MCKINNEY - The parents of the boy who has become known as Wylie's Angel came to an agreement on his final resting place during a court hearing Monday afternoon.
After two hours behind closed doors in a Collin County court, Nyki Phillips and Jerry Isgrigg, Gerren's parent, agreed that the six-year-old boy will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Arizona. They also agreed on an undisclosed date for the burial ceremony.
They had met in Arizona where they began dating, said Mark McCraw, Isgrigg's attorney. They felt it was a place where both of their families could travel to.
Darlene Philips, the boy's grandmother who has been charged in his death, remains behind bars in a Collin County jail. She is accused of abandoning her grandson in April near a park in Wylie. Gerren's body was found under brush on April 15, which was three days after he was abandoned.
The judge in the case said the court order will be presented to the funeral home where the remains of Gerren are currently.
It's going to be a happy ending, said Charlie Busby, a pastor of a Wylie Baptist church that offered to pay for the funeral. Everybody's going to be satisfied.
Busby said it is just the closure the community had been praying for.
Before the hearing, Gerren's father asked a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to stop his ex-wife from taking their son's remains out of Texas.
WFAA's Jonathan Betz contirbuted to this report