Eunice U.B. Hynson, 89, Baltimore schoolteacher

May 08, 2006

Eunice Uneeda Braxton Hynson, a retired teacher, died of heart failure Tuesday at her home at Genesis Eldercare's Randallstown Center. She was 89.

Eunice Uneeda Braxton was born in Saluda, Va., the 17th and youngest child in her family. After graduating from high school in Middlesex County, Va., she moved to Baltimore to live with one of her sisters, Edith Pendleton, and take jobs as a domestic worker.

In 1935, she married Charles M. Hynson, who died in 2000. Together they raised five sons.

During World War II, Mrs. Hynson worked for Westinghouse as a telephone assembler. After the war, she was a domestic worker and operated a catering business. She went on to attend night school and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from what is now Coppin State University in 1969.

With that degree, Mrs. Hynson taught in parochial schools and the Baltimore public schools for 15 years.

She was a longtime member of New Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a member of Senior Choir 2 and the Missionary Society, and she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.

She is survived by three sons, Jerry Hynson of Westminster, Walter Hynson of Atlanta and Glenford Hynson of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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