BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The daughter of a pizza delivery driver is remembering her father one day after
"He had the heart of a teenager. He often referenced himself as a brand new car with high mileage," Jordan Hosey, Masaeid's daughter, said.
It's those memories Jordan Hosey is remembering as she now grieves and plans her father's funeral.
"I'm so lost. I just wasn't prepared for this," she said.
On Sunday, just before 7 p.m., Masaeid was found dead at the District of the Summit apartments. He was killed while making a pizza delivery.
"I'm hoping that we can just put all this behind us and find this coward. I just want him found and ask him, 'Why? Why? What did he do to you to deserve this?'" Hosey said.
Hosey said her father was a hard working man who moved his family to the United States from Jordan in the late 1990's for a better life.
"We came in hopes of a better future. He believed in working from the bottom up. He did not feel like he had to be entitled to anything," Hosey said.
That work ethic was strong. Hosey said her father would work long days just to make sure his family was taken care of.
"So much spirit. He just had such a good spirit for a 63-year-old and he was still working 80 hours a week like it's nothing," Hosey said.
While the family grieves they're also trying to find a way to pay for Masaeid's funeral.
Hosey has set up a
to help with expenses. Within hours the outpouring of support has been abundant. On Tuesday, the total had surpassed $66,000.
Several people left messages of condolences to the family and left notes remembering Masaeid.
The support is a small piece of hope for Hosey and her family.