Miriam Schneider Hylton

September 29, 1930 - July 09, 2018

Miriam 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.

Guest book

Mike and Barbara Wilson

July 10, 2018

Love and prayers to all of you during this time of loss of a special lady.

Christy Bowman

July 11, 2018

Jerry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you move forward into the days ahead. May God comfort you and grant you great peace with the knowledge of seeing her again some day soon! With love!

Jim Luck

New Cumberland, PA
July 12, 2018

Steve, Jerry, and John, and all your family; I am very sorry to her of the passing of you Mom. She was a great lady. My Mom, Treva, and your parents were very close, and I am glad I got to know your Mom over the years while visiting with my parents, and later when visiting on my own. She was a blessing for all of us. I wish circumstances would let me attend her service, but I am unable to come. With prayers, and sympathy. Jim Luck I hope to see you at future Hylton gatherings.

Joyce Calloway

July 12, 2018

Precious Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss Miriam. We are so pleased she knew Jesus as her Lord and Savior. GOD Bless and Comfort All her loved Ones. We will All see her upon Christ's Return. Love and Prayers, The Calloway Family, Herb, Joyce and girls

Marye Brooks

Vinton, VA
July 14, 2018

What a gracious, caring woman of strong faith, an excellent role model for her sons. She touched us all with her love and kindness. Now she sits with G.W., a reunion of hearts in heaven. Jerry and John, our families are forever connected with threads of friendship and love. My heart is with you in this journey of loss.