Curtisa Ariese Phillips

Aug 6, 1983 – Oct 9, 2012

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The Life of Curtisa Phillips

 Curtisa Ariese Phillips, 29 years old, was born to Sarah & Melchester Phillips in Monroe, LA.

She attended Foster and Renton High Schools and graduated from Renton High School  in 2001.  She then went on to Kaplan College in Northeast CA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Curtisa Worked for Starbucks as a Barista, an LPN at the Poly Clinic and a program analyst at Providence Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Curtisa was a fun loving, compassionate, and caring person.  She especially loved cooking and entertaining her many friends and family members for weekly Sunday dinners.  Watching her favorite football and baseball teams, The Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners.  Some of her Favorites were; bannana pudding, homade cornbread muffins, greens, mac n' cheese and a host of other delicacies and TV inspired meals.

Curtisa often sharing many words of wisdon to inspire and uplift the spirts of those she loved.  Making everyone smile ad do belly laughs.  Her favorite quotes were: Go hard or go home: Be Perfect! Never make anyone a priority when they are only making you an option! The future is for a prepard person.

She had a special affirmation that she would reflect on daily before leaving her home, it stated: Everyday is an opportunity to make a new Happy Ending.  She lived her life fully each day to achieve her happy ending. We will miss her, but she will never be forgotten!

Curtisa was preceded in death by her beloved father, Melchester Phillips, Grandmother Iola Bouchee, Aunt Alverlyn Elzie, Aunt Peggy Ann Evans, and Uncle Donald Bouchee.  She leaves to celebrate her life and memories, her mother Sarah Phillips of Paso Robles, CA, one sister, Nikki Hobson of Atlanta, GA, two brothers. Melchester Jr. and Keith Phillips of California.  Two nieces: Azalia and BriAnna one nephew, Christopher and one great nephew N'Saviur Hobson, all of Atlanta GA, Grandmother Ariese Elzie or Monroe, LA and Grandfather Melchester Woodland of Hattiesburg, Aunt: Ms. Wilma J. Jones, Tanji Calhoun, Gayle Camper, Barbara Rankins and Jacqueline Williams.. Uncles: WIllie Elzie, Mason Elzie, Bobby Hill, Robert Woodland, and a host of Aunts and Uncles, and other relatives.



Azalia Hobson
Atlanta, GA
Dec 22, 2012

Words can not express these emotions that I feel about your passing! As much as I wanna break down and cry, I have to remind myself to stay strong and that "your death" does not make you deceased to me! You are still living... Within me, around me and through me! Everyday Saviur speaks about you and how you're in the sky. I love you auntie and I'm sooo glad that I am having a little girl who can keep your legacy moving through your middle name! Christi Ariese is her name and on March 20th, 2013 I will be getting my ANGEL back! You're my ANGEL Tisa and I love you to pieces whether you are here or not! I wish I was able to say my goodbyes like everyone else, but hey if I would had said goodbye I wouldn't be able to hold on to you forever! Please hug Grandpa and Aunt Lynn for me and all of you continue to watch over the family and Rest In Paradise!!! I LOOOVE YOU!

shanika preston
seattle, wa
Oct 17, 2012

Tisa, I will miss you so much, all I keep seeing in my head is the laughs we shared when we were at school together at RHS. I can't believe your gone, I was hoping to get a chance to see you one last time my heart is so heavy right now. Just know you will be missed and I will keep your family lifted up in my prayers.

Love your friend


Murray and Ivy Washington
Pensacola , Fl
Oct 16, 2012

Our prayers are with you and your family. We know that words can’t express the sadness that we know you are feeling for Tisa. We pray that you find comport during this time.

“Blessed are they mourn; for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Eddie Ingram
Baltimore, MD
Oct 16, 2012

To the Family my heart and thoughts are with you. Tisa and I crossed paths 3yrs ago thru the blessings of the man above and the internet. He a put special woman in my life that I never had before. He put a woman in my life who Cared, Cherished, adored Family, Friends and Life. I will never forget you my dear Lady. Thank You Tisa and I Love You for being the special woman that were to me. You Truly Will Be Missed.

-Love Eddie.

Khaleelah Shareef
Niagara Falls, NY
Oct 16, 2012

Our deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family. Tisa visited my home and shared a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with us three years ago. She had such a beautiful and uplifting "spirit" and all who met her fell in love with her. It was meant that my nephew would introduce my family and me to such a beautiful young woman. I will always remember her positive outlook about life. We met once and talked several times and she will never be forgotten. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Scott
Niagara Falls, NY
Oct 16, 2012

My sincere condolences to the family. I met Tisa through my grandson 3yrs ago when she come to town for thanksgiving. I dearly enjoy her company and spirit while she was here. It was the first and only time I met Tisa and thought she was such beautiful young woman. She will be dearly missed.

Thank You Tisa

-The Scott Family.

Adam Garcia
Kent, Wa
Oct 15, 2012

Curtisa will deeply be miss. My heart and prayer go out to her family. We can look forward to the time when those a sleep in death will be woken up,(John 5:28,29).

Gertha Reed
Seattle, WA
Oct 15, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the Phillips & Elzie families.

May the peace of God and the precious memories you hold in your hearts give you comfort, during this very difficult time.

We will all miss Tisa very much. God has added another Rose to his beautiful garden.

We love you today and always!

- The Reed & Rankin Family.

Jason S. McClain
Arlington, WA
Oct 15, 2012

My sincere condolences, we went to school together and I will really miss spending time over at the Phillips' home and the wonderful hospitality and friendship they offered while with the Bryn Mawr congregation.

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