A memorial service comm emorating a nd c elebrating her life will be held at the Landmark Baptist Church in Rockdale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, with Rev. Dr. David E. Gonnella officiating.
Ms. Gonnella died Oct. 26.
She was born on Nov. 9, 1984, in Maysville, Kentucky.
Ms. Gonnella was home schooled, a first-place winner of the Milam County Bible Knowledge Quiz, and attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she was on the dean’s list for three years until deteriorating health forced her to withdraw.
A talented singer and musician, she played the piano, violin and classical guitar.
Ms. Gonnella was associated with the Peabody Conservatory Youth Orchestra in Baltimore, the Mary Hardin-Baylor Youth Orchestra in Belton, the Temple College Orchestra, and had a small part in a production of the opera, Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) at Texas Woman’s University.
She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church and was involved in the music and children’s ministries of the church.
Ms. Gonnella is survived by her parents, David and Elaine Gonnella, and her sister, Rachel Gonnella.
Memorials may be made to Texarkana Baptist Orphanage, P.O. Box 611, Texarkana, AR 75504.