Phyllis L. Cox

Phyllis L. CoxPhyllis L. Cox, 66 of Texas City passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at UTMB in Galveston. She was born October 2, 1947 to John and Bessie Henderson in Fairfield, Texas.

Phyllis was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Texas City, and was a lifelong resident of Texas City.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ervin Pavelka, sisters Linda Field and Jonnie Hoy. She is survived by her daughter Desiree Galindo and husband David, son Allen Pavelka and wife Kim, brother Davis Henderson and wife Patti, two nieces Frances Field and Cindy Wegner and one nephew Billie Field, four great nieces Savanna Frederick, Darian Shimonek, Shana Simpson and Jennifer Polk, one great nephew Will Field and other loving adopted daughters; Jennifer Kirschner, Ericka Johnson, Christine Watson, Jessica Holbrook, Tracy Smithson and Rachel Worthy.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral service will be 10:00am on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor R.L. Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Chris Phillips, David Galindo, Davis Henderson, Barry Johnson, Allen Pavelka and Manuel Galindo.
A special thanks to the SICU Team and all of Phyllis’ doctors at UTMB for their special care.


  1. Dear Desi, Davis and Patti:

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Phyllis was a one of a kind and I’m happy I got to know her. I for one will miss our little talks during our smoke breaks on the front porch and I will miss her sweet, kind spirit. She was blessed to have you all in her life to care and support her during the difficult times. She will be missed by many.

    Love to you all ~

    Julie, Ahmad and Brian

    Julie Sinainejad
  2. May she rest in peace. Our Prays go out to the Family members that God give them peace of mind that she is in a better place and the pain you feel now will be lessened by God’s love.

    Sandy Claunch
  3. Phyllis was a dear friend since elementary school. She was definitely one of God’s many flowers among His beautiful bouquet of life. She was one of the most sincere, loving, and sweet Christians I’ve ever met. We had the privilege of attending church together in her last days. She will definitely be missed. I sadly missed her memorial service because I just came through major surgery. My prayers and heartfelt condolences go to the family.

    Iris Murphy Crow

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