Elaine Esperanza Tom-Rose (nee Hylton) was born in Kingston, Jamaica on March 11, 1932. She spent most of her early years in Kingston, Jamaica where she became a master seamstress under the tutelage of Miss James. She also started her training in nursing while living in Jamaica. Before leaving the beautiful island of Jamaica, she met and married Oswald Tom (deceased, November 1980) and was the mother of 5 children. She immigrated to the US in 1969 and settled in Bronx, New York. She worked for many years as a Personal Aide to the Solomon family of Yonkers, New York and then retired from Frances Schervier Home and Hospital (Bronx, New York) where she spent over 30 years in service. Many years after the death of her first husband, she met and married Joslyn Rose (deceased, August 2013). Upon retirement, they both moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia. Her greatest joy during her later years was to care for and be visited by her children and many grandchildren. After battling dementia, surviving breast cancer and a massive stroke, she died peacefully at her daughter’s home on October 17, 2018. She is survived by her children – Hugh, David, Donovan and his wife Marcia, Debbie and her husband John Stephen, Warren and Janet; 29 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; her sister Madge Martin (Kong), her brother Trevor Hylton and his wife Marjorie; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service is planned for Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:00 am, at the The Pentecostals of Stone Mountain, 6212 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, 925 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. At times like this, words seem so inadequate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know that you are not alone and I am here for you if you need anything.
    Tamicka, Chad, Caleb and Aiden.

  2. Debbie and Family, I have no words of wisdom nor words that can provide consolation during this time of sorrow. But, I do offer prayers to God that He will comfort you, console you, and heal you over time. You will remain in my thoughts and my prayers.

  3. Though we know that life is a road that has an ending, it is never easy to see our loved ones come to this finality. Though words can be comforting acceptance of this fact is still difficult. Our condolences go out to the family and wil continue to pray for strenght and comfort through this difficult time.

  4. My condolences to the family of Mrs. Rose. There are no words of comfort I can give you to make your pain go away but please know that God is in control and time is a great comforter.

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