Our hearts were saddened by the passing of our beloved, Mr. Antonio M. Oviedo, also known as "Cubano" to many of his friends, of 1664 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, Va., who died at his residence on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
He was born in Cuba on May 29, 1942. Antonio was the eldest of five sisters and one brother. Antonio was employed with Spinellos Pipefitters, Richmond, Va., for 10 years. He was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church, Richmond, Va.; the Rev. Larry J. Cochran, pastor.
Antonio enjoyed playing dominoes every evening with his sister and her husband, Dulce and Juicy. He also enjoyed dancing and listening to hip-hop and rap music.
Antonio is survived by his mother, Juanita Oviedo; wife, Latonya Smalls Oviedo; three children, Felicia Broidy, LaChandra Broidy (Sharief Jones Sr.) and Orlando Broidey; stepsons, Bryant Broidy and Devin Smalls; stepdaughter, Leatrice Smalls; grandchildren, William Peet Jr., Wilquan Peet, Feasia Peet, Sharief Jones Jr., Shavari Jones, Tyveon Broidy and Ky'Shon Broidy; a loving devoted sister and caregiver, Dulceana "Dulce" McKeever; and a good friend/brother-in-law, Robert "Juicy" McKeever; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He touched many lives with his sweet spirit, generous heart, and kind smile. Without complaints, he allowed his quiet and gentle nature to be an inspiration to everyone he met. Antonio was full of life and love, and there will be a huge void in the lives of those who are left behind. Our hearts are grieved, but our memories will be full of this wonderful man whose time with us was short.
A funeral service will be held noon Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Herbert Holly, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Stony Creek, Va., eulogist. The interment will be held at the Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Oviedo at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com