Nikesa Phoenix


Nikesa “Nikki” Phoenix was born June 28, 1975 in Columbus, Ohio and unexpectedly passed away on June 8, 2020.

Nikesa graduated from Whetstone High School and went on to work for Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, State of Ohio Bureau of Workman’s Compensation for sixteen years, and most recently Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. She performed as an outstanding employee and was loved by many though all phases of her life.

Nikki was a very loving person, always ready to help others in need like opening her home to the homeless and watching the neighborhood children. Nikki was just that way. She would help even if she did not have much to give. Her smile would light up the room. She loved being outdoors, traveling, and cooking. She was an avid foodie. Her daughter, Andrea “Tay”, was her most prized gift. She also loved spending time with her niece, Nathalia, who she lovingly called “toots and King David “KD. Nikki loved family and thought it was especially important to stay in tough, help, and support.

Nikki was baptized in Jesus’ name, and filled with the Holy Spirit at an early age. She was a member of New Life Apostolic Church.

Nikki is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Wilton and Elizabeth White; maternal grandparents, Walter and Myrine Callahan; and grandfather, Nathaniel Robinson, who affectionately called her “Sugar Bear”.

Nikki leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Staff Sergeant Andrea McNeal, Alexis Phoenix and Tajaha Phoenix; husband, William Phoenix II; parents, Marvin (Alice) White, Donna (Larry) Smith, and Jesse Robinson; grandmother, Lillie Robinson; sisters, Terrista (Lawrence) Calloway, Deshawn Bradley, Jesseeka Robinson, Melissa (Corey) Croswell, Jane Edgerton, and Latanya Thornton; brothers, Deshannon Hunter, Devin White, Dawon Robinson, Almoneau (Ciera)) Robinson, William Broth, Anthony (Maggie) Walker, and Rasean Moore-Robinson; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, June 20, 2020 at New Life Apostolic Church, 2559 Mock Road.

Interment at Northlawn Memory Gardens.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Kathleen Burke (colleague)

    I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and you and your family have encountered. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  2. I worked with Nikesa on a daily basis, and not only was she knowledgeable and responsible, but always cheery and a pleasure to know. My sincerest condolences to her family on their sad loss.

  3. Michelle Eikenberry

    I am sending my heartfelt condolences to Will whom I worked with for many years. I wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead.


  4. I am sending my heartfelt condolences to Will . I worked with Nikesa. I called her Mrs Nikki Baby. She was a sweetheart and I was willing to help her everyday and get a laugh at the same time. You will be missed a lot. I still can’t believe I’m saying this but REST IN PEACE NIKESA

  5. Dondia Steele

    To the family with heartfelt sympathy, hearing of the passing of , Nikeisa , Niki. I was stricken with much sadness. You will be greatly missed Dondia Hunter-Steele

  6. Beverly Chatters

    May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Kenneth & Beverly Chatters

  7. Estella McElheney

    To the family I was deeply sadden to hear about Nikesa passing. She was a quite but out spoken person who believe in helping anyone that needed help.

    May there be comfort in known that she is safe in God’s loving arms.

  8. Will I’m so sorry you have to endure the pain of losing your wife. May the memories you have together bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Praying for strength for you right now.

  9. I am deeply sadden to hear of the loss of Nikesa. It was such a blessing to get to know her as a person and a co worker. I am thankful god allowed us to cross paths as she had a tremendous impact on the people she touched she will be missed. As the Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

  10. Stacey Callahan

    Donna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Parise, Blake, Mike (Gregory) are all thinking of you and all of the family.

  11. Jesse, I am ssorry to hear about your daughter. Please know if there is anything you need let me know. We are Family.

  12. Jesse,
    I am saddened to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Nikki. I grew up aling with her and my dear sister Sherri.. They were very close and once roommates. I will cherish all the great times we all had together. Rest in heaven angel.

  14. Patricia Washington

    I am truly sorry for the loss of Nikki, I had the pleasure of knowing her through our daughter’s who are siblings. She was an humble, loving mother who raised a wonderful daughter. May god continue to comfort the family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace.

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