Reva Mitchell

March 26, 1926December 18, 2018

Reva Charlis Mitchell passed away peacefully on December 18th, 2018 in College Station.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 22 at Friedens United Church of Christ, 20301 FM 1155, Washington, Texas 77880. She was born near Stamps, Arkansas on March 26th, 1926 to Roy and Eunice Tissue. She lived in many places growing up, as her father worked in the oil fields. They eventually settled in the Houston Heights where Reva graduated from Reagan High School. She went on to graduate from Sam Houston State College. There she met and married the love of her life, Bill Mitchell.

Reva and Bill moved back to the Heights where they lived for many years. They were active members of Grace United Methodist Church, and Reva worked for many years at Kaplan’s Ben-Hur Department Store.

Upon retirement, they moved to Katy to be near family. They were beloved members of the community, where they loved and spoiled their grandchildren, and many other neighbor kids. In 2013, they moved to the Carriage Inn in Bryan.

Reva’s life was dedicated to taking care of Bill and her family. Her home was a welcoming place full of beautiful plants, great food, and love. Her greatest joy was to spend time with her grandchildren and three little great granddaughters.

Reva was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mitchell; parents, Roy and Eunice Tissue; son-in-law, Randy Buck; and two brothers Beny Roy and Joe Tissue.

She is survived by daughters Lynn Franzen and husband Gordon of Austin and Nelda Buck of Washington; grandchildren Kirk and wife Lindsay of San Francisco, Erica Franzen of Denver, Sarah Shelnutt of Washington, and Bryan Buck and wife Laura of Spring; great-granddaughters Eleanor Buck, Brooke Shelnutt, and Alice Buck; sister Janis Cooper of Montgomery, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley 502 West 26th Bryan, Texas 77803 979.821.2266


  • Lynn & Gordon Franzen, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Nelda Buck, Daughter
  • Kirk & Lindsay Franzen, Grandson & Spouse
  • Erica Franzen, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Shelnutt, Granddaughter
  • Bryan & Laura Buck, Grandson & Spouse
  • Eleanor Buck, Great-Granddaughter
  • Brooke Shelnutt, Great-Granddaughter
  • Alice Buck, Great-Granddaughter
  • Janis Cooper, Sister
  • N U M E R O U S, Nieces & Nephews
  • Roy Charlie Tissue, Father
  • Eunice Bolton, Mother
  • Bill Mitchell, Husband
  • Randy Buck, Son-in-law
  • Beny Roy, Brother
  • Joe Tissue, Brother


  • Celebration of Life and Funeral Service Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • Graveside Service Sunday, December 23, 2018

Reva Mitchell

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