Orangeburg County, SC (WLTX) --Sunday night thepeople of North remembered a 6-year-old boy who was killed while crossing the road.
"That was a loving, caring baby," Chasity Toland said.
About a hundred people stopped traffic on Highway 178 in Orangeburg County for 6-year-old Zion Toland.
A Dover Elementary School student who was hit by a pick up truck while crossing the street.
His mother Chasity Toland said that morning started off a little different than most.
"I'd be like, 'Give me a kiss,' he'd give me a kiss and he'd be like 'See you later mama,'" Toland said. "But this particular morning he said, 'Goodbye.' I was like, 'Zion you don't say goodbye.' I said, 'I'll see you later,' he said, 'No, ma, goodbye.'"
People gathered around Zion's makeshift memorial to tell stories, sing songs and shed tears.
As everyone's candle burned Toland said she thought of the life Zion was meant to have.
"I wanted to see him graduate like my parents saw me graduate. I wanted him to have a life like I had a life. I wanted him to be a father like I was a mother and I don't have that," she said.
In the small town of North, everyone knows each other.
But, Toland says the unfamiliar faces were proof Zion touched so many people.
"I want to thank everybody because I really didn't know my son had an impact like this," she said.
After about 30 minutes, the crowd scattered and Toland gave her son one last kiss.
"I won't say goodbye, I always say, 'See you later,' because I will see him later," Toland said.
Zion's funeral is tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the St. Dorcas Baptist Church in North.