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Footprints | Tyrone Anthony Hylton - An ambitious man with a kind heart

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM

Tyrone Anthony Hylton, affectionately called Neville or 'Look Up', was born March 23, 1969, the sixth of Eunice and Oscar 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 learned auto mechanics at Browns' 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.