Texans Remember Colorado Shooting Victim

Jessica Ghawi laid to rest in San Antonio

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|  Sunday, Jul 29, 2012  |  Updated 1:04 AM CDT
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Colorado shooting victim and aspiring sportscaster mourned at Texas memorial.

Lindsay Wilcox, NBC 5 News

Colorado shooting victim and aspiring sportscaster mourned at Texas memorial.

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Friends and family fondly recalled the zest for life and knack for clumsiness of an aspiring sports journalist who was one of 12 people killed in a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Colorado.
 

Mourners on Saturday packed the two-hour memorial service for 24-year-old Jessica Ghawi at Community Bible Church in San Antonio.


They laughed and cried as they celebrated the smart, pretty, redhead's positive and energetic spirit.
   

A statement from Ghawi's mother described her as a "jolt of lightning, a whirlwind, a Labrador puppy running clumsily with innocent joy."
   

Her brother, Jordan Ghawi, encouraged everyone to act on their dreams as his sister did. He called the shooter a hate-filled "coward" but looking at the crowd he said "imagine what we can do with this much love."

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