"He's nice, he's caring, he's sweetheart, he do anything for anybody," said Kanishia Hollins, victim's granddaughter.
It was supposed to be a lucky day. Darrell Jenkins had a winning lottery ticket in his hand and his family says he was going to cash it at this corner store on Gunston, but they say what happened next would change the postal worker's life and not for the better.
"He was trying to break up a kid fight elementary, two boys was fighting and I guess one of the people from they side of the family hit him with something," said Hollins.
The family says the school children started fighting after getting off a school bus.
Hollins said her grand father was "trying to be a good citizen. He 55-years-old, he's trying to break up fight and instead of person hitting him in head he should have got out of car and tried to break up kids instead of hitting grandad in head."
The family tells Fox 2 the students attend an Education Achievement Authority of Michigan School. A spokesperson for the EAA tells Fox 2, it's the first they're hearing about the matter and they will investigate thoroughly. Jenkins' family says his efforts to bring about peace have him fighting for his life.
"He got major head injuries. He got a broken temple bone and it's not looking good right now," said Hollins.
The family said there were a number of people who saw what happened to their loved one and they hope that someone will have the heart to come forward and tell police.
"We gonna find who did this and we're going to have justice and I hope that person rot in jail for what he did," said Hollins.