DONALDSONVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hours before Christmas Eve, family and friends remember the life of DJ Thriller.

“He never had a harsh word with anyone because everywhere he went he was happy,” said Sheila Davis, Quincy Davis’ mother.

The community remembered the well-known DJ with a balloon release on Thursday night.

Quincy was riding in the Gonzales Christmas parade when things took a turn for the worst.

“He was on the float doing what he normally do. There was a tree that came through and the tree indeed ended up hitting him,” said Delva Tate, Quincy’s sister.

After eight days in a coma, Quincy lost his battle.

“There was a fear of trauma to his head,” said Tate.

Qunicy leaves behind a mother, six sisters, a fiancé and three children.

Tate said the tragedy is not stopping the family from celebrating the holidays. She said Quincy would want the jolliest Christmas for his children and fiancé.

“He was the best daddy I could ever imagine,” said Quincy Davis Jr., Quincy’s son. “I really wanted to live with him and stay with him forever.”

“He would always make me laugh,” said Anaya Dixion, Quincy’s stepdaughter.

The family said it’s the community’s support that will keep them strong.

“To see all this out here; it just touches my heart,” said Sheila.

The family is accepting donations to help fund expenses for the children. Donations are being accepted through Cashapp, @$djthriller.