Please pray for the 4 children left behind after their mom was killed in the Texas shooting and their dad suffered a fatal heart attack today
· · May 26, 2022 ·

There are no words for this kind of pain and tragedy, other than the words of prayer and the hope of justice and eternity.

Joe Garcia, husband of fourth-grade teacher Irma Garcia, one of two teachers killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting Tuesday, died Thursday morning of a heart attack caused by grief, according to family members.

"EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma's husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief," Garcia's 21-year-old nephew John Martinez wrote in a post on Thursday. "I truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn't easy."

Martinez said Irma, 46, and Joe Garcia, 50, were high school sweethearts and have been married for 24 years. They leave behind four children between the ages of 13 and 23. "No child should have to go through this, my heart breaks for them," Martinez wrote.

Irma Garcia reportedly died trying to protect the 19 children that were slain by the shooter.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family here.

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