03:26 - Source: CNN
Father, aunt grieve for 9 yr.-old girl
CNN  — 

Tuesday night, Joshua Hornsby, talking to CNN’s “AC360,” called his daughter “a ball of energy, a ball of love.”

“She was the best kid anybody could have,” he said.

Janae’s name was the first of the 24 people killed by Monday’s tornado to become public.

Her aunt, Angela Hornsby, said Janae was always trying to make people laugh. She could be sweet and could also be bossy.

“Just a sweet baby,” Angela Hornsby said.

Joshua Hornsby said he went to a shelter for parents who were still searching for their children. He heard the terrible news in the morning, and it still had yet to sink in, he said Tuesday afternoon.

He said Janae’s death won’t ruin his life.

He vowed to make “his baby proud and keep pushing on like I know she would want me to do.”