First responders are at the shooting scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
First responders are at the shooting scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. ( REUTERS/Joe Mitchell)

Joe and Claryce Holcombe lost nine family members during Sunday's horrific mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, but, despite the unimaginable carnage, the couple are remaining firm and resolute in their Christian faith.

The extent of the impact that the event had on the Holcombe family is both staggering and unfathomable, as the elderly couple lost their son, Bryan Holcombe, and his wife, Karla, in addition to their grandson, Marc Daniel Holcombe, as well as his baby daughter—and their great-granddaughter —Noah.

They also lost Crystal Holcombe, the wife of their grandson, John Holcombe, three of their great-grandchildren—Emily, Megan and Greg—and the unborn baby Crystal was carrying, who was reportedly due to be born in April; John Holcombe and two additional children survived.

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