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Pastor’s 14-year-old daughter laid to rest

mySA logo mySA 3 days ago By Silvia Foster-Frau, Staff Writer
Handout photo of Bryan Holcombe and his wife Karla Plain Holcombe: Bryan Holcombe (L), an associate pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs where the shooting took place, was killed in the gunfire. His wife, Karla (R) was also killed. Bryan and Karla's son, Marc Daniel Holcombe, was also killed with his infant child, Noah Holcombe, who was just a year old. Family members Joe and Claryce Holcombe told the Washington Post they lost eight extended family members.Social media/Handout via Victims of the Texas church shooting

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She played soccer, and baseball too. She went to church every week, and sometimes rode with her father on his turquoise and cream Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Annabelle Pomeroy, 14, was one of 26 worshipers killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Nov. 5 by a lone gunman with a history of domestic violence.

This undated student ID photo released by the Seguin Independent School District shows Annabelle Pomeroy. The 14-year-old's parents, pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and Sherri Pomeroy, were out of town when a man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, killing more than two dozens, including Annabelle. (Seguin Independent School District via AP) © Associated Press This undated student ID photo released by the Seguin Independent School District shows Annabelle Pomeroy. The 14-year-old's parents, pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and Sherri Pomeroy, were out of town when a man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, killing more than two dozens, including Annabelle. (Seguin Independent School District via AP) On Monday, one week and one day later, her adoptive parents, Pastor Frank and Sherri Pomeroy, held services for their daughter at the first Baptist Church in La Vernia, according to Franklin Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

“She was such a beautiful girl,” Rita Brown, Annabelle’s grandmother, told the Express-News last week. “I just don’t know what else to say except I’m going to miss her so much. She was the light of my life.”

Frank and Sherri Pomeroy were out of state when the massacre occurred. Annabelle was sitting alongside Richard and Therese Rodriguez, who were also killed and whose funeral was on Saturday. Officials said the killer, Devin P. Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, fled when a church neighbor shot him twice. Kelley crashed his vehicle shortly afterward and shot himself to death.

sfosterfrau@express-news.net

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