A successful musician gunned down on Christmas Eve, left behind three young children.
On Wednesday, loved ones, friends and colleagues said their goodbyes.
"This was a good man," said Bishop Daryl Harris. "He loved his three kids. Loved his parents. L:oved the people that he played with."
A community heartbroken after a tragedy in every sense of the word. On Christmas Eve Anthony Tolson was heading home with gifts for his kids. When he was shot and killed in apparent carjacking.
"He loved his kids with a passion so for someone to take the kids away from dad on Christmas Eve," said friend Antwan Peak, "that is going to be detrimental to them."
Outside the church a line formed to get in due to the crowd of people coming to pay respect.
At the same time that was happening, there was an effort to catch a killer.
At Eight Mile and Gratiot, near the scene of the crime activists from Change Agent Consortium handed out flyers.
They were encouraging people to be part of the solution.
"If you are afraid to talk to police, talk to the pastor, or call an anonymous tip, 1-800-SPEAK-UP," said Rev. David Bullock.
All they need is that one person with information to speak out and soon.
"We're hoping that someone will find it in their heart to do just that," Harris said. "So Justice can be served."