Minervino Labrador Sr.
LABRADOR SR., MINERVINO, 86, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on April 30, 2023. He was born on December 31, 1936, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, to Dionicio Labrador and Rosa Cruz. In 1954, while working at the Panamerican Hotel and Resort, Minervino met the love of his life, Eva Sosa. Together, they raised four children: Loida Rojas, Eunice Williams, Minervino Labrador Jr., and Daniel Labrador. Minervino, known affectionately as “Pipo” to many (a Cuban term of endearment) instead of “Pastor”, was a deeply spiritual man who devoted his life to serving others. Though successful in business, ministry was his passion, and he joyfully visited, counseled, mentored, and helped others draw closer to God. His love for God and dedication to serving others left a lasting impact that will be felt for years to come. He was a beloved figure in his community and beyond. The legacy of Minervino Labrador Sr. will forever be cherished by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched through his love, faith, and selfless service.
Minervino was preceded in death by his parents, Dionicio Labrador and Rosa Cruz, and his beloved wife of 57 years, Eva Labrador. He is survived by his children: Loida Rojas (Eli), Eunice Williams (Scott), Minervino Labrador Jr. (Evelyn), and Daniel Labrador (Margarita). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jahnil Ancheta (Andres), Efrain Murillo (Katherine), Minervino Labrador III, Eli Rojas Jr., Nico Labrador (Amanda), Eileen Williams (Joseph), Jasmine Gibson (Joshua), Mario Labrador (Cambria), Kayla Labrador, and Sabrina Labrador. Additionally, he is survived by his great-grandchildren: Kylee and Lexie Ancheta, Noah Murillo, Ziya Gibson, Lucas and Levi Labrador, Lyla Labrador, and Nora Labrador. Minervino is also survived by his siblings Carmen, Dionicio, Clara, Eugenio, Humberto, Silvia, Joel, and Orlando.