Tiffanie Jae Bignell Phillips passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 with her loved ones by her side and in her heart at 40 years old. She was born Aug. 3, 1979 in Durand, Wisconsin to Rosemary (Schuh) and Harvey Bignell.
At five years old, Tiffanie moved to Texas with her family in 1984. She and her family lived in Georgetown, later moving to Port Lavaca, where she would become a beloved member of the community. While living in Port Lavaca, Tiffanie met Vinson Phillips and became his number one football fan and partner in 2001 when they got married. She was a woman who was always on the move and loved her family and friends, always made them her priority. Besides being around her family and friends, her hobbies included shopping, cooking, reading, planning anything from daily tasks and events and celebrating with her loved ones. She was a selfless person who had a loving spirit and always gave to others first.
She was a board member with Calhoun County Youth Football, volunteered at The Harbor Children’s Alliance and Victims Center and fostered numerous animals from the Calhoun County Humane Society. Tiffanie was a person one could count on. She cared for many people in the community with her heart of gold, as well as a family member. She never had any children but she was a mom to many, (Sterling Jones, Raheem Jones and Jakorius Williams) guiding them in the right direction and loving them unconditionally.
Tiffanie is survived by her husband, Vinson Phillips, of Port Lavaca; parents, Rosemary and Harvey Bignell of Port Lavaca; sisters, Gwendolyn Sanford, of Victoria, Samara Henderson (Bobby), of Hutto, Natalie Buske (Shawn), of Victoria, and Carissa Soliz, of Port Lavaca; along with her nieces and nephews, whom were her pride and joy. Her nieces and nephews include: Lauren Grimsley (Trey), Kyla Sanford, Alaina Buske, Jace Buske, Brennyn Henderson and Ivy Grimsley. Tiffanie is survived not only by her family and friends in Texas, but also by her family that live in Wisconsin. She is also survived by her fur babies, Riggins, Smash and Cricket.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Harvey Paul Jr.; grandfathers, Victor Schuh and James Bignell, grandmother, Genevieve Bignell; aunts, Janet Strand and Connie Schuh.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Alamo Heights Baptist Church. Burial followed in Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Shawn Buske, Bobby Henderson, Cedric Huff, Collier Cearner, Socorro Cantu and Oscar Cantu. Honorary Pallbearers were Trey Grimsley, Johnny Dean and Eric Soliz.
Please consider making donations to local organizations in memory of Tiffanie to the Calhoun County Humane Society, The Harbor or Calhoun County Youth Football League.