Lillian J. Tyson 1924-2020
YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. Lillian Josephine Eskew Tyson, 95, entered eternal rest peacefully in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.
Lillian was born July 3, 1924, in Bethlehem, Pa., a daughter of Arsthus “Arthur” and Pearl Chapman Eskew. During her early years, she was employed with McCauley Memorial Funeral Home, Youngstown City Schools and Touch of Class, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Covenant Chapter No. 48. She enjoyed cleaning, growing plants and spending time with family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her four daughters, Delores Eskew Wylie of Winston-Salem, N.C., her caregiver, Ernestine Carlock, with whom she made her home, Mary Halfacre and Crystal (John) Little, all of Youngstown; 27 grandchildren, including her caregivers, Denise Carlock-Venable and Michael Carlock; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curlen Tyson Sr; a son, Curlen “Sonny” Tyson Jr.; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter; four sisters, Johnnie Bell Lewis, Maggie Lewis, Marian Randall and Margaret Scott; and three brothers, Shedrick Eskew, Milton Eskew Sr. and Arthur Eskew.
Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at L. E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home, with a 10:30 a.m. memorial service held by the O.E.S Covenant Chapter No. 48.
Funeral services will follow 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.