Mr. Marion V. Burns, 77 years old of Hilton Head, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Hilton Head Hospital. Marion attended nearby Voorhees College and took advanced studies at American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Before working tirelessly for Penn Center, Marion spent decades excelling in the corporate world. For nearly three decades, he moved up the ranks at New York Life, which specializes in life and health insurance, annuities, and investment products. Marion started at the Fortune 500 Company as an agent, who sold company products. He eventually became an executive managing consultant in the company’s New York headquarters. He was also the managing partner of the NYL New Jersey branch office. That operation generated nearly $300 million in revenue each year. As a managing partner, Marion oversaw a staff of more than a dozen people and 70 agents.
Marion’s professional activities also kept him busy. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP. He chaired the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Dedicated Men of Jasper County. He served on the Greater Bluffton Leadership Council.
Before starting his professional life, Marion served two years in the U. S. Army as a sergeant. While serving in Vietnam, the military honored Marion for his heroism in combat by awarding him a “Bronze Star” with Valor.
Marion enjoyed golfing and collecting vintage music.
He leaves behind a loving family which includes; his daughter, Drakeel Burns of East Windsor, NJ, Elick Moore of Haines City, FL, Jesse Moore (Geanie) of Lakeland, FL, Herbert Moore of Haines City, FL, Billy Mack of Brooklyn, NY, and a host of nieces, nephews, other close relatives, and dear friends.
A Walk Thru will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Bostick Funeral Home in Ridgeland, South Carolina from 5-7 PM
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, at PENN CENTER on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina at 10:00AM
There will be a Visitation on Friday, August 6, 2021, at PENN CENTER from 9:15-10:00 AM
Burial will take place at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina
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