Gardner Funeral Home

Miriam Schneider Hylton
September 29th, 1930 - July 9th, 2018

Miriam Schneider Hylton - b.1930-09-29 d.2018-07-09Miriam Schneider Hylton, 87, of Christiansburg, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday July 9, 2018. Born September 29, 1930, the oldest of Leighton A. Schneider and Mary Alexander Schneider in New Windsor, Maryland. She graduated with honors from New Windsor High School in 1947. That same summer she met her future husband, G. W. Hylton, they were married in 1950. Mariam is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 59 years and a great grandchild: “Chip” Sesco. She was a member of Christiansburg Church of the Brethren since 1950 where she taught Sunday School, first for children, then adults for over 20 years. She sang in the choir and served many of the church committees until her health created problems. Mariam accepted the Lord and Savior at 9 years of age. She witnessed all three of her children accept the Lord at an early age. She is survived by 3 sons: Steve Hylton, Jerry Hylton (Shirley), and John Hylton (Melissa); six grandchildren: Kari (Eric) Dulaney, Michael (Tracie) Smith, William Sesco (Gwen), Lynn Sesco (Missy), Joseph E. Dirico, Jacob M. Dirico; eight great grandchildren: Meredith Malayne Smith, Adyson Paige Smith, Gavin Walker Hylton, Aubrey Brooke Dulaney, Christopher Sesco, Matthew Sesco, Tori Sesco, Gabe Sesco; great-great grandchildren: Cali Sesco, Sirena Sesco, Hadley Sesco; sisters: Phyllis Rice (Ernie), Lois Duble (Jerry); brother: Mitchell Schneider; sister-in-law: Shirley Richards (Robert). Funeral Services will be Friday July 13, 2018 at 11 AM at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Hylton and Pastor Clyde Hylton officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Branch Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 pm Thursday July 12, 2018 at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 PM. Flowers will be appreciated, or donations may be made to Gideons International or Stonewall Church Building Fund. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of the 7th floor of Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion. Online condolences may be made or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home.