Family of Winter Springs mother of 4 starts domestic violence foundation in her honor

The family of Shakeira Rucker has turned their grief into strength for the community by starting a foundation aimed at providing a safe haven for domestic violence victims.

The sisters of Shakeira Rucker have started “For My Sister” in honor of their late sister.


“We couldn’t save our sister, but we’re hoping we can save somebody,” said Dedra Rucker, Sister of Shakeira Rucker.

The mother of four was brutally murdered in November 2023. Her body was found in an Apopka storage unit and her estranged Husband Cory Hill was accused of the murder and charged with her death.

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Rucker said the foundation will educate and advocate for domestic violence policies in Central Florida.

“It’s a foundation in the hopes to help those that are suffering with domestic violence silently, sometimes people stay in that relationship because of financial reasons because of housing. With the foundation, we’re hoping to seek housing and financial resources and things to help those that may be going through that,” said Rucker.

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