Clarissa "Rissa" M.


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Clarissa "Rissa" M. Gabriel

Aug 30 1991 - Jun 20 2007

Clarissa M. “Rissa” Gabriel, age 15, of Plano, Texas, passed away June 20, 2007 in Temple, Texas. She was born August 30, 1991, in Kileen, Texas, to Carl G. and Adel (Macandog) Gabriel. Rissa attended Plano Christian Academy where she was editor of the yearbook, Vice President of the Student Council, and was active in dance and track. She earned Best in Latin and English awards for two years. She earned the Illinois State Champ “Hoop Shoot” and earned the Illinois Music Award for her piano playing. She earned one first place and two second place awards in competition. She is survived by her parents, Carl and Adel Gabriel; her sister, Gayle of Plano; grandparents, Adela Macandog of Illinois and Marina Gabriel of the Phillippines; aunts, Dr. Belinda Baker of Belton, TX, Dr. Elsa Razal of the Phillippines, Nora Joyner of Belton, TX, Dr. Gel Gowin of Chicago Ridge, IL, Amado Macandog of Plano, TX, Madeline Piramide of Wheeling, IL, Nita Tiongson of Canada, and Charito Alvaro of the Phillippines. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 25, 2007, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Pastor Jim Lugar officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
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