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Hylton, James M.

Hylton, James M.

November 26, 1962 — October 11, 2020

James Michael (Mickey) Hylton, 57, of Bates City, Missouri passed away unexpectedly on October 11th, just hours after the passing of his mother. Mickey had numerous health issues but we think he just died of a broken heart.

Mickey was born in 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward and Sarah (Ellis) Hylton. He was their second child. Mickey graduated from Northeast High School in 1981, and entered the Navy shortly thereafter. He served as a Fireman on a ship, and served 4 years active and 4 years inactive. He was very proud of his military service, and referenced it the rest of his life. He had numerous medals and commendations, but he was especially proud of his role in the Falklands and his role in Grenada.

After his separation from the Navy, he came back to Missouri and Kansas, He worked as an Operating Engineer for over 30 years. He was certified in HVAC, Diesel Mechanics, and a sundry of other trades.

Mickey was beloved by all the members of his family, which is beyond huge. He always wanted to be up in the middle of a group telling a story, and flapping his hands. He felt it his duty to entertain EVERYONE he met, whether it be family, friends, or complete strangers. If someone didn’t go away laughing, he felt he had failed in his mission. Mickey was a fan of country music and old rock. He was a fanatical dancer. He loved singing and was always looking for an audience… no matter where he was.

Mickey is survived by his father Edward Hylton, Sr. of Bates City Missouri, his sister Vicki (Gary) Briles of Blue Springs, Missouri, their children and grandchildren, his sister Trisha (John) Parker of St. Joseph, Missouri and their children. He is lastly survived by his brother Edward (Marie) Hylton of Independence, Missouri and Marie’s brother… who Mickey viewed as his brother. He was preceded in death by his mother Sarah Ellis and both sets of paternal and maternal grandparents. Mickey is survived by almost 200 first and second cousins. He was fiercely loyal to friends and family. His last words to our mother was “Mom you go ahead and go now… I’m going to be close behind you… I’ll Love you forever”. I think he just couldn’t face life with her gone, and just stopped breathing.

Visitation 10AM, services 11AM, Saturday, October 17 at The Life Church, 10400 View High Dr., Kansas City, MO; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation 10AM, services 11AM, Saturday, October 17 at The Life Church, 10400 View High Dr., Kansas City, MO; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Hylton, James M.'s Guestbook

Mickey...words cannot express the sorrow that fills my heart right now..you were one of my few 'real' friends that I had. In fact, you were one of my best friends.... I was there with you when you got the call from your sister about your mom's passing. With tears in your eyes you looked at me and I knew what you were about to say, "Momma passed away". I will always be glad that I was there for you. I will forever be blessed to have had you in my life as my friend. I will never forget you babe! Go fly high in Paradise Uncle Mickey!

Stephanie Paxton

Mickey, it just does not seem really real that you are truly gone. I have been tryin to ponder this all over in my mind. I am sooo glad that if you had to leave us, that you were able to go with mom. As I know she worried about you your entire life thru. And we told her that we would take care of you and look after you for her. But I fully expect you to keep on singing and dancing and keepin everybody up there entertained. And watching over us all down here. I love you little big brother. Go fly High with the angels. Love yer baby sister trisha

Trisha Parker

You looked so nice and stress free when we saw you today Mickey. It has been years since you looked this stress free. Peaceful. We will miss you so much my almost twin. I didn’t want to lose you but if I had to, I’m so glad you went with mom. I know you are both singing in Heaven!! I love you so much.

Vicki Briles

Mickey...it's hard being a big brother but I tried. I don't regret picking on you, but I do regret hurting you. When Pop called, our hearts were broken and we came immediately. I know your heart was broken when a mere hours before Mom passed away. You told her you was close behind..but even with your failing health we just didn't believe it would be that very day. I know your heart was broken. It was easy to see. I know you wanted to be with mom. I think you just quit breathing because you decided with her gone, you just didn't want to be here anymore. Well little brother you will be with her thru eternity. I hope you get the peace you was searching for. You always held such a special place with her. Now you can rest and not have to worry about breathing or your heart failing... Rest In Peace Little Brother.

Edward Hylton

I always tryed to make time for my Nephew. Mickey you will be missed and always remembered. God bless you.

Charlesa McBride

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