(UVALDE, Texas) — This week was filled with funerals in Uvalde, Texas, to honor the 21 victims killed in the Robb Elementary School massacre.
Amerie Jo Garza and Maite Rodriguez, both 10 years old, were laid to rest on May 31, following the Memorial Day weekend.
The last photo ever taken of Amerie Jo Garza, at this year’s award’s day, was featured inside the Hillcrest Funeral Home where her visitation took place, one mourner told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV.
“I can’t begin to imagine what these families are going through,” the woman said as she wiped away tears. “And that’s the hardest part. You know, if I could take a little bit of their pain away, I think I would.”
Nineteen students and two teachers were murdered on May 24 when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos allegedly opened fire at the school with an AR-15-style rifle he purchased days before.
Memorial services are expected to take place in the small Texas town through June 16.
The funeral services for 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, took place Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde.
The funeral for Jose Manuel Flores Jr., 10, was Wednesday.
A funeral for 10-year-old Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo took place Thursday.
Maranda Gail Mathis, 11, and Eliahna Torres, 10, were also laid to rest Thursday.
The funeral for cousins Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11, and Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10, was held Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The cousins were “full of life” and “always had a smile on their face,” their family said in a statement to ABC News.
Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares, 9, was remembered at a service at Sacred Heart Friday afternoon. She “had the biggest heart,” her mother, Jacinto Cazares, told ABC News.
Cazares’ cousin, 10-year-old Annabell Rodriguez, was in the same fourth-grade class and was also killed in the shooting. Her funeral will take place Wednesday at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A service honoring 10-year-old Makenna Elrod took place at First Baptist Church on Saturday. Her “smile would light up a room,” her aunt, Allison McCullough, told ABC News.
The funeral for Rojelio Torres, 10, took place at Rushing Knowles on Saturday. His mother, Evadulia Orta, described her son to ABC News as a “very smart 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, will be laid to rest on Monday after a funeral at Sacred Heart. Her funeral will take place two days after she would have turned 10 years old.
Xavier Lopez, 10, will be buried at the Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery after his funeral on Tuesday. He was always the “life of the party,” his grandmother, Amelia Sandoval, told ABC News.
The funeral for fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles will take place on Friday at Sacred Heart. Mireles’ cousin, Amber Ybarra, described her as a “hero” and an “amazing mom.”
Alexandria Rubio, 10, will be remembered on Saturday at First Baptist Church. The straight-A student received a good citizen award from her school on the day she was killed, her family said.
The funeral for Tess Mata, 10, will take place on June 13 at Sacred Heart. Her mother, Veronica Mata, told ABC News she never believed a school shooting could happen in their small town.
Layla Salazar, 11, will be laid to rest on June 16 after a service at Sacred Heart. Her brother, Julien Salazar, described her as “positive” and “energetic.”
The memorial service for Uziyah Garcia, 10, will take place on 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 that I’ve ever known.”
ABC News’ Emily Shapiro and Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.
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