Adrian Matteo Chiquito,12, of Niles

Published 7:46 am Friday, January 3, 2014

Aug. 8, 2001 — Dec. 21, 2013

Adrian Matteo Chiquito, 12, of Niles passed away Dec. 31, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.1-3Chiquitomug

Adrian was born on August 8, 2001 to his parents Jaime Chiquito and Jalaine (Lawson) Waldrop in South Haven, Michigan. He had big dreams and always worked hard to accomplish them. He was known for his work ethic and in the summer he could be found mowing lawns to make extra money. Adrian was a 7th grade student at Brandywine Schools in Niles. He was always listening to music especially Eminem and Green Day; had aspirations to master the guitar and play drums. He loved skateboarding, biking, fishing and especially playing video games with his friends. Adrian loved his family, and loved to make others happy; he always had a smile on his face showcasing his gorgeous dimples.

He is survived by his mother Jalaine (Kevin) Waldrop of Niles, father Jaime Chiquito of Gilman, Iowa, siblings Angel Chiquito of Gilman and Alyssia Chiquito of Niles, half siblings Yvonne Chiquito of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Maria Diaz of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and step siblings Blake Waldrop of Niles and Paige Waldrop of Niles, paternal grandparents Reymundo (Gregorian) Chiquito of Holland, maternal grandparents Larry (Pam) Lawson of South Haven and countless other family members and friends.

A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in South Haven with a time of visitation beginning at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Brown Funeral Home to help the family cover funeral, burial and travel expenses. Donations may be send to 521 East Main Street, Niles, Michigan or made via

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Niles.