Murder victim's children get unexpected holiday delivery

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (WTVF) -- A south Nashville man spent part of his Christmas delivering gifts to a murdered man's family, according to WTVF.

On November 1st, Leondrae Ridley and his friend sat in a car in front of his south Nashville home when shots came flying.

The 37-year-old father of five died. His friend survived.

When Floyd Miley heard about the death of Ridley, he wanted to comfort the family in the best way that he could.

"To lose a father, provider, protector and then to experience the first Christmas. It’s really terrible," Miley said.

Miley collected gifts for each child and delivered them on Christmas Day.

Stannisha Battle said she misses her other half of 14 years. Since Ridley's death, Battle has had to find another job on top of her normal 12- hour workday to provide for her children.

"He would take them to their practices, take them to their games, take them to school in the morning, pick them up in the evenings. He would do all of that. So the kids they really looked up to him," she said.

Leathal Ridley is Leondrae's mother. She said she continues to mourn the loss of her only son.

"We don't want no revenge, all we want is answers for me, his children and his fiancée," she said.

No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information that could help investigators has been asked to call 615-742-7463