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Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde


This week has been filled with funerals in Uvalde, Texas, honoring the 21 victims killed in the Robb Elementary School Massacre.

Amerie Jo Garza and Maite Rodriguez, both 10, were laid to rest May 31, after Memorial Day weekend.

The last ever photo of Amerie Jo Garza, at this year’s awards show, was displayed inside the Hillcrest Funeral Home where her visitation took place, a mourner told ABC Station Houston KTRK.

“I can’t begin to imagine what these families are going through,” the woman said, wiping away tears. “And that’s the hardest part. You know, if I could take some of their pain away, I think I would.”

Maite Rodriguez was “charismatic” and “goal driven,” her mother told The Associated Press.

Raquel Martinez comforts her two daughters as her husband, Daniel Martinez, comforts their sons outside Robb Elementary School, May 26, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Martinez and her four children stayed home for days, holding each other. They are afraid, she said. Her two daughters, ages 15 and 11, wept outside a memorial. They had both been taught by the two deceased teachers, Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles.

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Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

A rose with a message hangs from a barricade at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 31, 2022, to honor the victims killed in last week’s school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.

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Nineteen students and two teachers were murdered on May 24 when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos allegedly opened fire on the school with an AR-15 rifle he had purchased days earlier.

Memorial services are scheduled to take place in the small Texas town through June 16.

Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

The 21 people who died May 24, 2022 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas in a mass shooting.

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The funeral of Irma Garcia, one of the teachers killed in the shooting, and her husband, Jose Garcia, who died of a heart attack two days after the shooting, was held last Wednesday at Sacred Catholic Church. Heart of Uvalde.

The funeral of 10-year-old Jose Manuel Flores Jr. was held on Wednesday.

Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

People carry the coffin of Jose Flores Jr, one of the victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers, outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church , in Uvalde, Texas on June 1, 2022.

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Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

A woman cries after the funeral of Jose Flores Jr., one of the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, before heading to his funeral at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas , June 1, 2022.

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The funeral of 10-year-old Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo took place on Thursday.

Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

Pallbearers prepare to carry Nevaeh Bravo’s casket during a funeral service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Bravo was killed in last week’s shooting at an elementary school.

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Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

Pallbearers carry the casket of Nevaeh Bravo during a funeral service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.

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Maranda Gail Mathis, 11, and Eliahna Torres, 10, were also laid to rest on Thursday.

The funeral of cousins ​​Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11, and Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10, was held Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The cousins ​​were “full of life” and “always had smiles on their faces,” their family said in a statement to ABC News.

9-year-old Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares is remembered during a service at Sacred Heart on Friday afternoon. She “had the biggest heart,” her mother, Jacinto Cazares, told ABC News.

Cazares’ cousin Annabell Rodriguez, 10, was in the same fourth grade class and was also killed in the shooting. His funeral will be held Wednesday at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles morgue.

Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

A young visitor brings flowers to a memorial for the victims killed in last week’s shooting at Robb Elementary School, May 31, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.

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A service honoring 10-year-old Makenna Elrod was held at First Baptist Church on Saturday. Her “smile would light up a room,” her aunt, Allison McCullough, told ABC News.

The funeral of 10-year-old Rojelio Torres was held in Rushing Knowles on Saturday. His mother, Evadulia Orta, described her son to ABC News as a “very intelligent and loving child”.

Alithia Ramirez, 10, was buried Sunday after her funeral at First Baptist Church. Her grandmother, Rosa Maria Ramirez, described her to ABC News as a “very talented little girl” who loved to draw.

Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

US Border Patrol officers visit a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 31, 2022.

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Ellie Garcia, 9, will be buried Monday after a funeral at Sacred Heart. Her funeral will take place two days after she would have turned 10.

Xavier Lopez, 10, will be buried at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery following his funeral on Tuesday. He was always the “life of the party,” his grandmother, Amelia Sandoval, told ABC News.

The funeral of fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles will be held Friday at Sacré-Coeur. Mireles’ cousin Amber Ybarra described her as a “heroine” and an “incredible mom”.

Ellie Garcia, 9 years old, buried in Uvalde

A woman cries as she leaves a funeral home after attending a visitation for Nevaeh Bravo, one of the victims killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting last week, in Uvalde, Texas May 31, 2022.

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Alexandria Rubio, 10, will be memorialized June 10 at First Baptist Church. The heterosexual student received a good citizen award from her school on the day she was killed, her family said.

The funeral of 10-year-old Tess Mata will take place on June 13 at Sacré-Coeur. His mother, Veronica Mata, told ABC News that she never believed a school shooting could happen in their small town.

Layla Salazar, 11, will be buried on June 16 after a service at the Sacred Heart. Her brother, Julien Salazar, described her as “positive” and “energetic”. She and her father would sing Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” on the way to school each morning, Vincent Salazar told the AP.

The memorial service for 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia will be held June 25 at Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo. Uziyah Garcia, who is not related to Irma and Jose Garcia, was described by his grandfather as “the sweetest little boy I have ever known”.

ABC News’ Emily Shapiro and Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.

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