Rosanna Violet (Martindale) Wren, born February 2nd, 1983, in Texarkana, Texas, and died on August 3rd, 2023 in Cass County, Texas. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Agnes Martindale, her father and step-mother, David and Ann Horsley, and her mother, Marlene Martindale. Rosanna was an absolute daddy’s girl and was shattered by her father’s death.
She is survived by her three wonderful children and their fathers, Veronica (Guillermo Martinez) of Dallas, Texas, Kingston (Walter Wren) of Redwater, Texas, and Marley (Clint Vickers) of New Boston, Texas. Rosanna left behind her heartbroken sister, Alyce (Martindale) Brewer of Fort Smith, Arkansas, along with her beloved nephew and niece, Declan and Lily, who were able to spend time with their aunt in the week before she passed. Additionally, she left behind her brother, James Carter of Muncie, Indiana, along with her niece Emma. She is also survived by her maternal aunt and uncle, Tina and Rick Syphers of Leary, Texas, who were just like parents to her and who loved her like their own from the day she was born until the day she died. She also left behind her cousin, who was more like a brother, Shan Syphers and wife Sandra (Bertrand) of Hooks, Texas, along with their precious daughter Londyn. Rosanna is also survived by five sweet kiddos with whom she had a special relationship, Journie and Justice (Clint Vickers), along with Teagan, Taelyn, and Trip (Tristin Clark and Jessica Vickers) all of Texas. Rosanna took her presence away from many other loved ones who are too numerous to list; she brought laughter and comfort to so many people.
Rosanna was a wonderful baker, from her yummy biscuits to the homemade birthday cakes she made for each of her children. She had a beautiful voice, was a talented artist, and could play the flute, cornet, and piano by ear. She loved to braid anyone’s hair who could sit still long enough. She was fiercely protective of those she loved and quick to forgive almost to a fault.
As all of Rosanna’s family and loved ones are absolutely shocked and saddened by her tragic death, plans for a memorial will come out at a later date. Please feel free to celebrate Rosanna’s life in your own way, via a get-together, memorial, sharing her photos and memories on social media, or by baking a cake for a loved one. If you would like to honor the life of Rosanna, we ask that you make a donation in her name to suicide prevention at AFSP.org.
We would like to express our gratitude to Rosanna’s cousin, Marie, for the purchase of Rosanna’s gorgeous urn.
We would also like to express our appreciation for and offer our prayers to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, EMS personnel, Hanner Funeral Services, and to the person who found our beloved mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend.