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HYLTON RICHARD PARKINSON JR. OBITUARY
Hylton Richard Parkinson Jr., age 59, of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, GA after battling cancer.
He was born on Friday, September 11, 1959, to Johnetta Leola Richardson-Parkinson and the late Hylton Richard Parkinson Sr., in Monrovia, Liberia. He attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Elementary School; Cathedral School, and St. Patrick’s High School in Monrovia, Liberia. He was the son of a United Nations Environmental Health Engineer, which led to his life of travel to Nepal; Bangladesh; India; Thailand; Prairie View; Houston; New Jersey; Maryland; Florida and Georgia.
Hylton (known to some as “JR”, “Junior”, “G I Moko”, “Bowlegged-Lou”) was a charismatic, loving, generous, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend who excelled in mechanical engineering. He enhanced his education at Civil Aviation Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand and Prairie View A&M University of Texas.
Hylton was preceded in death by his father, Hylton Richard Parkinson, Sr.; and sister, Laurie Elizabeth Parkinson.
Hylton is survived by and will be dearly missed by his children, Erik Jemal and Selena Marie Parkinson; grandchild, Kamryn; mother, Johnetta Leola Richardson-Parkinson; brothers, Jerome II and Alvin Sr.; sisters, Elvira and Maisie. Other relatives include numerous uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and relatives residing in the U.S., Liberia and other parts of the world. May his soul rest in peace.
The Parkinson family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Highway, Duluth. Messages of condolence at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. A memorial service will be held for Hylton at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Crossroads Bible Church 3466 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA, 30032.
The Parkinson family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during our time of bereavement!
May God Bless and Keep You!-
The Parkinson Family