THE family of a mother-of-three found dead on her 25th birthday have paid tribute to a “wonderful mum”.
The body of Donna Derwent was discovered by her husband Antony at their home in Maes-y-Coed, Gwersyllt.
Mrs Derwent, who died on Saturday morning, also leaves behind three children: two daughters aged seven and one, and a six-year-old son.
Her sister-in-law Sian Walker led the tributes to Mrs Derwent and described the past few days as “hellish”.
She said: “She was a wonderful mum and had done so much for a woman of her age.
“She loved her kids and tried her best for them. It’s never easy bringing up three young children, but Donna did so well with them.
“Donna, Antony and the children were never apart. We just hope now that she is at peace.
“The way people around this community have rallied around Antony and the children is heart-warming. It is just a tragic moment for everyone.
“We’d also like to thank the teachers at Heulfan Primary School, who came round and looked after the children on Saturday. They have been so thoughtful.”
Mrs Derwent had lived in the Wrexham area all her life, having previously lived in Plas Madoc before moving to Gwersyllt.
Dean Jones, of adjoining street Pen-y-Llyn, said the community had been “badly shaken” by the news of Mrs Derwent’s death.
He said: “It’s a shock for everyone. We are devastated.
“All the kids around here play together in the Close – it really is a close neighbourhood.
“I went to school with Donna and she was a lovely person. It is a terrible thing to have happened.”
Reacting to the death on Facebook, Wendy Wynn-Jones said: “I want to say I'm missing you, Mrs Donna Derwent.
“You were a good mum to your kids and will be sadly missed by them, your family and friends. We will never see your smile again.”
North East Wales coroner John Gittins said Mrs Derwent’s death had been reported to him and a post-mortem examination would be carried out.