Remembrance gathering held for woman killed on Horsman


Friends and family of the Rockford woman gunned down Tuesday evening, came together to find comfort and reflect.  Someone shot the 44-year-old in a home on North Horsman Tuesday.   A Rockford church the woman belonged to held an emotional remembrance gathering for her on Wednesday.

The 44-year old woman who was shot and killed Tuesday night, impacted the lives of each person in the Christian Growth Center Church sanctuary.  For each of them, their lives have now changed forever.

“What could I think. My heart was broken.  We’ll miss her. We’ll miss her,” said Lisa Fambro, a close friend. 

Everyone held hands, during prayers of hope, looking for strength, behind faces of pain and sadness. “At the hospital, [Tuesday] night, it was just hard to see the children and the family suffer,” said Fambro.  “We generally we have a bible study, but instead we wanted to open up.”  

A licensed grief counselor spoke to the crowd, instilling a message of unity through a trying time.  “They don’t always take advantage of services that help the healing process,” said Fambro.  “We wanted to make sure that, that was offered for the church, the community and her family.”

Fambro says the woman was part of the church’s hospitality committee.  “I read something today that said, she was always the one to greet them when they were here.and it made them feel so welcome.”

When incidents like these make news, Frambro wants the community to know.  It’s more than just a crime, it’s something that impacts many lives.  “She wasn’t just a person who was taken out tragically,” said Fambro.  “She was a mother, a servant, a friend, a sister, a daughter, and we’re going to miss her.”

The Winnebago County Coroner has not yet officially released the identity of the woman.

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