Phyllis Ann Mitchiner

Phyllis Ann Mitchiner 80, resident of Dickinson, Texas passed away on September 8, 2019 in Friendswood, Texas. She was born April 16, 1939 in Galveston, Texas to parents Jake and Ann Ottwork.

Phyllis was a longtime member of the Shrine of True Cross Catholic Church and served as secretary of the Shrine of True Cross School for over 46 years.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Tignal Jerry Mitchiner in 2017.

Survivors include her daughters, Jerry Ann Magliolo, Mollie Mitchiner, Julie Minasi and husband Steve; sons, James Mitchiner and wife Debra, and Tignal Joseph Mitchiner and wife Brenda. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, John Mitchiner and wife Sharon.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Shrine of True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson.
Funeral mass will be held at Shrine of True Cross Catholic Church on Saturday, September 14,2019 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to True Cross Catholic School, 400 FM 517 East, Dickinson, TX 77539.


  1. Dear Mitchiner family,
    Sad to hear of the news of the passing of your Mom. What a great lady and great friend to our family for 50+ years. She will be missed greatly.

    Bob and Jennifer Crowley
    • Thank you Bob and Jennifer!

      Jerry Ann Magliolo
  2. We are saddened by the news that Phyllis has passed from this world. Our love and prayers are with you all. May God’s holy angels comfort you. We will all miss this very special lady. Kent and Sharon Chamberlain

    Sharon Chamberlain
  3. It is very sad to learn of her passing. Ms Mitchiner was a wonderful person and an awesome neighbor. She will be dearly missed.

    Duke Gay
  4. I will continue to pray for your family and pray to your Mom as a saint in my life. May the Lord bless Y’all with His Peace during this difficult Time.
    Love and Peace of Christ Jesus,
    Martino family

    Laura Martino
  5. Mitchner family,
    Phyllis was one of a kind. She had a heart of gold and loved being with all the kiddos at True Cross School. She was there when mine were in school and it was always reassuring to see her smiling face.

    Sue Emmite
  6. I have heard many stories that show what an amazing Matriarch,Phyllis is to her family. She is an inspiration to all through her commitment, love and selfless life.
    Let her Rest In Peace with her family that went before her.

    Jane Henderson
  7. I only knew your mom for a short time at Serenity Gardens in Friendswood, but she was a very sweet lady. May the Lord comfort you during these times.

    Geraldine Martisek
  8. Mrs. Mitchiner (and Jerry!) were such a delight to be around; the Mitchiners were one of the first families we met upon moving to Dickinson in 1967. The volleyball parties, the trips to New Braunfels with the whole gang, going to school with all their children, boy, those were the days. My mom treasured her deep friendship with Phyllis. We Crowley kids from up north loved to ask her to say “a Big Orange drink’, just to crack up at her lovely soft southern accent. My sincerest condolences to the entire family, she will be missed but never forgotten.

    John Crowley
  9. I will never forget Mrs. Mitchiner’s genuine kindness to me as a scared first grader coming to True Cross school.

    Terri Rubio
  10. What a wonderful and graceful lady she was. She was definitely the mother we all needed at school, always caring and reassuring. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Mitchiner. My prayers go out to the entire family. She will be missed.

    Anne Crowley Longoria
  11. Dear Jerry Ann, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your wonderful Mom, Phyllis. I pray that you and your family will find peace and comfort in the knowledge that she was a godly woman who was welcomed into the arms of Jesus. I wish I could hug you today. Love you.

    Marcia Macha
  12. We will miss Phyllis very much. She was a gem. My children went to True Cross School and we all loved her. She had a beautiful smile and was a lovely person. Our condolences and prayers for the family and may her soul Rest In Peace.

    Diane Gaudin
  13. To the family of Phyllis,
    Her kind and gentle soul is something we shall miss forever. Our deepest condolences

    Patrick & Toots Hickey

    Pat Hickey
  14. I enjoyed my time I had with Phyllis I was one of her Caregiver’s at Serenity Gardens she would watch me move around and just laugh at me..Say there she goes again an laughed at my silliness. She was a Sweet lady an a Caring woman always wanted to help other Residents. An I would tell her I will take care of them you just be there friend..She would say your a good one.She had stunning eyes an her Good Bye to me was a Wink Goodbye the day before her passing..I don’t say Goodbye I always say I will see you later….So see you later Beautiful Angel….💛 Nana Haynes

    Nana Haynes
  15. My sincere condolences to the whole family and to the greater Shrine of the True Cross school and parish community on the loss of Phyllis. She was a gem of a person, warm and thoughtful, and incredibly committed to her family, faith and friends. The Molloy family shared many, many good times and laughs with Phyllis and Jerry, their family and other friends at their home, on that special New Braunfels June trip, at church activities and Gator games. Thank you Phyllis and Jerry for all the good times. I hope that those of us who so enjoyed your warm hospitality and genuine affection and acceptance can pay the same forward to the generations beneath us.

    God Bless, Chris and Kelly Molloy

    Chris Molloy
  16. I’ll always remember Mrs. Mitchiner as the sweet secretary in the front office at True Cross. She was at True Cross when my brother and I were both students there years ago. I know there’s a very special place for her in Heaven. I’ll pray for comfort for the Mitchiner Family!

    Mary Grace Termini
  17. My condolences go out to the whole family. I had the honor to be blessed with being able to care for Ms. Phyllis during the last couple of months. I’m thankful to God for allowing me to care for her because she also cared for me at the very same time. She left an impression on my heart that will last. My prayers are with all of the family, and her amazing best friends.

    God Bless, Raquel

    Raquel Roybal
  18. Ms. Phyllis was an angel and a bright point of the day for everyone at True Cross! She always made time to welcome you and made you feel like you belonged.
    Her friendship and beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

    Mercy Barrera
  19. Ms. Phyllis was an angel and a bright point of the day for everyone at True Cross! She always made time to welcome you and made you feel like you belonged.
    Her friendship and beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

    Mercy Barrera
  20. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. The sadness of the passing of your Mom is felt by many. It is so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many. Keep those treasured moments of your Mom close to your heart. God Bless you Mollie and your family.

    Debbie & Gary Clement
  21. My condolences to your family. Mrs. Mitchiner was always so sweet and friendly. Ive known her for over 60 yrs., going to school with Jerry ann at the Catholic school. My prayers for comfort are with your family at this time.

    Daisy Emmite Synatzke

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