A total of 26 people were gunned down at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday. Devin Patrick Kelley is accused of shooting and killing 26 people, including his own grandmother-in-law. Many of the victims have yet to be identified. However, a handful of names and photographs have been revealed, giving the world a glimpse into the life of each victim.
Kelley allegedly massacred 26 people with an assault rifle at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Here’s a look at the lives taken from this Earth on Sunday…
By the way, remember to refresh the page as more info, photos and names are released regarding who was killed as a result of this Texas church massacre…
Texas Church Shooting Victims: Names, Photos & Details
Lula Woicinski White, 71, is one of 26 people who were shot dead by Devin Patrick Kelley at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. White was the shooter’s grandmother-in-law.
According to her sister Mary Mishler Clyburn, White was a “God-loving person.”
“My sister was a wonderful, caring person — a God-loving person. She loved the people in her church. They were all her best friends,” Mary Mishler Clyburn told the New York Daily News. “I miss her badly already. We texted every day. We loved each other to the moon and back.”
White was fan of country music star Blake Shelton. He’s the only country music star who received a like from White’s Facebook page.
She was active at the the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where she was shot and killed by her grandson-in-law.
About four-years-ago, White went on a vacation to Mexico. She wrote a review of Jungle Adventure in Cozumel, Mexico. Activities include ATVs and horse-riding on tours. She wrote, “This was so much fun!!! Alex our guide was great he explained the different landmarks and he took many great photos for us! Everyone was very friendly! A must to do in Cozumel!!!”
Most recently, White posted photos to her Facebook account, as she showed off a fishing trip she had with her grandson David at Rockport, Texas, on July 30, 2017.
She wrote, “We had great time…made great memories..fishing..swimming pool..billards…ping pong…waves in port a…more of all before mentioned…kid kept me busy!!! Lol”
Annabelle Pomeroy is the 14-year-old daughter of Sherri and Frank Pomeroy. Frank is the church pastor, who was away traveling when the shooting broke out on Sunday.
“We lost more than Belle yesterday, and the one thing that gives me a sliver of encouragement is the fact that Belle was surrounded by her church family that she loved fiercely, and vice versa,” Sherri Pomeroy said. “We ate together, we laughed together, we cried together, and we worshipped together. Now most of our church family is gone, our building is probably beyond repair and the few of us that are left behind lost tragically yesterday. As senseless as this tragedy was, our sweet Belle would not have been able to deal with losing so much family.”
Haley Krueger was a 16-year-old girl who was killed during Sunday’s shooting. Her mother, Charlene Marie Uhl said that her daughter had helped with breakfast, that morning at the church.
“She was a vibrant 16-year-old who loved life,” said Charlene.
Haley was reportedly looking forward to a nursing career in a neonatal intensive care unit. She loved babies and attending church.
A total of eight members from the Holcombes family were shot and killed during Sunday’s shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. That day, Bryan Holcombe served as guest pastor. He lived with wife, Karla Holcombe, on a farm in nearby Floresville. Bryan and his wife Karla died during the shooting.
Here are the other members of the Holcombe family who were killed: Danny Holcombe, Noah Holcombe (the son of Bryan and Karla Holcombe), Crystal Holcombe (eight months pregnant), the 17-month old daughter of Danny Holcombe, and three of five of Crystal’s children (their names have yet to be released).
Two of Crystal’s children survived the shooting and are currently in the hospital with their stepfather John Holcombe.
Joann Ward, Brooke Ward and Emily Garza
Joann Ward was killed, along with her two daughters (Brooke Ward and Emily Garza) during Sunday’s shooting massacre at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
Michael Ward, the uncle of the deceased girls, spoke with the Dallas Morning News about the tragedy. He had trouble wrapping his mind around what took place on Sunday inside that Sutherland Springs church.
“It’s unreal at first,” he told the newspaper. “The church of all places.”
Michael Ward was at the church when the shooting broke out. He reportedly carried his wounded 5-year-old nephew Ryland Ward out of the church once the gunfire stopped. The young boy is currently fighting for his life at a hospital after being shot four times, in the stomach, groin and arm.
“They got him all cut open, from the gunshots,” Mr. Ward told the Morning News. “I don’t think he’s going to make it.”