeannie, your Habitat family sends you our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lynn Bowley - Charleston, SC - Friend   August 21, 2021

Dear Jeannie & Andrew,
We were so sad to hear about Morgan. She was a lovely young woman with a sweet spirit. Or prayers and thoughts will be with y'all in the days to come.
Theresa Camlin & Hannah Camlin Cotton

Posted by Theresa Camlin - Moncks Corner, SC - Friend   August 16, 2021

Sending love and light in these hard times as we remember Morgan and her passionate spirit. Her fierce love for those around her will continue to change lives forever

Posted by Jade Gielecki    August 14, 2021

Jeannie, my heart breaks for you and the family. No family should have to suffer one unexpected tragedy much less two. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and myself and David's Old Coliseum family are here for you if you need anything. I pray for peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Debbie Sandefur - Friend   August 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Knew her Grandparents and so glad they did not to live through this. They loved her so much! God´s Blessings!

Posted by Dorothy Infinger    August 12, 2021

Lisa I'm so sorry to hear about your sister We will be praying for you and Wrenn and your mother.

Posted by Sandra Skipper Evans    August 12, 2021

Dearest Jeannie and Family - Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful memories bring you much comfort. We are so sorry.

Posted by Mary Worth - Moncks Corner, SC - Friend   August 12, 2021

Jeannie and Family,
My heart breaks for you. Please know I care. Will keep you close in prayer

Posted by Dee Dee DuPre    August 11, 2021

My heart breaks for each of you. I am so very sorry. Prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days.

Posted by Bonnie Cooper - Moncks Corner, SC - Family Friend   August 11, 2021

My love and prayers are with Wrenn and the Swain family. I´m so sorry for your loss. I did not know Morgan, but I know Wrenn adored her and loved her very much. Morgan will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Posted by Mike Van Lieu    August 11, 2021

I loved knowing Morgan for the last year and a half as a client. She was talented and so kind. She always took her time and we enjoyed all types of conversations. She told me she was moving and while I would miss her, I was excited for her new opportunity. She will sorely be missed in Charleston as well as among her many friends.

Posted by Barbara Barlow - CHARLESTON, SC - Acquaintance   August 11, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Morgan. We will be keeping the entire family in our prayers.

Posted by Susan & Rein Mungo - Myrtle Beach, SC - Family Friend   August 11, 2021

Jeannie, I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news of Morgan. She was such a sweet, true blue, free spirit. She played a major role in getting Leslie through her loss of Max. A true friend. My heart aches for your loss. You remain in my prayers. Hang in there my friend. Love you! Chris...

Posted by Chris Faulk - Friend   August 11, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to truly comfort you but we are are praying for y'all.

Posted by Belinda Mitchum - Moncks Corner, SC - Acquaintance   August 11, 2021

Jeanie, we send our deepest condolences to you and family. Though Andrea and I never had the chance to meet Morgan, I know from her on-line presence and how you spoke of her that we truly missed someone special. Her upbeat 'heygirl' words of encouragement for her clients and her commanding view of her own life are inspiring, they make me want to spread some love in my little neighborhood. I pray that you can take comfort in knowing that Morgan was a strong, confident and beautiful soul.

All our love,
Gary and Andrea

Posted by Gary Anderson - Costa Mesa, CA - Family   August 11, 2021

To Mrs Swain and the extended Swain family, Sending you all our love and thoughts during this devastating time. Morgan spoke so fondly of you all and felt so supported and loved by you all. Mrs Swain, Morgan spoke of her late father with such reverence and love and of you with such pride and adoration. Morgan was a talented, kind, vivacious and bright soul and we feel blessed to have crossed her path. Thinking of you all.

Posted by Jo Zablud - Charleston, SC - Acquaintance   August 11, 2021

Morgan was always inspiring people to be better humans. The way she was caring and kind with an ability to see through someone´s downfalls and find their beauty. She was one of those people that had the ability to make a difference in someone´s life by simply being a good human, the way more of us should be. We lost a beautiful compassionate soul. Sending thoughts and hugs to her family and many friends.

Posted by Samantha & Casey Atwater - Friend   August 11, 2021

Oh, sweet sweet Morgan. She was such a shining beacon of light with so much heart. So fun and caring. I'm so happy to have had the priviledge of knowing her. She will never be forgotten and always be my inspiration to enjoy what is left of this fleeting life. Rest easy, sweet one. And all of my condolences to her family and loved ones during this very difficult time.

Posted by Danette Oberg - Friend   August 11, 2021

So so sorry to hear this news. Such a vibrant o person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jeannie and the family. May Gods give you peace and comfort at this sad time.

Posted by Bobby and Jane Gibson - Westminster, SC - Family   August 11, 2021

Morgan walked through the doors of Paul Mitchell and brought with her , a smile, a talent, love for others, and blessed my life and many others throughout her journey. She made me a little promise that she would do my daughters hair and makeup for her wedding. Just a few weeks after she graduated she did just that . I will cherish my memories of Morgan forever. I am blessed to have had her in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who loved her .

Posted by Mary Jenkins - Goose Creek, SC - Friend   August 10, 2021

Sending every bit of love I have in my heart to Morgan's friends and family. I'm so incredibly sorry for this devastating loss

Posted by Shelly Shellhorn - Baltimore, MD - Acquaintance   August 10, 2021

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