Morgan James McLamb

September 18, 1975May 23, 2013

Morgan James McLamb, age 37, passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior, on Thursday May 23, 2013. Morgan was born on September 18, 1975, in Denver, CO, beloved son of Rose Marie McLamb and the late James Milton McLamb. Morgan graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School in 1993 and from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1997. He married Amy Sies in 2003 and they lived together in Raleigh, NC.

Morgan was dedicated to his career as a Senior Firefighter with the City of Raleigh Fire Department. He truly loved his job and had an indisputable work-ethic. His servant’s heart showed in his passion for community outreach and education, as well as his desire to care for others. He will be remembered by his brothers and sisters in the Fire Department for his positive attitude, no matter the situation as well as for his infectious energy and smiling face.

Morgan never thought of his battle with cancer as a burden, encouraging those around him not to hate the cancer - telling them “don’t hate, hate hardens.” He also inspired many people to join his fight and raise money through team “Fired Up For Morgan” at Duke’s annual Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk in April.

Morgan’s driving forces were his faith in God and his love for his family. He was passionate about living a life filled with the Spirit, and was an active member of Potter’s Hand Bible Church in Apex, NC. He lived out his Faith, not just in the walls of his church but also in every aspect of his life. He loved listening to music, and praise music was the song of his heart for God. Another way Morgan showed the love of “his” Jesus everyday was through fostering a strong and close family. Though his family was spread from Colorado to North Carolina and beyond, he held each member of his family close to his heart. On a given day, he could be found at breakfast with his Mom, at the park with his children, or having coffee and fellowship at the local Starbucks with one of past or present co-workers. Morgan’s expression of family was defined by both relation and relationship, forming bonds that blurred the lines of friendship and family.

Morgan is survived by his wife, Amy, his daughter, Avery, age 4, and his son, Carson, age 2. He also is survived by his mother, Rose McLamb, of Raleigh.

The family will receive friends and family on Monday, May 27, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 28from Providence Baptist Church, 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. Private graveside services will follow at Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, NC.

Memorial donations can be made in Morgan’s name to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215. Donations to the “Morgan J. McLamb Children Education Fund” can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank branch location. The McLamb family will be the sole beneficiary of all funds.

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  • Visitation Monday, May 27, 2013
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Jennifer House

September 15, 2014

To the young family of a very special man- I am deeply sorry or your loss. It is with a very heavy heart that I learn too late of his passing. He was a love from my past that will always part of my heart. Reading upon the articles I have found this morning have been a shock, life is too short and a blessing at the same. I wish peace and happiness to Morgans family. My heart is very happy to know Morgan had two children. He knew what real love was.

The Compassionate Friends of Wake County

June 15, 2013

Dear Ms. McLamb,
It is with a heavy heart that we send this message to you. Sadly, we have learned about the passing of your beloved son Morgan. There are simply no words that can adequately express what it is to suffer the loss of a beloved child. We are bereaved parents who have suffered this devastating loss. We want to reach out to you in behalf of our group The Compassionate Friends of Wake County, a non-profit and non-denominational support group that consists solely of parents who have lost a child. We are part of the worldwide organization The Compassionate Friends which can be accessed at Our website is on the latter which you can get to by clicking on Chapter Locator and then going to NC. Our group meets twice a month in Raleigh. If you have any questions, please call our message line 919-833-4022. There is always a bereaved parent on call who should get back to you in one to three days. We are so sorry for your loss and please know that you and your precious child are in our thoughts and prayers.
With caring and concern,
The Compassionate Friends of Wake County

June 5, 2013

May God's loving words found at Ps.72:12-13 comfort your family at this difficult time With Deep Sympathy

Marsha Adkins

June 5, 2013

Amy, I know you are tough, and this has got to be the hardest time for you. Your children have a strong family around them.
Morgan was a wonderful & smart man. We are all better for knowing him.

louie b retired ral ff

May 30, 2013

god bless your family and all my brother firemen morgan you leave a beautiful memory thank you

Rachael Smith

May 29, 2013

To Morgan's Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Having known Morgan a long time ago, he is one of the most caring, hardworking, and sweetest people I have ever had the chance to know. I used to work with him at Starbucks in the late 1990s. From reading others' posts, Morgan was loved, and will be missed, by many.

Carmen Weaver

May 28, 2013

I had the honor of meeting and working with Morgan many years ago when I worked as a paramedic. He was a truly amazing person! He touched a lot of lives and will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with the McLamb family. May God give you strength and comfort during this time.

Virginia Triplette

May 28, 2013

Amy and Rose,

Praying for God's comfort and peace.

Tara Hewitt

May 28, 2013

I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. You and Morgan have always been on mind and in my heart. I am so happy you both found each other and were able to create this beautiful family and life. May these memories give you peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

wayne johnson

May 27, 2013

very good of the best people on Earth