Thomas Andrew Seago was born May 4, 1978, to Donald Lee and Rosemary Moore Seago. Andrew passed away peacefully at his home in Jackson, MS on September 22, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Rosemary Moore Seago, three brothers, Paul Seago (Gail), Lee Seago (Gina), and David Seago (Stacy). Andrew is also survived by his nieces, Katelyn, Anna Claire, Mary Grace, Ellie, and Annie Lou, and his nephews, Stephen, Peyton, Timothy, and Bryant. He was recently preceded in death by his father, Donald Lee Seago.
Andrew was born and raised in Jackson, MS, the youngest of four boys. He was involved in an accident at the age of four which left him with a severe spinal cord injury. As a result, Andrew lost all function of his arms and legs and the ability to breathe on his own. These life-altering physical changes formed the basis for “a life well lived”. Every day for Andrew was a miracle.
He attended Spann elementary and graduated with honors from Jackson Academy. Upon graduation he attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and received his master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. Andrew’s transition from living at home to going to college at MSU was one of the most enjoyable times of his life. The times that he spent in Starkville are legendary and his Twitter handle “legendofseago” reflected that.
A man of faith, Andrew was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Madison MS. He knew Jesus and the family is grateful that he is physically healed and he was walked through the gates of heaven by his dad.
Andrew loved his nieces and nephews and rarely missed an event in which they participated. Andrew loved eating great food and would never turn down a Shapley’s feast. Andrew loved Mississippi State University, the Chicago Cubs, and any team coached by his great friend Joey Judge. One of the joys in his life was attending as many sporting events with his family as he possibly could.
Upon graduation from MSU, Andrew dedicated his life to serving in areas of disability by volunteering with multiple non-profits in his community.
Andrew was most dedicated to Joni and Friends, whose mission is “To glorify God as we communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple, and serve people living with disability.” Andrew found his true calling in life by serving on the Board of Directors for Joni and Friends Mississippi. One of his proudest accomplishments was creating the Magnolia Classic Dodgeball Tournament, which was his vision for a major fundraising event supporting the ministry.
Andrew was able to survive as one of the longest living ventilator-dependent quadriplegics based on the level of love and care that he received from what he termed “Team Seago”. Andrew said many times in speeches that he was so appreciative of the sacrifices that “Team Seago” had made for him, but in all actuality Team Seago gained more from him than they ever could have given. Andrew became dedicated to providing others with the same level of support that he had received.
Andrew was able to live his life to the fullest because of his strong faith in God, positive attitude, hard work, and determined spirit. He had a quick wit and a sense of humor that few others possess. Andrew was propelled in life by laughter and a sense of gratitude.
Andrew would want to thank his family, friends, caregivers, and physicians for all that they did for him over his life. He could not have accomplished what he did without all of your help.
Visitation will be 1-3 pm Sunday, September 26, 2021, followed by a funeral service at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland. Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to:
Joni and Friends MS https://secure.joniandfriends.org/