Mr. Roshiek Darmal Wren, 27, of Batesville, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.
He was born Nov. 28, 1984 in Newport, the son of Valerie Wren and Tommy Phillips. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jessie Willis Murray, and Ester and Ruby Phillips; and great-grandparents, J.E. and Ruby “Moma Rose” Wren, and V.S. and Jessie Murray. He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Valerie Wren of Newport; his father, Tommy Phillips of Tacoma, Wash.; his grandmother, Mary Lou “M.L.” Wren; four sons, Kayden Hickman and Trezhan Wren, both of Newport, Darmail Wren of Batesville, and La’Zabien Wren of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Leah Wren of Newport, Sheikeny and Valerie Wren, both of Batesville; three brothers, Darvail Wren, Zavian Dodson, and Tony Phillips, all of Newport; three sisters, Kinesha Wren of Jonesboro, Kinese Dodson of Newport, and Katelyn Dodson of Searcy; six nieces; seven nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Greater Morning Star Baptist Church with interment in New Quiet Cemetery. Friends visited at the funeral home Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).