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
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.”
Karen Marshall and R. Scott Marshall
This couple met while in military, and were both shot dead during the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. They reportedly deeply religious people.
R. Scott Marshall, 56, and Karen Marshall, 57, first met while apart of North Carolina’s Seymour Johnson Air Force Base more than 32 years ago, according to an interview with R. Scott Marshall’s sister Holly Hannum.
“They lasted,” Hannum said. “They had kids, they traveled — they had a love that lasted over time. The one thing I am holding on to is the fact that they were Christians, in the Lord’s house, worshipping him. They loved each other and died together.”
Richard Rodríguez and Theresa Rodríguez
According to Richard’s daughter, Regina Amador, the deceased couple were ” just amazing people.” Amador spoke with People magazine, while surrounded by extended family members, to provide memories and impressions of this couple who were slain at the shooting in Sutherland Springs.
Amador said, “We’ve just been sitting around a table, reminiscing, looking at pictures of them. I can’t believe this is happening, but it’s happening.”
Richard Rodriguez was 64-years-old at the time of his death. Meanwhile, his wife Theresa Rodriguez passed away at the age of 66.
Robert Corrigan and Shani Corrigan
The headline for a tribute article about Robert Corrigan says that he “was everything his killer was not.” Corrigan was an air force chief master sergeant. The article was featured on the veterans’ news site Task & Purpose, which also paid tribute to his wife Shani Corrigan.
According to the Clare County, Michigan, director of veterans’ services, Robert served in the military for three decade, rising up the ranks and earning his respect. He retired from the service in 2015. And according to a Task & Force report, Robert and Shani had been an item way before he enlisted into the air force, as they were said to be high-school sweethearts.
“Chief Corrigan was one of those few leaders who really got to know his people,” Bethany Keirans, a veteran Air Force staff sergeant, told Task & Purpose. “He’d remember exactly what his airmen and NCOs were going through; he’d stop by your unit and ask, ‘Hey, how’s it going, how’s your kid?’ He cared about our personal lives and not just our professional lives.”
The couple had two sons, and both are on active duty in the military.
Tara McNulty, 33
Tara McNulty was a 33-year-old single mother. Her friends told the Washington Post how she loved her children deeply. According to the Austin American-Statesman, McNulty was killed during the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, while her two children were wounded by gunfire.
“It rips your heart out of your chest,” McNulty’s best friend Amber Maricle told the Washington Post. “She was like my soul sister. We could literally finish each other’s sentences.”
Dennis Johnson and Sara Johnson
The families of Dennis and Sara Johnson confirmed their death with the Washington Post. Both died during the massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Dennis Johnson died at 77 years of age, while Sara died at the age of 68.
The families of the victims declined to give further information regarding the deceased.