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Theda Wren

October 11, 1924 — April 13, 2023

Mother Theda Bara Wren was born October 11, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was one of eight children born to the late Louis Bryant and Mother Nancy McCain. She departed this life, Thursday, April 13, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother Wren, a resident of St. Louis, MO, completed her high school education at Sumner High School. Notable alumni from Sumner High School include Tina Turner, Arthur Ashe, and Chuck Berry, among others. After graduating from high school, Mother Wren attended Los Angeles City College, where she earned her Associate of Arts (AA) degree. She then went on to become a beloved preschool teacher, dedicating much of her life to educating young children. In addition to her career as a preschool teacher, Mother Wren also took on the role of a homemaker, dedicating herself to creating a nurturing and loving home. Her commitment to teaching and homemaking impacted the lives of many individuals, and her contributions to her community are commendable. Mother Wren was united in Holy Matrimony to Humphrey Wren in St. Louis, Missouri on January 12, 1946. They were married 43 years before her husband passed away in 1989. Mother Wren and Humphrey had one adopted son, Drew Humphrey Wren, Sr. who proceeded her in death. Mother Wren's life was certainly marked by significant experiences and adventures. After moving to California with her late husband Humphrey in 1948, Mother Wren lived there until she relocated to Las Vegas in 2001. She was known as the rock of her family, displaying a heart of gold and opening her doors to family members in need, helping them start fresh in California. Mother Wren had a love of serving and would open her home to serve dinners. She also loved baking and fishing. Mother Wren's adventurous spirit also took her to various parts of the world. She was an avid traveler, visiting historical biblical places in Israel and even getting baptized in the Jordan River in Jerusalem. Her travels extended to Greece, China, the Philippines, Singapore, Africa, Hawaii, Egypt, and the Caribbean, showcasing her curiosity and desire to explore different cultures and places. Mother Wren's life was undoubtedly full and successful, enriched by her travels and her generosity towards her family. Her legacy as a caring and adventurous individual will be cherished by her loved ones for years to come. Mother Wren's faith was a central aspect of her life. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and remained devoted to her faith throughout her life. In St. Louis, she attended Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ as a young adult, and when she moved to California, she joined West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Her late husband, along with the founding Pastor, Elder Clarence Church, played a role in building the church. Mother Wren remained an active member of West Angeles Church of God in Christ under the leadership of former Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blakes. After relocating to Las Vegas, Mother Wren joined St. Paul Church of God in Christ under Elder Carruth Hall, Jr., and continued to be an active member until her passing. She participated in numerous International Convocations, AIM Conventions, and Women's International Conventions associated with the Church of God in Christ, showcasing her dedication to her faith and involvement in church activities. Mother Wren's commitment to her faith and her active involvement in her church community exemplify her deep spirituality and love for attending church. Her faith was a significant aspect of her life, and she found joy in being an active member of the Church of God in Christ throughout her journey. Mother Wren was preceded in death by her loving parents, Louis Bryant and Mother Nancy McCain, her husband Humphrey Wren, and her son Drew Wren. She also lost four brothers, Percy, Hyman, Henderson, and Herman, as well as two sisters, Thelma and Alvada Helen. Mother Wren leaves behind cherished memories that will be held dear by her surviving loved ones. She is survived by her sister, Genetha Burkley (Oxnard, CA), Grandchildren, Shenick Covington (California), Drew Humphrey Wren, II (California), and Dione Arlee Wren (California), a Great Granddaughter, Nia Lewis (California) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other dear relatives and friends. Her memory will be cherished by those who knew and loved her, and her impact on their lives will be remembered with fondness.

The family of Mother Theda Wren wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation your kind expressions of sympathy during the transition of our loved one. Our heartfelt gratitude for all your calls, cards, food, visits, flowers, prayers and love. We will be forever grateful to you. May God continue to shower down his blessings to you all. The Family of Mother Theda Wren

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

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