Seven years later the mystery remains of who shot Sylvester Davis to death in his own home.
"Even though it's been seven years, people still walk up and say 'you know I'm still praying for you,'" said Helen Gainous.
Seven years ago, this coming Thursday, Gainous lost her son after someone shot him inside his Tallahassee home. He worked for the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department and always put a smile on people's faces.
"I had somebody said that they was his cousin that I didn't know and we got a connection just through him," said Davis' cousin Markeshia Harvey. "They were just telling me how nice he was and that he was their mentor and he was just a good person."
Now, in order to revive the cold case, Crime Stoppers plans to put up a billboard with Davis' face on it asking for help. The $800 ad will cost Gainous nothing and will stay up for up to two months. She doesn't know when exactly the billboard will be on display.
"By putting this billboard up maybe somebody will remember his face," said Gainous.
She says she's forgiven her son's shooter and just wants an answer.
"If it wasn't for God and my belief and my family and my friends I would not make it."
Davis' family and friends will take part in a Stop-The-Violence march Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Winn-Dixie on West Tharpe Street beginning at 10 a.m.