GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Eleven years after their daughter's murder, the heartache hasn't faded for Clara and MacArthur Jackson.
"You never get over it. You learn to live with it," Clara explained. "We try to think about the happy moments and her smiling face."
Their 27-year-old daughter, Sherri Denese Jackson, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, DeCarlo Bennett in 2006.
Her body was found 19 months later, buried in a backyard.
The day after Jackson's body was found, her friend Portia Shipman, decided to start a foundation in her honor.
"We are telling Decarlo Bennet, you didn't win. She's still here in spirit and she's saving lives," Shipman said.
Shipman now runs the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
The organization offers workshops and raises awareness through campaigns like "Paint The City Purple."
The campaign runs from October 23 to November 4. During this time, the organization encourages people in Greensboro to wear purple, decorate their businesses in purple and leave pamphlets out with domestic violence resources.
The foundation will also host a gala to recognize advocates who work to prevent domestic violence and help victims.
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