Hundreds show to remember Trey Erwin

Trey Erwin, 15, died Thursday from a rare form of pancreatic cancer
Trey Erwin, 15, died Thursday from a rare form of pancreatic cancer

(WMC-TV) – The people whose lives were touched by Jerry Wayne Erwin III "Trey" gathered to remember him Saturday.

Hundreds attended the teenager's funeral held at Germantown Baptist Church where the Erwin's were members.

The family called the service a celebration of life and the program included songs of worship and praise.

Trey's father, Jay Erwin is a Memphis firefighter and paramedic and members of the Pink Heals Foundation attended to support the family.

Trey wore the number 13 as a freshman on the Collierville High School football team.

Head Coach Mike O'neill announced during the service that Trey's honorary jersey would be worn and rotated throughout the upcoming season.

The 15-year-old inspired the entire community as he battled an adult form of pancreatic cancer.

Erwin shared his story with the public through social media.

"I'm not inspiring anyone," he said in a video produced about his journey. "I'm being used by God and I just want all the glory to go to him and none, none, none, to me."

He died Thursday at 3:15 in the afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

"Trey is now healthy in heaven," said the blog used to share Erwin's story with the public.

Trey was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage four pancreatic cancer. He was given six months to live.

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