Donna Jeanne Tylka


Donna Jeanne Cendrick Tylka, beautiful bride, wonderful mother and incredible grandmother, completed her life journey and passed to the loving comfort and peace of her Lord and God on Sunday, March 4th after a long illness.  She is resting peacefully, free from pain and discomfort and Heaven has gained a new and wonderful angel.   She is survived by her husband of 48+ years, Chuck Tylka, her daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Keith Lindsey, their children, Amanda, Brandon,  and Damian; daughter and son-in-law Laurel and David Chicas, their children Alexis, David Jr., and Lydia; her brothers Tom and Marlene Cendrick of Mandeville, La. and Don and June Cendrick and their children Daniel and Casey Cendrick of Huntsville, TX, as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Harriet Cendrick, in-laws Lottie and Al Tylka, Uncle and Aunt Bob and Gigi Lemker, and Jo and Gene Pond. 

Donna was a proud native Texan and lived in Houston all her life.  She attended Garfield Elementary, South Houston Intermediate, and graduated from South Houston High School in 1966.   She attended San Jacinto Jr. College where she met the love of her life and future husband, Chuck.  They were married and settled in southeast Houston in the Southbelt Ellington (Sagemont) area in 1975. She was employed but decided to become a full time mom to raise their daughters.  Later on, she joined Chuck in their business and worked there until she retired in 2015.  She enjoyed traveling, vacationing with her family and helping to raise her loving grandchildren.  She was an awesome mother and even more awesome grandmother!  And an amazing, loving, and beautiful wife! Donna had a zest for life and her joy was her family, whom she loved dearly. She loved all, shared everything she had and never met a stranger.

There will be a visitation at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer Road, Houston on Thursday March 8th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM with a Rosary immediately following.  On Friday, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal, 1604 9th Street, Texas City at 10:00 AM with a reception immediately following in the social hall.  At 12:30, a procession will go to Holy Cross Cemetery at 3502 N. Main St, Houston for final interment.