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Nina Ann Forbes

July 29, 1963April 25, 2020

Nina Ann Forbes, 56 of Philadelphia passed away on April 25th 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia . A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when it is safe for everyone to be together. Friends and family will be notified when information is available. Nina Forbes was born in West Chester Pennsylvania to Estelle Brown and Carl Brown on July 29th 1963. She went to school in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where she attended Northeast high school. Growing up Nina lived with her father in Philadelphia. She became very close to her step mother’s children and formed lifelong connections and relationships with them. Nina always felt accepted and embraced by their family and recalled them as her siblings. Nina worked in a variety of fields during her adult life including being a CNA for many years. Nina always had a passion however to go back to school to become a nurse, something she was able to accomplish at the age 52. This was one of Nina’s greatest accomplishments and something she worked hard for. Nina planned to go back to school to continue her education in the field and had enrolled in classes this past semester. Nina instilled a strong work ethic and the theme of perseverance in her children and those she worked with. Nina worked as a nurse for four years, most recently as a nurse for a memory care facility in Alexandria VA. Nina loved being a nurse, taking care of her clients and creating relationships with her client’s families.

Nina was a huge movie fan, her favorites included Lord of the rings , Independence Day and Michael. She loved to travel and take road trips with her family . She enjoyed cooking and having Sunday dinners every week. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family during holidays. Nina was full of life and zest and she left her mark on everyone she met. Nina is lovingly remembered by her parents Estelle Brown , and Carl Brown. Her children Jason Forbes , Jessica Forbes and Jennifer Forbes. Her grandchildren Grace Forbes , Joy Forbes , Jason jr Forbes , Jor-El Forbes- Powell, Olivia Forbes and Faith Forbes. And her beloved cat Spookums. She is also remembered by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, step sisters and brothers as well as coworkers and friends. The family of Nina Forbes wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Inova Fairfax hospital for their amazing treatment and care of their mother.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


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Antoinette Phillips

May 4, 2020

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Antoinette Phillips

May 3, 2020

Nina overcame great hurdles and I am proud of her becoming a dedicated parent, grandmom, and hard work to become a Nurse!! Your offspring will make you smile from the heavens above!......................... Antoinette (Kareema) Phillips


Monique B.

May 2, 2020

Jason, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers!

Former, Newark High School Classmate

Glenda Lee

May 1, 2020

Remebering a beautiful friend.
God gave us an opportunity to grow and share memories as friends and neighbors. Her friendship as left a impact on me and my family. I admired her strength,and perseverance. She left an impact on my life.
She became the woman I aspire to be. I'm going to miss greatly. Sleep dear Nina you deserve your rest throughout your life you did your best the beautiful memories and the love that you share will not be forgotten because we knew that you cared. I'm going to miss you so near but far I love you Nina you are a Shinning Star.

kelli stewart

May 1, 2020

We had great times working together. Laughing having fun to make our night go faster. Also we went to Lincoln Tech together she was so determined to become a nurse and she did it something she always wanted to do.
Job well done my friend
Continue to rest in Paradise.

Beverly Phillips-Scarlett

May 1, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Nina was when we were young girls sharing a room together. The stomach flu was going around and I was sick in the bed. She nursed me back to health with such efficiency, love and tenderness. She even put a bag by my bed "just in case". This was the first time she told me she wanted to be a nurse. She could have been anything. She excelled at everything she did. She approached life with energy and vigor. She had her ups and downs but overcame adversity to move forward with her goals. She was an amazing sister, mother, daughter cousin and friend. I'll miss her smile, laughter and magnetic personality. Thank you Sis for the joy you added to my life. My condolences to all who share this loss.

Theresa Holmes

May 1, 2020

W e met when we're teenagers. I haven't seen Nina in 14 years because i live in New Orleans but when i did it was when my my Great Aunt died and she was there to give my family comfort. She will be sorely missed😥😥 my prayer 🙏 are with the family

Tamyra Dupree-Jones

May 1, 2020

Nina I will miss you and are blessed that you were my cuz. I remember the time I saw you in Philly and we hug and talk for a little while. I am so proud of you and wish I would have been able to share this. Praying for Jason, Jessica, and Jennifer.

Love cuz Tamyra and family

Gladys Pemberton

May 1, 2020

It is with heart felt sympathy that I share this memory. Nina was an asset as a nurse at Silvarado Alexandria Memory Care. Thanks, Nina, for your service and life. Her dedicated service was appreciated and will be remembered. The family is in my thoughts and has my condolences. 🙏🏽