News Tech: The hunt for the person responsible for the weekend murder of a cherished Birmingham company owner continues. According to reports, Cedric Mahaffey, 29, was also actively involved in church outreach.
Fun and loving man. In a group of people, he would monopolise the conversation and was generally enjoyable to be around. Cedric was an extravert who was compassionate, polite, and generous, according to pastor Alton Hardy of the Urban Hope Community Church in Fairfield.
Mahaffey, according to those who knew him, had a unique ability to brighten any space.
Mahaffey was well-known in Birmingham for his grill-selling jewellery store, “Golds by Ced.” Pastor Hardy, a friend, said he was also one to give counsel to the younger generation.
Hardy feels Mahaffey was trying to make a big difference in the community before his life was snuffed out. It’s leaving a big hole in the hearts of those who knew him.
“It’s going to be hard shoes to fill. Not that God can’t do that. He had a huge impact on his friends, his community from east, west, south and north. He was loved,” Hardy said. Pastor Hardy says Mahaffey was a core member of the church and he even had a goal of becoming a pastor one day.
Hardy’s message to the persons who did this: there’s a better way. He’s praying you turn yourself in.