Family remembers slain PRP mother and children


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 11:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A year after a mother and her 2 children were murdered, they are remembered tonight in a touching tribute.

26 year old Sade Goldsmith, her sons, 6 year old John and 5 year old Jon'tee were shot to death in their Pleasure Ridge Park home. The children's father is awaiting trial in their murder.

This evening, family and friends gathered at a place special to Sade, a place she one day wanted to take the children.

Dozens of friends and family members carried blue and purple balloons up the big four pedestrian bridge in honor of a mother and her two boys taken too soon.

“We don't want them to be forgotten; we want them to be remembered and remembered in a good way and a good light, “her sister Omega Goldsmith said.

Sade’s mother Donna Goldsmith says it's been a tough year but she's finding strength in moments like this that honor her daughter

"I have my sad days but I have to step on through them. i believe in God, grace, mercy and the blood and we gonna make it, " Donna said.

Sade and her boys, 6 yr old John and 5 yr old Jon-tee were found shot to death in her PRP home last year. John Devine, Sade's ex boyfriend and the boys' father is charged in the crime.

"I don't think he needs to see another day of light again. He needs to suffer like we have. Those boys did not deserve that and my sister did not deserve what they got," Omega said.

This location is special for the family. Sade wanted to bring the boys here once the big four bridge was completed. Today family took that walk for her.

"They would have loved walking over this bridge, they would have loved it," Omega said.

There were blue balloons for the boys and Sade's favorite color, purple.

Once at the base of the bridge there was a special prayer.

“We know they are safe in your arms now Lord...”

The kids let go of their balloons, then the adults.

It was a special moment fitting for a woman of faith and a family that is dearly missed.

“I feel her in all these people, her spirit. I feel it," Donna said.

Devine is awaiting trial set for May of 2014. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty