US authorities have now released the identities of all 26 people killed in the Texas gun massacre on Sunday:
The Holcombe family:
Nine members of the same family died, including an unborn baby.
John Bryan Holcombe, 60, who went by the name Bryan, was walking up to the pulpit when he was shot in the shower of gunfire.
Karla Plain Holcombe, 58, his wife and high school sweetheart, also died. His parents said she had the "gift of hospitality" and was going to host Thanksgiving.
Marc Daniel Holcombe, the couple's 36-year-old son whose nickname was Denny, was killed. He was a clone of his father, a colleague a told The New York Times.
Noah Holcombe, his one-year-old daughter, was also killed. Her parents had tried for a long time to have a child.
Crystal Holcombe, 36, the daughter-in-law of Cryan and Karla, was shot dead. The mother-of-five was eight months pregnant with her sixth child, who was included in the final death toll.
Emily, Megan and Greg Hill, three of her children, died with her. Crystal is survived by her husband, John Holcombe, and two children.
Her first husband died of cancer and she had only been married to John for a few years. Associates said she was a "breath of fresh air" and "loved children".
Annabelle Renae Pomeroy:
The 14-year-old daughter of the church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, was killed in the church.
He was on a rare weekend away in Oklahoma and said Annabelle "was one very beautiful, special child".
His wife, Sherri, told a news conference on Monday: "We lost more than Annabelle yesterday, and one thing that gives me a sliver of encouragement is the fact that Belle was surrounded yesterday by her church family that she loved fiercely.
"As senseless as this tragedy was our sweet Belle would not have been able to deal with losing so much family yesterday. Please don't forget Sutherland Springs."
Robert Michael Corrigan, 51, and his wife Shani Louise Corrigan, 51, were high school sweethearts originally from Michigan who raised three sons together and were called "very wonderful people" by a family friend.
Their 25-year-old son killed himself just under a year ago and his memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.
The Ward family:
Joann Lookingbill Ward, 30, and her two daughters, Brooke Bryanne Ward, five, and Emily Garcia, seven, were killed in the shooting.
She died shielding her children from the gunfire.
Joann's five-year-old son Ryland survived but was shot several times and is in hospital, while her husband Chris lives.
The 16-year-old was killed in the church soon after her mother, Charlene Uhl, told her: "I love you, I'll see you later."
Ms Uhl, told ABC News: "My daughter was amazing. The perfect 16-year-old girl.
"She was entertaining everywhere she went. She had a great future ahead of her and she was excited to being.
"I hardly ever went anywhere without her."
The 33-year old died in the shooting, with her best friend saying her heart "is broken".
Ricardo Cardona Rodriguez, 64 and his wife, Therese Sagan Rodriguez, were among those killed.
Lula Woicinski White:
The 71-year-old was shot dead, her sister confirmed.
Robert Scott Marshall, 56, and his wife Karen Sue Marshall, 56, were killed on their first visit to the church.
Robert, known as Scott, was a veteran who worked on jet engines.
Karen, who had been in the military, was looking forward to her retirement.
Keith Allen Braden:
The 62-year-old died in the shooting while his wife Debbie is recovering from three gunshot wounds.
The parents of three grown-up children were regulars at the church.
Also among those killed were Peggy Lynn Warden, 56, Sara Johns Johnson, 68, and Dennis Neil Johnson Sr, 77.Let's