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Texans Remember Colorado Shooting Victim

Jessica Ghawi laid to rest in San Antonio



    Colorado shooting victim and aspiring sportscaster mourned at Texas memorial. (Published Sunday, July 29, 2012)

    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."