Isaac-Charles Smith was born on April 26, 1973 to the union of Nellie Francine Tillman and Michael Ray Smith Sr. Isaac-Charles attended Patsy Yoganswalter Preschool; Our Lady of Victory Elementary School, for one year. Subsequently he and his Brother Michael convinced me to let them go to public school, so they went to Lemberg School in Long Beach. The next year they ran back to Our Lady of Victory, completed their studies, and graduated. Isaac-Charles attended St. Anthony High School and later graduated from Jordan High in Long Beach. Subsequent to graduating from high school, Isaac-Charles pursued his work journey as an: Air Condition Installer, Accountant, Chef, R&B Singer, Rapper, Dancer, and Actor in a TV show. His work Journey also led him to the United States Postal Service. While at the postal service he served as a Union Representative (shop Steward) for Southwest Coastal Area Local, APWU.
Isaac-Charles loved fishing, working, and making people happy. He could brighten up every room he walked in. He never engaged in conflict. His say was, “I am a Lover not a Fighter.” I can vividly remember once asking Isaac-Charles why he loved Fishing so much. His response was, “Mom, I’m at peace with me thoughts”. Family meant a lot to him, and everyone wanted him at their parties. Isaac-Charles was the life of the party. He brought laughter, and happiness to everyone including strangers. Isaac-Charles never held a grudge or evil thought towards anyone, he believed that everyone deserved a second chance.
Isaac-Charles met and fell in love with India McGill, the Love of his Life. Isaac-Charles loved being a family man. His most prize moment, besides falling in Love with India, were his three daughters: Symphoni, Aiyana, and Kennedy Smith. Fatherhood came easy to him; it was a joy to watch him do his daughters’ hair, and the hairdos were perfect.
Isaac-Charles loved the Lord. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, where he took his Alter Boy duties very seriously. Isaac-Charles roll as a brother to Michael and David was very important to him. Isaac-Charles had a job at Domino’s Pizza, and the night Michael was going away to college he gave $100.00 of his paycheck to Michael, so his brother would not leave without money in his pockets. He was also a big brother to David, whom he shared food cook-offs when they got older.
Isaac-Charles was loved by many and leaves to mourn: his Fiancé’ the Love of his life, India McGill; his three beautiful daughters: Symphoni, Aiyana, and Kennedy Smith; Mother, Nellie Tillman; His Father, Michael Smith Sr;; Brothers: Michael Jr, David Cowings Jr.(Irma), Lejaun Smith; Sisters: Tracy, Ebony, and Jada; Aunts: Vendetta Smith, Linda Faulkner, Faye Shelby(Carlton), Karen Morales(Andy); Uncles: Darryl Tillman(Jay), and George Mitchell; Nieces: Ajaye Cowings and Payton Smith; Nephews: David Cowings III, and Dominic Cowings; Cousin’s more like sisters and brothers: Tanisha Elzie(Aaron),Phillip, Jermaine(Kamisha), Rejon, Christian (Christina) Smith, Loren Artis, Pleasure, Treasure Mitchell, Maurice McCullough, Sabrina and Larry House(Gabrielle), Jakaree Leveaux, Andrew and Aaron Morales, Keara White; Countless other family and friends.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair,
Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, if so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words that any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Thank you!
Life is like a vapor, here today then vanishes away. We must cherish each moment, and cherish all that are dear to us each day. The obit has not been uploaded at this time. Please keep the family in your prayers and think of them often.
All Souls Cemetery
Long Beach, CA
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