Phyllis Cappadonna Short

December 27, 1947 - September 23, 2022
First Baptist Church - Midland
Friday 9/30, 10:00 am

After a brief illness, Phyllis Cappadonna Short passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 23, 2022, with her husband and daughter by her side. The cherished wife, mother, and grandmother was born on December 27, 1947, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Margaret and Philip Cappadonna. The family moved to Midland, Texas, when Phyllis was six weeksContinue Reading

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Your RK Family left a message on September 29, 2022:
Diane Browne left a message on October 3, 2022:
Oh Jon, I was so sorry to see the notice about Phyllis when I opened the paper. Her art was inspirational to me. My heart aches for you and your family.
Jeannette Bryant left a message on September 29, 2022:
Jon, Loren and I send our condolences and love to you and your family on the loss of your sweet Phyllis. Wish we could be there to give you a hug, but our hearts are with you tomorrow. Love, Jeannette and Loren Bryant
Jenness left a message on September 29, 2022:
Jon, Gina and Family, What a shock to hear. We will be with you in spirit. We are keeping our grandchildren. In Love, Jenness and Jody
Trudie Thomason left a message on September 29, 2022:
Jon, Gina, Sarah, John, and Ben, I'm so sorry for your loss. Phyllis was very dear to me. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul, but she will be sorely missed here on Earth. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
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Pam Thomas Stephenson left a message on September 28, 2022:
My dearest Jon and Gina - I am heartbroken to hear that Phyllis has died. I cherish the years of our close friendship in Midland. Phyllis was bigger than life and I loved her! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Anonymous left a message on September 28, 2022:
With deepest sympathy,
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Linda and Leonard Fisher left a message on September 28, 2022:
Linda and I are praying for comfort and peace during this time your sweet family mourn the lost of your sister, your aunt, your mother Phyllis. She is dancing in Heaven with her parents and dear sister Jean.
Kelly Fox left a message on September 26, 2022:
Jon and Gina, My heart was broken when I received the call that Phyllis had passed so unexpectedly. Phyllis was an amazing mother, wife, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed on earth but we can find comfort knowing she is with Jesus. She has such an artistic gift which I'm sure she is using to decorate her room in heaven. “2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).
Marilyn Costanza Dominy left a message on September 26, 2022:
Dear Short and Cappadonna family, may all of you find comfort and peace in knowing a grand reunion is happening in heaven with those who passed before your beloved Phyllis.
Jan Warlick Boeckel left a message on September 26, 2022:
Jon, Gina and family, I cannot tell you how very sad I am of Phyllis's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and a good friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I lived closer and could be there with you. Take care and take time to share all the wonderful memories of your beautiful wife and Mom. Love, Jan Warlick Boeckel
Tony Cappadonna left a message on September 26, 2022:
Phyllis was the most ordinary extraordinary person I have ever known. She was an accomplished artist and my elementary school art teacher. A serious person that was quick with a self-effacing joke. A superior intellect without an air of superiority. A caring aunt with a biting wit. All of my memories of her are similar. She was this figure of immense talent and grace that I was somewhat in awe of her but she never made me feel small. A handful of times I would be at her house when my parents needed someone to watch me and those memories all have the same pleasant feeling in my mind. I can remember her comforting me during a hailstorm and her nodding gravely when I said that it was a “hell storm but the weather kind of hell, not the other kind of hell”. I can remember her agreeing that I was very good at playing the piano while I banged away discordantly. I remember her giving me a lump of clay to play with while she worked on some ceramic piece. I can remember John and Phyllis fighting with Gina over who knows what and it ending with Gina storming away from the table. Aunt Phillis turned to me and said, “we don’t need to talk about this at school tomorrow“ and giving me that one eyebrow up and one eyebrow down look that was at once a question mark and a period. She might as well have said, “Capiche!?” I can still hear that short little snort laugh she made when she found something amusing. And see the nostril flare and lip twitch that has been passed down and refined in our family. I always felt that it would be quite difficult to impress her but that I never needed to. I’m sure she would have spotted five grammatical errors in this but wouldn’t point them out. I will miss her, remember her, and snort at something funny in her honor.
The Cage family- Todd, Ginger, and kids left a message on September 24, 2022:
Sending you all our love and prayers!
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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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