Kayden Christopher Phillips, 8, was born on July 5, 2012, to Ms. Shauna Marie Parsons and Mr. Christopher Scott Phillips, in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. \n\nHe passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, in his sleep unexpectedly in his maternal grandparents home. \nBy definition, Kayden would be described as pure love. He saw the beauty in every person he came into contact with, and never missed the opportunity to tell those around him that he loved them.\n\nTo many, he was a ray of sunshine, with an unforgettable laugh and a smile that could lift your spirit in a way that only he knew how. He was a carefree child, that believed the world and everyone in it should be happy. If you spent time with him, you could expect to play video games, dance, and be a part of a nerf gun war! \n\nBefore his passing, he joined Culture Change, a non-profit based in Mercer County, New Jersey, where he volunteered and participated in local park cleans ups. To date, this was one of the most admirable things he has done, as it was a special contribution to the community his mother grew up in. \n\nHis humor and optimism were his greatest strengths. The impressions he made will forever be imprinted on our hearts, and the memories he left behind are his personalized gifts to us. \n\nAlthough we lay him to rest with heavy hearts, Kayden will always be our reminder to keep going, to smile, and to live as happily as he did. \n\nKayden is survived by his beloved family; his mother Shauna Marie Parsons, and father Christopher Scott Phillips; sister Anaya Phillips; Grandparents; Melissa and Jeff Winkowski, and Dorothy "Dot" Phillips. Great grandparents; Betty McLaughlin, Mary Winkowski and Louis Charles Allen; Aunts and Uncles; Greg Parsons, Michael Phillips, Sonia Dallas, Micaiah and Michelle Phillips, Charles Phillips, Dawn Blango and Anjela Phillips; Great aunts and uncles, Melinda and Mark Friedman, Christa Clayton and Randy Cooper, Brian McLaughlin, Terri DeFreitas McLaughlin and Roberta Phillips; Special cousins, Kaitlyn Root, Carmen Ledies, A.J. Phillips, Dahlia Parsons, Josiah Phillips, Lily Ingram, and Isaiah Wright, Jr.; Godparents, Crystal Brockton and Larry Paul II. Along with a host of other cousins and extended family. \n \nRelatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, May, 5, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at T.J. Fluehr Funeral Home, located at 11010 Knights Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154. Attendees must wear a face mask in accordance with CDC safety guidelines. \n\nThe family has selected Philadelphia Flower Co. as the appointed florist, if you would like to order flowers, they can be reached at 215-632-6270. In lieu of flower donations in Kayden's memory, you may also visit GoFundMe.com, and search "Kayden Phillip's Home Going Services" to leave a monetary gift. All floral donations must arrive at T.J. Fluehr Funeral Home by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.\n\nTo send flowers to Kayden's family, please visit our floral store.