Christy Gallegos

Christy Ann Holbrook Gallegos

SHREVEPORT, LA - Memorial services celebrating the life of Christy Ann Holbrook Gallegos, 46, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Officiating will be Fr. Karl Daigle. Directly following the service, the Life Air Team will conduct a fly-by in honor of Christy.

A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2012 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel with a visitation following from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Christy was born on October 24, 1965 in Vivian, LA and passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 in Shreveport. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Christy was a graduate of Trinity Heights Christian Academy and received her BS degree in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA. Upon graduation, she began her career as an Emergency Room Nurse with Christus Schumpert Medical Center and later with Willis-Knighton Health Systems. In March 2009, her lifelong dream had become reality when she became a Flight Nurse with Med Trans Corp's Life Air Rescue Team. The LSU Health Science Foundation recently interviewed Christy for The Evening for Heroes Event, which will be held May 3, 2012 at the Shreveport Civic Center.

Christy's father, Lewis William Holbrook, preceded her in death. Left to cherish wonderful memories are her husband of 18 years, Francisco Javier Gallegos; son, Anderson Benoit Gallegos; daughters, Josephine Alicia Gallegos, Victoria Francis Gallegos, Lewis Ann Gallegos and Rebecca Gabrielle Gallegos; mother, Mildred Josephine Zick Holbrook; sisters, Linda Faye Holbrook Wall, Pauline Holbrook Hollis and husband, Mike, Paulette Holbrook Barron and husband, David and Billie Lou Holbrook Miller and husband Travis and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Med Trans Corp's Life Air Rescue Team; Director, Jon Johnson; Nurses, Pam Anderson, Sheila Ramsey, Travis Schulze, Caryn Courtney, Kim Culpepper, Robbie Jones and Robynn Melton; Paramedics, Shane Terral, Eric Moses, Michael Covert, David Dinger, Mike Mackey, Dave Morgan, Steve Gaskin, Danny Mathews and Rick Watkins; Pilots, Rick Rappleyea, Harry Leonard, Mike Jerrell and John McLure and Dispatchers, Wendy Mathews, Brandi Alexander, Matt Burnett, Paul Holeyfield, Susan Barnes, Angela Boiter and Paige McCathran.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at LSU Health Science Center, for the compassion and care given to Christy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Christy Gallegos Capital One Fund, or charity of donor's choice.


Published in Shreveport Times from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2012