PHILLIPS, Nicole Anne Nicole Anne Phillips Nicole Anne Phillips passed from her family's loving embrace into the eternal embrace of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 21. Nikki was born in Flint, MI to Stu and Cathy Green. She moved to Atlanta with her family in 1975 where she graduated from Sequoyah High School. She received her degree in business from Georgia Southern University and had a very successful career in corporate and real estate sales. Nikki fought a valiant battle with breast cancer since 2013, even selling 14 homes while taking chemo for 6 months. Her cancer spread after the initial treatment and she fought hard to stay alive for her two daughters, Katie and Sara. She lost her battle here on earth but won a place in heaven with her grandmother, grandfather and her late husband Chad who passed away 4 years ago. In addition to her daughters, she leaves behind her mother and father, Stu and Cathy Green, sister Kim Hope, her nieces Addy and Shelby Hope, and devoted boyfriend and caretaker, Brian Walls, who was with her through every treatment and doctor's appointment during her final years. Nikki was loved by everyone she met, and leaves behind an army of friends whose lives will forever be changed and inspired by her bravery and her unwillingness to allow life's challenges to determine her happiness. After her husband passed away, she joined a widows' group and helped many women survive the tragedy of losing their husbands. She loved life, working out, cooking and never missed an opportunity to celebrate all occasions with friends and family. Her home was a gathering place and sanctuary for everyone. She will be missed tremendously by all who knew her.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 24, 2014