BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The widow of a pizza deliver driver murdered while on the job now has a new home.
Najeh Masaeid, 63, worked for Domino's Pizza for 20 years before that horrible night in December 2014 when he's was killed on the job. You may remember after that, his daughter, Jordan Hosey, asked for help with burial expenses. The community outpouring was so great she received quadruple the amount that she asked for.
Hosey said she knew she had to invest this money wisely and she did so by buying a house for her mother, completely overhauling it and making it almost like new.
This was all done without her mother's knowledge until Friday.
Hosey, who is a mortgage broker, brought her mom to the home, saying it was for another client. After her mom looked it over, Hosey sat her down on the couch and told her mom it was actually for her.
Hosey said it took a lot of hard work to get here, but she had to do it for her mom and in tribute to her dad.
"Out of a tragedy came a miracle...out of a nightmare came a dream. And sometimes people don't understand why things happen the way they do. And don't get me wrong. I'm not glad my dad was murdered....I would much rather have him here than this house. But you have to seek life in this situation and find the best resolution possible. And I knew I had to get her out of that apartment they shared for so long. I had to get rid of all the stuff they shared and I had to give her a fresh start," Hosey said.
As you might imagine her mom didn't believe her so Hosey had to actually show her the deed to prove it. But then tears sprang to her eyes and she said is just so grateful.
"She said that he was so good to her their whole life. And she's never had to worry...she was just his rock. And when that's gone and you're thrown into the real world, you know, she misses him. And she wants him to be here to share this moment with her. But what she doesn't know is that he his and this is because of his spirit," Hosey said.
After Masaeid's death, customers flooded the family's GoFundMe page with memories of Masaeid and how much they appreciate him.