Trey Erwin's 'Celebration of Life' is scheduled for Saturday - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Trey Erwin's 'Celebration of Life' is scheduled for Saturday

(WMC-TV) – Family and friends of Trey Erwin will join together this weekend  to celebrate the teen's life.

And now memorial services for Erwin are scheduled for Saturday. 

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A Celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. at Germantown Baptist Church.  Following the celebration of his life, there will be a burial at Memorial Park.  

Although he lost his fight with cancer, many around the Mid-South and even the nation are remembering Trey Erwin.

"I'm not shocked at his strength," his mother Lisa Erwin said in an online video produced by MERICA NOIR. "He's always been strong willed. He's always been strong willed."

In March, the 15-year-old was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and given 6 months to live.

His diagnosis sparked the Pray for Trey social media movement, T-shirts, armbands and a song.

Songwriter Nick Tutor sat down with Action News 5 at Germantown Baptist church where the Erwin's are members.

Tutor said he wrote "Fly" because he was inspired by the Erwin family's strength.

"The song says 'with faith as strong as diamonds and courage just as tough, you'll soar where eagles fly way above the mountaintops'" said Tutor.

At around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, Trey's parents wrote on his blog "Trey is now healthy in heaven."

Trey succumbed to his battle with cancer, but Tutor said he feels the teen's life was still a miracle.

"Miracles happen, but maybe not the way we all would like to see, which is him make a miraculous comeback," Tutor said.

"I'm not inspiring anyone," Trey Erwin said in a video posted online before his death. "I'm being used by God and I just want all the glory to go to him and none, none, none, to me."

On Twitter, Trey's mother asked for prayers after announcing her son's death.

"Trey is healthy in heaven. No need to pray for Trey!!! Pray for the Erwin's," she wrote.

Listen to "Fly".

Please click here to read Erwin's blog, learn more about Trey's journey, and show your support. 

Click here to find out more about his memorial services.

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved

RELATED ITEMS

Updated:

Bike ride to support local teen battling cancer Trey Erwin named honorary UT alum Teen battling cancer inspires Mid-South movement Collierville players ask Mid-South to pray for teammate More>>

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff's department to get new cars

    Sheriff's department to get new cars

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:46:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Clay County Quorum Court approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the sheriff's department.

    The Clay County Quorum Court approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the sheriff's department.

  • Group helps mentally ill, homeless in White County

    Group helps mentally ill, homeless in White County

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:33:53 GMT
    Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)
    Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)

    A project to help the mentally ill and homeless in White County has often been a place of last resort for people who sometimes have no other place to go. 

    A project to help the mentally ill and homeless in White County has often been a place of last resort for people who sometimes have no other place to go. 

  • Fraternity, sorority suspended at UALR

    Fraternity, sorority suspended at UALR

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:22:33 GMT
    UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)
    UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)

    A fraternity and sorority have been suspended after reports of a video reportedly showing the groups singing a song and using racial slurs. 

    A fraternity and sorority have been suspended after reports of a video reportedly showing the groups singing a song and using racial slurs. 

Powered by Frankly