Nov 13, 2010 11:06 AM by Shawn Kline
Nearly a week after his murder, a Lafayette man is laid to rest.
43-year-old Thomas Jolivette was found dead in an alley behind the Four Corners Shopping Plaza.
Police are still searching for suspects.
"You feel the hole in your heart," Yvette Martin said.
Martin has known Thomas Jolivette for 25-years.
She's his sister-in-law, now trying to dry her tears with happy memories.
"He was definitely one of a kind, definitely." Martin says, "he was so good to everybody."
Jolivette's family remembers the good times they had with him but his friends still want to know who's responsible for his death.
"I pray every night that they find whoever is guilty of this crime," Gordon Keller said.
Keller knew Jolivette since Jolivette was a toddler.
Now, heartbroken by this tragedy, Keller remains confident they'll find a killer.
"I feel as though they will (find who's guilty). I really do in my heart."
A heart Keller says holds the memories of a man who was like a son to him.
"A part of you has gone with them and I have the same feeling," Keller says remembering some other losses in his life. "A part of me has left out in that hearse too."
A part of many people, now resting in a cemetery.