Justyne Mixon Cox
Justyne Mixon Cox departed this life on October 25, 2018 after a long illness. She was born on July 11, 1932 in Rockport, Texas to Pat Mixon and Ruby Mae Walling Mixon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her uncle and aunt Bill and Gustava Walling Cavitt, her second husband James S. Cox, the father of her six children C. F. “Dick” Schendel, her baby daughter Mae Gale Schendel, son William Joel “Bill” Schendel, her brother and sister-in-law Joel and Jo Beth Janecek Mixon, and sister-in-law Charlotte Cron Mixon.
Justyne is survived by her brother, Ed Pat Mixon; her children Richard Earl Schendel, Robert Edward Schendel (Norma), Pat Justin Schendel (Tess), Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Schendel Nankervis (Bryan), and many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Justyne taught school early in her life and later worked as a secretary and teacher’s aide at Ingleside High School where her mother Ruby was the librarian. They drove to work together from Rockport for many years and were known to get into the occasional heated discussion. Justyne had a dramatic flair and she loved to tell colorful stories about growing up during the Great Depression and World War II with her brothers and many friends in South Rockport and later in Runge, Texas. Her love of Texas history and family genealogy led her to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a membership she retained until her death.
A graveside service will be held at Rockport Cemetery on November 10 at 11:00 am with a reception to be held immediately afterwards at a location to be provided at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, please honor Justyne’s love of Rockport with a donation in her memory to the History Center for Aransas County, 801 E. Cedar, Rockport, TX 78382, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mom, we take comfort in our faith and belief that you are holding baby Mae Gale with Bill by your side as those who have gone on before you gather round to welcome you home. Let our grief fade away as we remember what you would tell us whenever we thought that our world was falling apart: “This too shall pass.” Until we meet again.
Online condolences may be made at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.
2003 W. Wheeler Ave.
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
My husband, the County Judge, and I married Justyne and Jimmy in our home. We were friends before that and had many special time with our young children playing together. Her death has been very hard for me to accept and has left a void in my life. She was more of a sister to me as well as my best friend. She was so vital and had a wonderful sense of humor. I often go through my memories and dwell on one that no one else shared. We helped each other over many rough spots in life and always managed to find a laugh to ease the pain. I love Justyne so much. Goodbye sweet sister and friend. We will meet again.
Rita WendellFulton, TX
Richard and Robert, and all your family, we were sorry to read of your Mom's death in the Rockport Pilot. We count it a blessing to have had our paths cross as we grew up in Rockport. Although memories of Mrs. Walling (your GGrandmother?) are fuzzy, our Mom thought so much of her as they worked in the church together. May God hold each of you close as you feel your Mom's absence and remember special times with her.
Beverley and DeLois
Beverley (Young) Wright and DeLois YoungRound Rock,, TX
I know your loss is great and I sincerely hope for you all a measure of peace and condolences in this time of sorrow.
Melony PerkinsVictoria, TX
Richard and Robert, we have many happy memories of you (boys) and your family. Prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Janice and Norman SpearsRockport, TX
I only had the opportunity to meet Justyne (my second cousin through my mother Doris Eddy Gates - 1st cousin) once but she made an everlasting impression and has a special place in my heart. I immediately loved her spunk and spirit and was so happy my mother got to reconnect to her in their later years. To Justyne in Heaven: "You have the most beautiful name (I know you were not fond of it) and if I would have had a daughter, I would have been proud to name her Justyne!" Prayers and blessing to all of the family.
Andrea ClarkDillsurg, PA
I have many lovely memories of Justyne and Jimmy when I was a little girl, but I think my absolute fondest ones of her are more recent. She was very kind to our son Becket, treating him to his first boat ride to Aquarena Springs when he was 4. She always showed a genuine, loving interest in our lives and was a wonderful friend to my mother. We will certainly miss her. What a lady.
Debra Wendell EvansManitou Springs, CO
Our sincere condolences to your family. May the memories of your times with her gladden your heart.
Warmest of hugs,
Kay and Tom
Kay and Tom BetzRockport, TX
Cindy, you and the family have my deepest sympathy. Justyne was a beauty inside and out. She will be greatly missed. Love you. Sue
Susan Nankervis RonshausenAustin, TX
I will never forget the times I was blessed to visit with you with your grandson Alex, hearing stories from your childhood and learning about your family's history. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you join in the eternal glory of Jesus in Heaven.
Ian SnyderOmaha, NE
Dear Justyne you will be missed by so many. Loved working on family history with you and I loved your good sense of humor.
Carrie MixonColeman, TX
Dear Cindy, sending prayers of peace and comfort to all your family. Hugs to you, friend.
Jill Oliver LoweTyler, TX