JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Cason family is celebrating Christmas a little differently this year to keep alive the spirit of a family member murdered earlier this year.

A toy giveaway is planned for this Sunday, December 23,at a city park near the family's Northside home.

Bernard Cason, 29, wasfatally shotin hiscar in March. The murder has not been solved and the Northside man is survived by a three year-old son.

"I love you, Bernard," said Bernice Cason when asked about the family event to honor her son.

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"We know this is what he (Bernard) wanted the family to do," said Thelmeica Cason.

"This is a way of kind of putting smiles on children's faces to remove the tears from our eyes," said the aunt who helped organizetoy giveaway that will replace a family gift exchange.

The toy giveaway, along with games, will take place at Charles Reece Park on Ken Knight Drive starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday.