At least 26 people were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire on the congregation at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Eight were members of the Holcombe family:GoFundMe
As Dearly previously reported, three generations of the family perished in the attack: Bryan Holcombe and his wife of 40 years, Karla; their son, Marc, 36, and his toddler daughter, Noah; Crystal Holcombe, and the pregnant wife of Marc’s brother, John, and Bryan and Karla’s daughter-in-law. Three of Crystal’s five children, Greg, Emily, and Megan, were also killed, according to People, as well as Crystal’s unborn child.
Holcombe patriarch, and Marc and John Holcombe’s father, Joe Holcombe, 86, lost “children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a future great-grandchild,” per The Washington Post.
Among the reports of the lives lost was a young toddler who had not been identified. The New York Post is now reporting Noah Holcombe, the daughter of Marc Holcombe, was the youngest victim of the Texas massacre.
She was 17 months old, per CNN.Karla Plain Holcombe/Facebook
She is survived by her mother, Jenni Holcombe. A Facebook post by Noah’s grandmother, Karla Holcombe, shortly after the little girl’s birth presents her full name: Noah Grace.
According to reports, over half of the victims killed in Sunday’s Texas church shooting were children.
It has been reported that in addition to members of the Holcombe clan, 14-year-old Annabelle Pomeroy, the daughter of the church’s pastor who was traveling that day:Sherri Newman Pomeroy/Facebook
And 16-year-old Haley Krueger, who had helped arrange breakfast at the church that morning, according to her mother:Patrick Justice/Facebook
Were among the children who were killed.