Nina Janelle Phillips

March 4, 1997 - June 14, 2022

Nina Janelle Phillips was born on March 4, 1997 in Dallas, Texas. She was the loving daughter of Kevin and Janice (Pierce) Phillips. She graduated from Plano East Senior High School. Nina was a go-getter, energetic and determined to be successful. She wasn't afraid to tackle difficult situations and always lived life to the fullest.  

At first sight she appeared to be a girly girl with her long sandy brown hair and beautiful blue eyes. In reality she was a fearless tomboy who held her own. You would often find Nina alongside her older brother, Andre’, and his group of friends. They would spend countless hours in the pool or biking a hilly trail, just loving the freedom they had as kids. Nina's mentality was “If Andre’ can do it, I can do it and probably better.”  

She enjoyed painting and drawing with her Dad. When she wasn't with the guys she was with her best friend, her mom, who was her confidant and strength.  

Nina was destined to pave her own path through life. She found her way into entrepreneurship and fell in love. She loved the thrill of being in the driver seat and had the business mindset to thrive in any environment.  

Nina loved and cared deeply for all the people in her life, but especially her immediate family. She had an infectious laugh and a patented smile. Everyone adored her.  

However, Nina’s pride and joy was in her son, Gianni. Wherever Nina was, Gianni was. Nina, Gianni, and Gianni’s father, Rodrick, spent a lot of quality time together making videos, going on walks, and visiting the zoo and aquarium.

She was truly herself, unique in many ways, and will be deeply, deeply missed.

Rest in peace, Baby Girl. We love you.

Left to cherish loving memories of Nina are her parents, Kevin and Janice Phillips, son, Gianni Marstaller, companion, Rodrick Marstaller, brother, Andre’ Phillips, sister, Cyara Khan and her husband, Muhammad Khan, maternal grandmother, Louise M. Pierce and her late husband, James Pierce, and a whole host of cousins, extended family, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The service will also be live streamed at on Nina’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.



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Dear Niecey and Kevin - I am so, so sorry. Praying for comfort and strength for you and the family at this very difficult time. Jennifer Melton, July 1, 2022 To the Phillips Family, My heart aches for you in your time of sorrow, and I am sending prayers of comfort and peace to you all. You've lost a beautiful soul, and as part of Sister Louise's church family, we are also your family. We grieve with you all and are sad but still confident the Lord knows all and He will bear your burdens. May Nina be safe in His arms at rest until we see each other again. God bless you. Sheri L. Stanford, June 26, 2022 My deepest condolences on the loss of your Daughter. We love you guys.
James Malachi, June 26, 2022 I am sending my deepest condolences to you all. I can’t imagine what you are feeling right now. Nina was a beautiful soul. I remember meeting her for the first time. Her smile lit up the room. May God ease your pain. Please know that your extended family is praying for comfort, and healing. Erica James, June 25, 2022 Niecey & Kevin, It’s so hard to find the words to express how deeply saddened we are for the devastating loss of Nina. Our hearts breaks for you and family. We send you our love, hugs, prayers and strength during this tragic time. With Love, Denise & Dennis Williams and Family! Denise Williams , June 25, 2022 My heart hurts for your loss. You are in my prayers Wanda D Edmond, June 25, 2022 In my prayers... Jadese Delifus , June 25, 2022 Sending prayers to the Phillips family. Devonte Grinstead, June 25, 2022 Dear Louise & Family, May the memories held deep within your heart help to soothe your spirit at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Patricia K. Thomas Neptune, NJ Patricia K Thomas, June 25, 2022 Dearest Niecey: I am so sorry for your loss. Although we haven’t seen each other in many years, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. My email address is in this message. Please take care. I am praying for you and your family. Dee Dr. Deirdre (Bright) Foreman, June 25, 2022 Niecey and Kevin, What can we say to ease your pain at a time like this? I can hardly come up with the words. In fact, words just don't come close. We are so sorry that your ray of sunshine has left us. Clearly, this world has lost an amazing young lady, but we have no doubt that she is lighting up the heavens as only she can. You're in our hearts and our prayers, and we are grateful for the time that Nina has graced us with her presence. With love, Kevin, Pam, Kira and Mia The Harris Family Kevin Harris and Family, June 25, 2022 Praying for your strength and comfort. Vanessa Edmundson, June 25, 2022 Sending prayers and love for the family. May you always feel the presence of God by your side and His deep love for you. ….."My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.” Exodus 33:14 Much love Chuck, Rochelle & Janay Bookhart Rochelle Lee-Bookhart and Family, June 25, 2022 Sending our condolences & prayers to the family. Sonya K. Cowan & Family , June 24, 2022 Kevin, Janice,Andre' and Family, Just to remind you that you're are not alone that thoughts are with you, MEMORIES SURROUND YOU, and FRIENDS ARE ALL AROUND. please know my BABY GIRL JANICE my heart aches for you and family at the loss of your BEAUTIFUL BABY AND ONLY GIRL. My DEEPEST SYMPATHY, PRAYERS and LOVE IS WITH YOU ALWAYS. May GOD be a shepherd and Shelter for you and may the GOD OF COMFORT GIVE YOU PEACE in these most difficult days. LOVE YOU MUCH AND ALWAYS. AUNT MELVA Melva J. Quamina, June 24, 2022 Dear God, as you receive our beloved Nina, please bless our family with the peace, YOUR peace, that surpasses all understanding, in the name of Jesus. Amen Alfred Edmond Jr., June 24, 2022 Deepest condolences to you and your family. We are praying for you during this difficult time.
Eddie and Shirl Harris, June 24, 2022
Dear Louise, Deepest sympathy from my family and the Magnificent 7. We are praying for you and your family. His eye is on the sparrow and I know it is well with you. We are with you now and will be when you get home. Love you and your family.. Gwendolyn Henderson “Classmate “ Gwendolyn Henderson , June 24, 2022 Louise , Janice, Kevin and the entire Phillip family my deepest condolences to you at this time may the Lord rain peace healing and strength over the entire family and remember Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't cure . Julia Rogers Julia Rogers, June 24, 2022 Prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Debra’s mom
RUTHIE MONTGOMERY , June 24, 2022 Janice and Kevin, with deepest sympathy I offer my condolences to you and your entire family during this time. I cannot express in words, other than I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful Angel, Nina. I just can't say sorry enough. I can't even say I know how you feel, because only God knows the depth of your sadness. I can say however that I love you Janice Phillips and I pray for you that with God's grace you, Kevin, Rodrick and your entire family find a way to get thru this. Nina will forever be in our hearts and she will never be forgotten! Take comfort in knowing Nina is Safe, she is Safe in His Arms. May God surround you with his perfect peace and love. Janell Bradley, June 24, 2022 Janice, I cannot image the pain you are going through, but please know that I am praying for you and your family. I hope in time that memories can ease your pain and brighten your tomorrows. Juli Schmoker, June 24, 2022 Dearest Kevin, Janice & Andre Mourning the suffering and devastating sorrow_the loss of family. These are times when all the promises and doctrines of the Bible are of no comfort unless we feel the nail-scarred Hands reaching to seal the overflowing flood and the, yet, recurring tears. I'm petitioning The Lord Jesus' drawing nearer to the crippling pain you dare to lift for His care. He knows the cruelty of death__and He did something about it, so that His lamb’s can rise AGAIN! Matthew 11:28-29 Prayerfully & Lovingly, cousin ria ria, June 24, 2022 Kevin and Janice, I’m sending my deepest condolences to you all in this sorrowful time. May you feel the light of the Lord bless your family and reign peace that surpasses all understanding. I’m thinking of you during this time of tremendous loss. Although we may not understand the tragedies in life, we are always in the Lord’s hands. I’m praying that you find healing, strength and comfort. I Love you all BIG and I will cherish every memory that I shared with Nina. Love Rewa and The Sparks Family Rewa Sparks, June 23, 2022 My thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips Family during this difficult time.
Nancy Edmond , June 23, 2022 My condolences to my family..May GOD comfort you during this difficult time. To be absence from the body is to be presence with the Lord.. Fly high baby girl..Sending my love.
Sharon Hayes-Simmons, June 23, 2022 Dear Louise, Deepest sympathy from my family and the Magnificent 7. We are praying for you and your family. His eye is on the sparrow and I know it is well with you. We are with you now and will be when you get home. Love you and your family.. Gwendolyn Henderson “Classmate “ Gwendolyn Henderson , June 23, 2022 Praying for you all and please know that you are loved by many. Pam Long Pam Long, June 23, 2022 My sincere condolences and prayers. May God hold you all in his loving arms. Rest in Heavenly Peace Nina.
Ann Wilson, June 23, 2022 Janice and Kevin, I cannot imagine the deep sorrow you feel but know that you and your entire family are in our prayers. I know that there are no words for what you are feeling but be comforted in knowing that God is near. Sharron and Ken Lee Sharron Lee, June 23, 2022 Oh, Janice - My heart aches for the loss of your baby girl, Nina. I remember you speaking of her with pure love and joy in your eyes, and it was so apparent that she was a star shining brilliantly in your life. As you grieve and remember your precious daughter in coming days, I pray that you will be wrapped in the Creator's perfect care, and that you will feel an outpouring of strength and peace in the very core of your being. Nina will always be with you. Love never passes away. Hold fast to the promises that you know so well. Sending you much love, my friend. Jenifer Broussard, June 23, 2022 Words cannot express what I am feeling. All I can do is lift the family up to the God of comfort, and let Him give each of you, what you need right now, and in the days to come. I pray that His love, strength and peace will find each of you, as you need it, and when you need it. God knows us better than we know ourselves. Be blessed. Love to all of you.
Aunt Janet, June 23, 2022 Janice and Kevin, May the God of all comfort and peace fill you to overflow, during this difficult time and journey ahead. You will continue to be in our prayers. May Nina rest in the loving arms of our Savior. Cuzns Dawn & Mike Hollie
Dawna and Mike Hollie, June 23, 2022 With deepest sympathy. May your faith in God bring you peace and comfort.
Herman Cunningham , June 23, 2022
My heart goes out to you and your family Janice! Although I don't know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Nina. Diana White, June 23, 2022 My heartfelt condolences on the loss of my little cousin. I’m praying for all of you, Only God can get us through this, I love you!
Cydnei Singleton, June 23, 2022 Kevin and Niecey may God keep you close during this impossibly difficult time.. Know that the family is in our prayers.. Eternal rest grant unto Nina and may perpetual light shine upon her may her soul rest in peace through the mercy of God.. Paul. and Leticia Clay, June 22, 2022 Kevin and Janice, Dennis and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are and will continue to pray for your healing, strength, peace and comfort. Debra Laird, June 22, 2022