PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Cierra Ann Gabrielson, 18, of Prattville, Ala., formerly of Bristolville, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, from a tragic car accident.
Cierra will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her big smile, outgoing personality and zest for life.
Cierra was born Sept. 25, 1995, in Bristolville, the daughter of Paul J. Gabrielson and Stephanie Ciecerko Groves. She resided in Bristolville all her life up until a military move for the family a year and half ago.
She was a graduate of Marion Academy in Alabama.
Cierra had worked as a horse trainer. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4 H Club, NBHA National Barrel Horse Association, BSB Drill Team.
Cierra loved all animals, trail riding, late-night car rides and the outdoors.
She is survived by her mother, Stephanie A. Kirk Groves of Prattville, Ala.; father, Paul Gabrielson Jr. of Bristolville; two brothers, Hunter and Christian Groves of Prattville, Ala.; a sister, Jessica L. Gabrielson of Bristolville; maternal grandfather, Frank ''Pappy'' Ciecerko; paternal grandparents, Paul J. (Andrea) Gabrielson; maternal great-grandfather Robert J. "Grandpa Bobby" Capak; stepgrandparents, Gerald K. (Deborah L.) Groves; great-grandmother, Kathryn M. Seitz, "her Cody Bosarge;" and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Linda "Grandmie" Ciecerko-Capak, and great-grandmother, Dorothy Martina.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 11:45 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. Friday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. There will be a funeral service held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2860 E. Market St., Warren, with Pastor Ann Marie Winters officiating, preceded by a 12:10 prayer service held at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, Warren.
Burial will be in Sager Cemetery in Bristol.
Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send condolences to the Groves and Gabrielson family.