Murdered Cleveland Clinic Worker Laid to Rest

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funeralCLEVELAND, Ohio -- No arrests have been made in the shooting death of a Cleveland Clinic employee killed on his way to work last week.

Police were continuing their investigation as he was laid to rest Saturday.

Hundreds filled the Pentecostal Church of Christ to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Stephen Halton, Jr.

Police say Halton, 30, was shot and killed during an armed robbery on the morning of Jan. 11.   The anesthesiology technician was on his way to work at The Cleveland Clinic to assist with an emergency liver transplant.

"See the bigger picture for we decree --- that purpose must come out of this, in Jesus' name," Pastor Gwendolyn McCurry of the All Nations Deliverance Ministries said.

Amid the sadness and grief, there was no talk of the person who took Halton’s life as he was on his way to save a life. Benjamin Halton called his nephew a good servant.

"Servant, well done.  Good and faithful servant, well done," he said.

They spoke of his life as a preacher's son, a beloved brother, a devoted husband and loving father of two young children.

"I know that as I rest my head tonight that he went out as a king,” his sister Tanesha Halton said.

Halton’s uncle, Roderick Jones, said Stephen Halton Jr. leaves a legacy of being a man of God who put faith and family first.

"You're never fully gone from this world as long as one person remembers your name,” Roderick said fighting back tears.

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