UPDATED: In loving memory of a giant: Jesus Prieto, may he rest in peace
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February 15, 1931 - January 30, 2014
Jesus Prieto was a giant man. Not in terms of stature but in terms of honor. To those who did not know him, he may have appeared to be just a regular guy, a welder who worked hard and raised a family. But to those of us who knew him, he was much more than that. Jesus was a man of honor and incredible dignity. A man who consistently stood firm and steadfast in the face of adversity after adversity, never once compromising his principles or trading his honor for an easy way out. Jesus was the epitome of the historic Cuban Exile who came to America in search of freedom for his family and never forgot how fortunate he was to have been given that privilege.
Last night, Jesus Prieto passed away in peace, leaving behind his wife, his daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and lastly his son Val Prieto. But although he is no longer with us in body, his spirit and his legacy remains forever with his family and for those of us who had the honor of knowing him. I am among those privileged few in this world who was fortunate enough to know Jesus and my life will forever be changed for the better. I will miss Jesus desperately, but I will also thank God for allowing me the privilege of knowing this giant of man.
Please join Babalú in prayer for the family of Jesus Prieto not only for God to help them through this difficult time of loss, but also in thanks to Him for giving us this giant.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, February 3rd, from 2:00 PM to 10 PM at:
Maspons Funeral Home
3500 SW 8th St, Miami, FL