Family Raises Money for Kids Slain Woman Championed

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    NBCDFW.com
    Dallas police say Keith Hill killed his estranged wife, Janice Carroll Hill, and her mother, Jeanne Carroll, and then turned the gun on himself.

    A North Texas family is keeping a slain woman's memory alive by raising money for the foster children she worked with.

    Jeanne Carroll and her daughter, Janice Hill, were allegedly killed by Hill's estranged husband inside their East Dallas home one year ago before he turned the gun on himself.

    "The pain never goes away. You just learn to cope with it," said Hill's father, John Wayne Carroll.

    Hill was a social worker for Child Protective Services and had a passion for helping children.

    Janice's Kids

    [DFW] Janice's Kids
    One year after the murders of Jeanne Carroll and her daughter Janice Hill family members cope by helping children in need.

    "My sister would spend her last dime on her kids, just because of the fact that sometimes they didn't have everything they needed, and she truly loved them like they were her own," said Jennifer Carroll, Hill's older sister.

    Hill told her family she eventually wanted to create a nonprofit organization to help children in need. So Carroll and father decided to do something positive for the foster children Hill loved so much.

    "All of her cases were her kids, so this is to help raise money and raise awareness for all the kids that are in foster care that need help and assistance," Carroll said.

    "We didn't want to sit back and pity ourselves. We wanted to do something for the kids, because my daughter was working for CPS and she was trying to save the world one child at a time," said Hill's father.

    All of the proceeds of Janice's Kids will benefit the children of CPS, through Community Partners of Dallas, care of Janice's Kids. The money will buy Christmas presents, Easter baskets, school supplies and other basic needs for foster children.

    Family members said helping others has helped their healing process. They said they are glad to know they are fulfilling a dream Hill never got the chance to.

    "Both of them are looking down on us and smiling," John Wayne Carroll said, as he fought back tears. "This is what they would want, is us to help the kids."