Eugenia E. Hylton

Born: Thu., Oct. 11, 1917
Died: Fri., Mar. 30, 2018

Private Services


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

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Eugenia  “Jenny”   Hylton
Beloved Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin , and a friend to many, Eugenia Eurilda “Jenny” Hylton was the undeniable source of strength and love to all who knew her.  Jenny, or Mama, as she was known to many, was called to have a seat at God’s table on Good Friday, March 30, 2018.  Born to the late Charles DaCosta (Calcutta, India) and Helen May Petinaud (Kingston, Jamaica) on October 11, 1917, in Camaguey, Cuba, Jenny was the first of 5 children in a loving and busy household.
At the age of nine, Jenny migrated with her family to Jamaica.  There, she completed her education at Excelsior College and later met her beloved, John Vincent Hylton, and together, gave birth to six of their seven children - Barbara, Melova, Donald, John, Sonia and Ellen. Their seventh child, Maureen, was born in the USA.
In 1948, Jenny migrated to New York City and worked as a Bank Teller in Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase).  She relocated to Painesville, Ohio, in 1953, where she held positions as a Teller in a local bank, and served as Secretary with the Episcopal Home for Girls and the YMCA, retiring from the YMCA after serving 13 years.
Jenny relished her life and the social pace in Painesville.  She served as a bridge in keeping the flow of Caribbean culture alive and well within the community; participating in several clubs and organizations, and serving as Secretary for a West Indian Club, in Cleveland.  Dancing to the sounds of Calypso and Reggae tunes, were joyous moments for her, and she delighted in cooking and entertaining family and friends.  Her much-favored Caribbean recipes are included in a book that she authored and entitled, “Jenny’s Cooking.”  A vast reader, Jenny’s hobbies also included playing the piano, crocheting, pottery-making, and Word Search.   Travel highlights included trips to Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
In the summer of 1988, after resident in Painesville for 35 years, Jenny and John said farewell to a lovely life in Painesville, and moved to Olney Maryland to be nearer to their children, living on the East Coast.
Jenny was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John Hylton, in 1991; her 2 sisters, Mercedes Forbes in 1994 and Thelma Gibson in 2017. She leaves behind to cherish her memory 7 children, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends. She will be most remembered for her unwavering devotion, energy, and her generosity of spirit, and will be missed deeply by all who loved her.
Relatives and friends may visit on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882.
The funeral service is Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10am at St. John's Episcopal Church,  3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832.
The burial is private and will be at Norbeck Memorial Park.

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Michael and Willy Bernal
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Our condolences for your loss. Aunt Jenny was a wonderful person and we are glad to be part of her family. Our love goes out to all of you. We will not be able to attend the funeral, as we will be travelling to visit Nicole.

Donna Robinson
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Donna Gibson.

Dear Hylton Family, We all have lovely memories of Aunt Jenny. She was an example to all of us. A strong, beautiful woman with a good heart. Keep these memories close as you go through this difficult time. My heart is with you. In Deepest Sympathy & Love, Donna Gibson

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