CLEVELAND--A local family is making sure the legacy of their loved one lives on, one year after a senseless tragedy.
At the same time, the Halton family is praying whoever killed Stephen Halton, Jr. is brought to justice.
"We can celebrate as the person that he was. He was a great man, a man of God, and a loving family man," said Shareese Halton, who remembered her late husband on Sunday.
With song and praise, the family of the 30-year-old held a memorial celebration at Bethlehem Temple of Praise church in Cleveland.
Sunday evening's service honored the life of the Cleveland Clinic worker who was killed on January 11, 2014. Cleveland police said he was walking on Lakeshore Boulevard, on his way to work to help with an emergency liver transplant--when he was robbed and fatally shot.
The family of the victim tells Fox 8 they are still hopeful the killer or killers will be caught.
"He had meaning to his life. He was an upstanding citizen in the city of Cleveland-- and really to the killer, to the killer, because the killer is still out there, we forgive you and we have forgiven for what you have done," said Sheila Halton, Stephen's mother.
"But you still have to pay the price for the crime."
Stephen Halton, Jr. leaves behind two loving children, Skyler, 6 and Sarina, 4.
Right now there is a $2,000 dollar reward out there for anyone who can help police bring his killer to justice.