Marion "Leo" Killion

May 9, 1987March 30, 2019

Marion “Leo” Killion was Promoted to Glory on March 30, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Leo’s personality was larger than life and he loved Jesus with all he had.

Leo was born on May 9, 1987 in Tyler, Texas and lived in Fayetteville AR, Charlotte NC, Waynesville NC, Aiken SC, Atlanta GA, Laurel MS, Lynchburg VA and Asheville NC.

Leo attended The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College as a member of the “Heralds of Grace” Session and was commissioned (ordained) as an officer and minister in The Salvation Army in June of 2015. Even before his commissioning you would find Leo ministering to and loving on those that everyone else had turned their back on…the addict, the homeless or the lonely child. Leo was on FIRE for the Lord and wanted everyone to know that there was grace, love and salvation for them.

In 2017 Leo met the woman who would soon become the love of his life, second only to Jesus. She brought a smile to his face that had never been seen and loved him in a way that no human had. He married his beloved Aline Fernandes Killion on June 6, 2018. In their short 10 months as husband and wife they experienced happiness and love that they never imagined was possible.

Leo is survived by his wife, Aline; Furbaby, Cooper; adoptive parents, David and Pu Chon Davis, David and Angela Repass; his birth mother, Suzanne Killion; and adopted siblings Gary, Kimberly, Michael, Steven and Thomas. Leo loved and was loved by many but he held a special place in his heart for his spiritual band of brothers.

We will celebrate Leo’s life on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Salvation Army Belmont Corps located at 901 Belmont Ave., Charlotte, NC. Friends and Family will be received from 9:30 am -11:15 am, and the Celebration of Life will begin at 11:30 am.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Leo's Life Thursday, April 4, 2019

Marion "Leo" Killion

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Russell Henderson

April 12, 2019

I knew him as Marion, from Camp Heart O' Hills in Tahlequah, OK. He was one of my campers and later a fellow staffer, and was always a pleasure to be around. As a fellow Marvel nerd, he was always good to share reactions to whatever recent Marvel movie recently released. I've got nothing but fond memories of him.

Rest well, friend.

David Bradley

April 6, 2019

Leo was very nice to my father, Arvel, and myself. Leo was a friend and helped me do things through the Salvation Army church in Asheville, NC. He will be missed. May God comfort all.

Alice Hicks

April 5, 2019

We shared many memories together during his time in Asheville. He is and always will be my adopted grandson. I will miss him and love him always.

Robert Snow

April 5, 2019

I remember leo when he would pastor on Sundays at the chapel in Lynchburg Virginia. I was a resident there at the time. He was always very kind and friendly and had a smile on face everyday. I enjoyed his sermons because he simplified and helped you understand the scripture. I am very sorry to Leo's family and his wife. He was I believe a man after God's heart. Isaiah 26:19 those who die in the Lord will live their bodies will rise again those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people in the place of the dead!

Sara Orozco

April 4, 2019

Leo was so kind and loving. He was always willing to listen and comfort. He was also super funny! I am so blessed to have known him.

Darla Gontner

April 4, 2019

Your friendship meant so much to me Leo. Especially when we were in Waynesville. You will be truly missed. Heaven has surely gained a special servant of Christ♡

Stacy Fox

April 4, 2019

Marion and I met the summer of 2005, we were on the VTeam together and became good friends. In the following years we would run into each other at events where he would ask me how I was doing spiritually. He absolutely loved the Lord and wanted to make sure everyone knew Jesus personally. He was a great guy that will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with his wife and family.

Colonel Ernest and Mrs. Whilamena Miller

April 3, 2019

We have kind memories of knowing Leo. We pray for all of the family and those who loved him. He will be missed by the many lives that he touched. We will miss his smile and friendly manner and his sermons that were so spirit filled. Please know that you will be in our prayers .

Colonel Ernest A. and Mrs. Whilamena Miller

Nichole Rodriguez

April 3, 2019

Leo was the definition of love. He was compassionate, caring, funny, charismatic, and sincere. He had no trouble introducing himself to strangers and reaching out to others in their time of need. He had a way of making you smile and laugh like no other.

Prayers are continually being lifted up to his family and friends. He is missed.

clarence bradbury

April 3, 2019

We were deeply saddened to learn of Leo's sudden departure last weekend. It was a pleasure to know him and appreciate his fun-loving ways and zeal for the Lord while he attended EBC in Atlanta. We are praying for Aline, along with family members and friends. May God's abiding presence sustain them in their grief.