Car wash held for Cedric Blair's children

FRESNO, Calif.

Donations to help support the children of Cedric Blair, the man shot and killed February 19, can be made at any Wells Fargo under the name "Ceddy Bear."

In an attempt to ease the family's pain, friends are raising money to provide for Blair's children.

Dozens of Cedric Blair's friends and co-workers washed dozens of cars all day Sunday. "We wanted to do something for his kids, [because] he just had a baby, and he has another little boy," said Marianne Oneal, Blair's co-worker. "We wanted to do what we could for him."

Marianne Oneal worked with Blair at the Save Mart on Herndon and Marks for the past year. Blair was a manager there. After Oneal's shift ended Sunday she showed up to help earn donations.

"He's like the type of person who would always try to make us happy, all the time," she said.

Blair, known to loved ones as Ceddy Bear, was gunned down last weekend. He was driving west on Gettysburg near Cedar in Northeast Fresno when he and his passenger, Christopher Manley, were shot.

Blair died on the scene. Police are reviewing video from a nearby surveillance camera, hoping to track down the killer.

"I just want whoever did this to have some kind of conscience to come forth," said Blair's aunt, Valeree Moore. "They took an innocent father from two children."

Blair's younger brothers said he was a happy man, who worked hard to provide for his family.

"If you had a bad day, he could just smile and make your day really good," said Leandae Blair.

"That's who I looked up to when I seen everyone loved him, it just hurts that he's gone," Quincy Blair said. "It's unfortunate that it had to happen like this."

Friends said they collected nearly a thousand dollars.

Blair's funeral services are planned for Tuesday. To help the family with finances for Blair's children, donations are being accepted at Wells Fargo. The money will go into a trust account under the name "Ceddy Bear."

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