LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A candle symbolizing the memory of Terence Foster, Sr. flickered Wednesday night in South Louisville, nine days after he was murdered.

“He was a really really good guy, and they took somebody that meant a lot to a lot of people,” said Teresa Lea, who considered him a brother.Lea told WHAS 11 News that Foster was a father of four, and a friend of many.

“It's a lot of hurt. It's a hurt to a lot of people. It's a hurt to his kids, they're not going to be able to talk to their dad no more.”

He was 43 years old when he was gunned down near Winkler Avenue and Algonquin Parkway. There are still tracks in the lawn after fired shots caused him to crash into the Family Dollar last Monday. His girlfriend was also in the car.

“He was trying to protect her and get her to safety and pulled out and ended up over here,” Lea explained. His girlfriend survived and was recently released from the hospital, but Lea explained the pain is still very real.

“I talk to her every day, she's still really really upset because she's been with him for a very long time.”

Lea said Foster and his girlfriend asked some neighborhood boys if the store was still open and when Foster started to drive away, the shooting started. Now instead of preparing for Thanksgiving, they're planning a funeral.

“All he wanted was a deep-fried turkey and I was like, ‘okay,’ but it's not going to be a lot of fun, it's not going to really feel like a holiday.”

Lea said she lights the candles that placed at the scene every day.

Lea told WHAS 11 News the family needs help to pay for the funeral. If you would like to donate, click here.