An am­bi­tious man with a kind heart

Jamaica Gleaner - - FOOTPRINTS - TY­RONE AN­THONY HYL­TON

Ty­rone An­thony Hyl­ton, af­fec­tion­ately called Neville or ‘Look Up’, was born on March 23, 1969, the sixth of Os­car and Eu­nice Hyl­ton’s 10 chil­dren.

His birth was met with great ju­bi­la­tion be­cause he was the first boy af­ter five girls.

Af­ter leav­ing Mile Gully High School, he learnt auto me­chan­ics at Brown’s Garage. He was a very am­bi­tious young man who wanted to be his own boss so his par­ents as­sisted him in own­ing his first car which he used as a taxi.

He was very in­dus­tri­ous, so he soon ven­tured into farm­ing, lo­cally and abroad, through the farm work pro­gramme. He had a keen sense of hu­mour that en­deared him to ev­ery­one he met. He had a kind heart and was very gen­er­ous and help­ful. Many sto­ries abound about his jovial spirit and gen­eros­ity. One of his great gifts was singing. This tal­ent came to the fore when he be­came a mem­ber of the In­gle­wood Shiloh Apos­tolic Church. His friends re­count that when­ever a crowd was gath­ered at school, it was be­cause he was singing. He used his gift to the ben­e­fit of oth­ers and to the glory of God.

Like many Ja­maicans, he mi­grated to the United States to seek greener pas­tures. Un­for­tu­nately, his dream was cut short as he fell ill and was soon di­ag­nosed with can­cer. Be­fore his peace­ful slum­ber, he called the mem­bers of his Church and reaf­firmed his faith.

He leaves to mourn mother Eu­nice Hyl­ton, daugh­ter Shanalee Hyl­ton, seven sis­ters, three brothers, nieces, neph­ews and a host of other rel­a­tives and friends. This life’s jour­ney has ended, but his foot­prints re­main through the an­nals of time.

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