Ibraheim Smith of East Falmouth, who was known as Ibe, died September 20 after a brief illness. He was 70.
He was born to Jack Smith and Essie Smith in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Harlem Prep High School in Brooklyn and then Clark University in Worcester, where he majored in philosophy.
Mr. Smith was an elder and preached alongside founder and senior pastor Gilbert Galarza Jr. at the Church of The New Beginning in Freetown, where he was a member for close to 20 years.
Involved in his community, he was an active member of his neighborhood association.
Aside from New York and Massachusetts, Mr. Smith had lived in California; Washington, DC; St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; and Florida.
His owned several businesses: Caribbean Screen Print and Design in St. Croix; Bits and Pieces of The Brotherhood in DC; Another Level and Preferred Duo in Falmouth.
He had a love for fishing and music.
He leaves his wife of 25 years, Precious Noble-Smith, and their son, Joachim Noble-Smith; his three children from his marriage to Fatima Smith, Aswad Ozzie Smith of Boston, Nahlia Smith of Boston and Ishara Smith of New York; six grandchildren; two siblings in New York, Apostle Mary Ann Walker of Brooklyn and Paul Smith of Monticello; and other family.
He was predeceased by his son Nat Talut Raish Smith and his sister Ada Pitts.
Visitation will be Monday, September 27, beginning at 10 AM with a funeral service at noon, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery on Jones Road in Falmouth.