George “Kirby” Marion went home to be with his Savoir on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. He passed away after a battle with an eating disorder. He overcame many challenges and fought a hard fight. He was a gentle, compassionate soul who loved people.
This was Kirby’s mission statement written by him before he passed away:
“It is my mission to live a happy life in which I find joy in small achievements and balance in my labors. To continue to recover and find love of self and life. To be conscience of other people and to become an individual of trust. To believe in and know key moral values which I promote such as peace and the good news of Christ. To strive to obtain a balanced self esteem and become closer to myself and Christ.”
He was preceded in death by his pawpaw, Wilkie; his brother, Victor Beddingfield, who he never met on this earth; and his cousin, Adam Bishop.
He is survived by his mom, Geraldine; his dad, George; two sisters, Angela and Lynn; a brother-in-law, Michael; a brother, Milton; three nieces, Shalee, Kiah and Caitlin; two nephews, Seth and Steven; a great niece, Olivia; two great nephews, Knox and Jaden; his mawmaw, Ruby; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
We all love him very much, and we will hold his memory in our hearts until we see him again.
This is a prayer written by Kirby:
“Oh God, I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sin. I now turn to Jesus for forgiveness, and I thank you for what you have done for me through him. I received Jesus into my heart, and I want him to be the Lord of my life. I want to follow him in fellowship of his church. Take charge of me, Lord. Help me in my problems. Lift the burdens of my heart. Make a new person out of me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. View Baptist Church in Tuxedo. The Rev. Sherrill Moore will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. before the service in the church, and at other times they will receive friends at the home of Ruby Heatherly.