AaNina Maria Starlyn
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 31, 1954
  • Date of passing: Jan 24, 2018
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path Allah laid for me...

     AaNina Starlyn (Anita Warren) was returned to Allah on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in Overland Park, KS. Funeral services were held at the Islamic Center 8501 E. 99th St, Kansas City, MO on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Burial followed at 10301 James A Reed Rd., Kansas City, MO.       
     AaNina Starlyn was born Anita Warren on July 31st, 1954 in Kansas City MO. She graduated from the former West Sr. High School in 1974, and despite her disability AaNina attended Kansas City Kansas Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Sociology in 1989. She was also a graduate of the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. AaNina taught braille reading/writing to the blind, and her knowledge base was also utilized as a tester of products for the blind. She was a homemaker and loving mother to four children.

     AaNina was preceded in death by her first son Baby David Anthony, two husbands, and Nathan her faithful Service Dog of 15 years. AaNina found her spiritual home in Islam in the year of 1987 and attended Al-Inshirah Islamic Center in Kansas City, MO. Remaining to cherish her memories are her children Cherisse Battles of Houston TX, Shaft Rouse of Ozark MO, Jewuell Robinson of Tallahassee FL, and Candice Robinson of Loganville GA. AaNina is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her mother Roberta Warren of Kansas City KS, and her sister Bonita Hollins-Bowens of Jacksonville FL.      
     The family of AaNina Starlyn acknowledges your love, support, prayers, and all expressions of kindness shown during this season of bereavement. We also extend our thanks to the staff of KU Medical Center, as well as Asana Hospice and Palliative Care.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bonita Bowens on 31st January 2018

"My dear sister,
It's been a week since you entered the Heavenly Gates.
You're thought of in love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that, too.
I think of you in silence, I sometimes speak your name.
Now all I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part.
Allah has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.
I love you, rest peacefully.. your Bunnie"

This tribute was added by kiara johnson on 29th January 2018

"So sorry that you have lost your loved one to the greatest enemy death. May you find comfort in God's promise that there will be a resurrection of all those who have been safely tucked away in his memory.  John 5:28, 29 says "... all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out ...""

This tribute was added by Julia Takahashi on 27th January 2018

"I never knew AaNina or your family but wanted to share words of encouragement.  It’s never easy to see those we love pass away.  We can take comfort in knowing that it was never God’s original purpose for us to die.  Revelation 21:3, 4 tells us that in the near future God will eliminate death, tears, and pain.  Until that time— deep sympathy— Julia"

This tribute was added by Eric Williams on 25th January 2018

"On behalf of your team at Comcast we pay our respects to your Mother I'm pretty sure she was an amazing person because Cherisse your an amazing person. Peace and Blessings to you and your family. God Bless."

This tribute was added by Zahkye Rouse on 25th January 2018

"Grandma even though we never met we love you. Thank u for our dad ..rest in heaven love kye kye and zariah age 13 and 15"

This tribute was added by Cherisse Battles on 25th January 2018

"Ma was a character, lol!  Her laughter, tears, successes, failures, ups, and downs blended and fit together to create a strong, beautiful, intelligent, and complicated woman. My love and respect for her endured much that is better remembered, even when the lessons learned weren't to be cherished.  We cannot choose our mother just as we cannot choose our child.  However, we can choose to refrain from letting disappointment outweigh the blessings shared between mother and child.  This chosen lesson is an eternal blessing I am proud to say that Ma and I shared!"

This tribute was added by Bonita Bowens on 25th January 2018

"I Am Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path Allah laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much; Good friends, good times, A loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift your heart and share with me, Allah wanted me now, He set me FREE.."

This tribute was added by Candice Robinson on 25th January 2018

"Mommy, you are truly and dearly missed. I feel blessed to have had someone as strong as you as my Mother. I wished that I could be there at your side at your moment of passing, but like always, you wanted to do things by yourself and for yourself. I feel blessed to have been able to spend 10 days loving on you and caring for you at the sunset of your life. Your memory will live on in those of us who loved you. Like I told you the last time I saw you, it's not "goodbye", but instead, it's "I'll see you later"."

This tribute was added by Shaft Rouse on 25th January 2018

"To all who visit this memorial who were not bestowed with the presence of our mother prior to her departure... you need only to envision an individual who does not wallow in her despair and her shortcomings. Many remained transfixed, and looked on in utter amazement, as our Lord and Savior accomplished many, many feats at her beckoning."

This tribute was added by Shaft Rouse on 25th January 2018

"Thank you for your role in my existence, and for teaching me the lessons that are painful to teach a child."

This tribute was added by Shaft Rouse on 25th January 2018

"It is important for me to confess...my journey through life so far has been symbolic of the very pain and anguish I once endured as you wrestled a many Combs through all that hair of mine of which you adorned so. Even then you taught me so very much, and yes, I am your inattentive-sensitive Shaft DePrell... except now, I am ever so attentive."

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

Click on a photo to enlarge.

This memorial is administered by:

Candice Robinson
Bonita Bowens


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!