2012-06-22 / Society

Marley Kanoelani Lion

July 31, 1994–June 16, 2012


Marley Kanoelani Lion with his mother Elizabeth Mizell Paige on a mission trip in El Salvadore Marley Kanoelani Lion with his mother Elizabeth Mizell Paige on a mission trip in El Salvadore Marley Kanoelani Lion entered into eternal rest on the morning of June 16, 2012. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at St. James Episcopal Church Ministry Center on James Island, Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 2: 00 p.m. Burial will be private. The family received 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, Elizabeth Mizell Paige, and stepfather, 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, S. C.; and paternal grandparents, Angie and Sam Livengood of Little River, S. C. and Donna and Bruce Paige of Lake Oconee, Ga.

Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1872 Camp Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Arrangements have been made by J. Henry Sturh, Inc., Downtown Chapel. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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