Erwin Family Says Funeral Will Be a Celebration
(Collierville, TN) – Hopefully, the sanctuary at Germantown Baptist Church will be large enough to hold all the people who are coming Saturday to show their love for Collierville’s Trey Erwin.
“Everyone will just pack on in there,” said family friend, Cindy Molner. “Lisa did tweet this morning that the funeral was not private. She wants everyone to celebrate Trey.”
Trey’s faith, courage, and bravery have inspired people all across the world as the 15-year-old took on a rare and aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. He died Thursday after a four-month battle.
“A lot of the community was hoping for that miracle,” said Molner. “Of course, it’s never in our timing.”
Doctors hoped Trey would live six to twelve months from his May diagnosis. His parents were hoping he’d make it at least to July 31st, his 16th birthday and according to the Town of Collierville, Trey Erwin day.
“That was their goal and that was what they wanted to be able to celebrate, but obviously God had other plans,” said Molner.
Lisa Erwin posted on Twitter that she missed her son and was having trouble sleeping Thursday night, but early Friday morning she was taking comfort in the same faith her son demonstrated for the world.
“Trey has been obedient through this whole thing,” said Molner. “They’re going through hard times, tough times, but he carried out his walk for Christ, throughout the whole time and so has [his parents].
The visitation at Germantown Baptist Church goes from 10a-1p, Saturday. The funeral will begin at 2p. The family says it will be open to the public.
The Erwin’s request that memorial donations be given to Germantown Baptist’s student ministry, St. Jude, or West Clinic.