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Marley Kanoelani Lion
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  • St. James Episcopal Church
    1872 Camp Road
    Johns Island, SC 29412

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“I knew Marley as an after school student at James Island Presbyterian. He was an awesome kid, with an outstanding sense of humor. I pray that he is...Read More »
1 of 66 | Posted by: Katie Lafayette

“I am so sorry. Rest in peace, M ”
2 of 66 | Posted by: C - Fellow AMHS Student

“Good Night, Sweet Prince....May Flights of Angels sing Thee to Thy Rest.....May the Loving Arms of Our Father comfort and keep Thee safe.... ”
3 of 66 | Posted by: Tricia Gibson - San Antonio, TX

“Rip marley.....Prayers going out to his family and friends. ”
4 of 66 | Posted by: Deshawn Senter - Jackson, TN

“Ms. Paige & family,My daughter graduated from AMHS in 2011. She had several memories of Marley. Specifically, she remembers a prayer he spoke in...Read More »
5 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I miss you soooo much Marley! ”
6 of 66 | Posted by: Brittney McDaniel - Charleston, SC

“robert and liz, words cannot express how saddened troy and i have been over hearing about this tragedy... we have just been sick over it. marley was...Read More »
7 of 66 | Posted by: emily and troy herring charleston

“To Elizabeth and family,You and Marley will always share a place in my heart. Marley's pleasant smile and quiet demeanor will always be remembered....Read More »
8 of 66 | Posted by: Gail Stewart - Charleston, SC

“When Marley was four-years-old, I taught him at Eastminster Day School. He was a delightful child in every way. My heart is broken to know that his...Read More »
9 of 66 | Posted by: Connie Chase - Columbia, SC

“I love you Marley! Watch over your family and friends because you know everyday we're gonna be looking up to you and missing you. We'll reunite...Read More »
10 of 66 | Posted by: Brittney McDaniel - Charleston, SC

“To the Family,My deepest condolences to you. Marley was a outstanding young man with a great smile and a bright future. I could only speak to him if...Read More »
11 of 66 | Posted by: Sara Wilson - Charleston, SC

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. You are surrounded by so much of Gods love right now. Hold on to that to give you strength through your time of...Read More »
12 of 66 | Posted by: Jen Clark - James island, SC

“To Marley's Family,You do not know me and nothing I can possibly say can make this any better, but I wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
13 of 66 | Posted by: Wendy Molinaroli - Charleston, SC

“I didn't know Marley but this could have just as easily been my child. Many hearts are breaking with yours. I pray that God will bring you peace...Read More »
14 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Liz- We are friends of Sally and Vance in Lexington. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your family. We didn't know Marley...Read More »
15 of 66 | Posted by: Katy Scott - Lexington, SC

“Marley Lion not only had the coolest name at Academic Magnet but he had an amazing attitude towards everything. No matter the situation Marley was...Read More »
16 of 66 | Posted by: Keegan Shelton - Cayce, SC

“Elizabeth and Robert, Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. We had the pleasure of meeting Marley on a couple of occasions and we found...Read More »
17 of 66 | Posted by: Debbie Czerniak & Alan Webb - SC


18 of 66 | Posted by: Thomas Edison Yon - Summerville, SC

“Liz and Robert - Our hearts are hurting for you. What a tremendous loss. He was such an outstanding young man. Please know that you are in our...Read More »
19 of 66 | Posted by: Von and Brenda Lipe - SC

“Sentimos mucho lo que le esta pasando Miss Paige y queremos que sepa que nuestras oraciones estan con usted y su familia por esta gran perdida ....Read More »
20 of 66 | Posted by: Julieta Garcia - North Charleston, SC

“Our deepest condolences to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this darkest of times. Carol and Seth Rice ”
21 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. ”
22 of 66 | Posted by: Ali Frick - Charleston, SC

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
23 of 66 | Posted by: Russ and Maria Cooper - SC

“We arrived in town only Sunday night and did not hear until Monday. We are so very sorry that you have lost someone so precious to you. While you...Read More »
24 of 66 | Posted by: Tom and Jo Berry - SC - Friend

“All of my memories of Marley are of him with a great big smile. (Actually, whenever I think of Liz, I always picture her with the same big smile.) ...Read More »
25 of 66 | Posted by: Leslie Minerd - Columbia, SC

“hola Mis.Paige lo siento muchisimo espero que dios le de mucha fortalesa y le mandamos nuestro apoyo dios la bendiga a usted y a toda su familia ....Read More »
26 of 66 | Posted by: ariana moreno - Nort charleston, SC

“Miss.Paige I'am so sorry what happen to Marly I give you love and hugs.love,Ashley Moreno and family. ”
27 of 66 | Posted by: Ashley Moreno - North Charleston, SC

“My sincere condolonces for your loss. Marley's family and friends are in our prayers. May his memory burn bright in our hearts forever. ”
28 of 66 | Posted by: - Johns Island, SC

“im sorry alot from what hapen to marly.ilgive you all of my love.and hugs.love,ashley moreno. ”
29 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“May God grant your hearts peace and comfort now and days to come. ”
30 of 66 | Posted by: Rochelle Burnell - charleston, SC

“Elizabeth, One can't even imagine the pain you are going through. My heart aches at your loss, such a wonderful young man your son was. My...Read More »
31 of 66 | Posted by: Margie Layman - Summerville, SC

“Nancy, Ben and Sam Allegood wish to express our sincere condolences and grief for the loss of this fine young man, his fine parents, and our friend...Read More »
32 of 66 | Posted by: Nancy, Ben and Sam Allegood - SC

“Marley is a good person. His legacy of warm & wonderful memories will always be with us. He is not dead, he is simply not with us on this earth any...Read More »
33 of 66 | Posted by: Jamie Corson - Goose Creek, SC

“I'll never forget the first time we met back in 9th grade && the friendship that was created. praying for your family. love you bud <3 ”
34 of 66 | Posted by: Helen Berry - Charleston, SC

“My heart goes out to the Lion Family. God will see you all through this difficult time. I will continue to pray for the strength of the family. ”
35 of 66 | Posted by: Waltzenia Jones Freshwater - SC

“My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of heartache and sorrow. Through tears comes healing. I know God will comfort you during this...Read More »
36 of 66 | Posted by: Judy Bostick - James Island, SC

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
37 of 66 | Posted by: - John's Island, SC

“RIP sweet Marley. You will be missed! Love you Liz! ”
38 of 66 | Posted by: Summer - Friend of mother

“Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. GOD bless you. from Toddy, Steven, Cynthia, Alex and Madison Neal. We love you. ”
39 of 66 | Posted by: The Neal Family (Mt. Zion AME) - SC

“I had the pleasure of teaching Marley Pre-Algebra. I can honestly say that he and his classmates were one of the best group of kids I have had the...Read More »
40 of 66 | Posted by: Shelly Guthrie - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Heaven is a little sweeter tonight. ”
41 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Just wanted to say im here with you. You guys lived across the street from us on Windermere. We used to love watchin all the kids come out and play...Read More »
42 of 66 | Posted by: Tracy Wilson - Charleston, SC

“My prayers are with you at this time.Harriet HolmesNorth Charleston, SC ”
43 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart is broken for you and your family. I did not know Marley personally but I felt as though I did through my son Bennett. I can tell you that...Read More »
44 of 66 | Posted by: Steve Love - Charleston, SC

“Liz and Robert, Trying to find the words to express our sorrow is impossible. Nothing measures up to what we want to say, or how we feel. You are...Read More »
45 of 66 | Posted by: Nancy Langston and David Shepp - SC

“I am so sorry for your your lost. You are in our thought and prayers. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ...Read More »
46 of 66 | Posted by: Sanorah Williams - charleston, SC

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal! ”
47 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Liz, your mission friends in Mexico, El Salvador and South Carolina are grieving with you. Marley was and will always be a blessing. One day...Read More »
48 of 66 | Posted by: Lee Patrick McDonald - SC

“I had the pleasure of meeting Marley as the statistician for the AMHS football and basketball teams. He was a pleasant, respectful young man who...Read More »
49 of 66 | Posted by: Sherry Rabon - Johns Island, SC

“I am so incredibly sorry for this great loss. I taught Marley in middle school, and he was such an amazing and unique kid! He will be missed by many!...Read More »
50 of 66 | Posted by: Nova Chartrand - Charleston, SD

“Your family is in our prayers during this difficult time & beyond. We know people who never met Marley are praying for your family, as well. May God...Read More »
51 of 66 | Posted by: David & Sharon Lincoln - SC

“May God surround you and your family with his love and protection. My memory of Marley is seeing his great smile when he came to school to see his...Read More »
52 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Duane, Robert, Elizabeth & Family,May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. ”
53 of 66 | Posted by: Maike Kowal - James Island, SC

“John 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." I love you Liz and will continue to lift you and your family in...Read More »
54 of 66 | Posted by: Susan Caulder - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the many days ahead... ”
55 of 66 | Posted by: Sheri, Evan & Ethan Mizell - SC

“GOD BLESS & R.I.P. ”
56 of 66 | Posted by: JJ Baugh - Hanahan, SC

“My deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. I know that you must surely be fine people, because I was notified of your loss through our...Read More »
57 of 66 | Posted by: Joe Pfaehler - Charleston, SC

“I didn't know Marley, but I know how much pain your family is in. I lost my 18 year old nephew 8 weeks ago. Right now all you can do is survive. ...Read More »
58 of 66 | Posted by: Kim Card - Mt PLeasant, SC

“We had the pleasure of knowing Marley because of his friendship with our daughter, Emily. He was a smart, witty, respectful young man and was loved...Read More »
59 of 66 | Posted by: Ron and Liz Gossen - Charleston, SC

“I had the pleasure to Coach Marley as a member of the AMHS Football Staff. Marley is one of those players you will always remember when you reflect...Read More »
60 of 66 | Posted by: Sean Halliburton - Goose Creek, SC

“Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your family. God's peace be with you all during this very difficult time. ”
61 of 66 | Posted by: Candice Brown - Johns Island, SC

“To the family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Marley's passing, a tragic loss at such a young age. Marley was a wonderful young man and a...Read More »
62 of 66 | Posted by: Pat & Karen Harrington - Hanahan, SC

“Marley was a special young man. Our prayers are with you. Elizabeth, Marley will always live in your heart.God will bless you, keep you and give you...Read More »
63 of 66 | Posted by: William & Donna Driskell, JenVon & William Cherry - SC

“Liz and Robert, our hearts go out to you. A bright light, a leader and a friend was taken from this world. Marley shown like no other kid, he made a...Read More »
64 of 66 | Posted by: Karen Dixon and Family - AMHS, SC

“"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God."My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
65 of 66 | Posted by: Menda P. - Mt. Pleasamt, SC

“No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. ”
66 of 66 | Posted by: LaSonya Smalls and Family (Mt. Zion) - SC


Marley Kanoelani Lion entered into eternal rest on the morning of June 16, 2012. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service in St. James Episcopal Church Ministry Center on James Island, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at St. James Episcopal Church Ministry Center on Wednesday, June 20, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Marley was born July 31, 1994 in Lihue, Hawaii, the son of William Byron Swartz and Elizabeth Mizell Paige. He graduated from Academic Magnet High School and was an incoming freshman at Clemson University. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church where he served as a crucifer.

Marley was a strong, happy and handsome young man. He was a talented musician, hard working athlete, bright student, loving son, brother and grandson, and a faithful friend. His exuberant and playful spirit, his compassionate nature, his deep strength, and his strong love blessed many lives and he will be greatly missed here.

Marley is survived by his mother and step-father, Robert Paige, of Johns Island; his father, Will Swartz of Washington State; two brothers, Ethan Miles Paige and Robert Duane Paige; maternal grandparents, Patricia Berne Mizell, Hayes Mizell and Kate Swanson of Columbia, SC; and paternal grandparents, Angie and Sam Livengood of Little River, SC and Donna and Bruce Paige of Lake Oconee, GA.

Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1872 Camp Road, Charleston, SC 29412.