Editor’s note: This article is part of a KSAT 12 special project Remembering the Victims of the Robb Elementary School.
Her full name was Eliahna Amyah Garcia, but to her friends and family, she was simply “Ellie.”
And Ellie, 9, was a fun child.
Her uncle, Adrian Alonzo, said she was always up to something.
“She loved basketball. She loved to ride bikes. She loved to go to church with us. She loved the Lord. And, she loved school, dancing, TikToks.”
She was also a big fan of “Encanto.”
In fact, for her upcoming birthday, she was hoping to receive gifts related to the Disney movie.
She was days shy of celebrating her 10th birthday on June 4.
She was the second oldest of five girls and loved spending time with her sisters.
“Ellie was a beautiful girl. She was filled with so much joy… She had a good heart. She was never angry at anyone. She loved every one. She was just such a good kid,” said Alonzo.
“We were thankful to have Ellie for the nine years of her life with us. We will never forget her. She will always be a part of this family, even in her death,” added Alonzo.