Funeral set for Judge I. C. Smith

DELRAY BEACH – Services for former Palm Beach County judge I.C. Smith, who died Feb.  29, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1401 9th Street, West Palm Beach. The phone number is 561-832-5622.

Interment will be at Delray Beach Memorial Cemetery, 700 SW 8th Ave. The cemetery is on the northwest corner of Southwest 10th Street and Southwest 8th Avenue.

There will be a repast at the Church immediately following the service for those who will not be proceeding to the interment site.

There will be another repast at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Dining Room, 40 NW 4th Ave., immediately following the interment.

A viewing will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Palms Congregational, UCC, 1960 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

Refreshments will be provided at 1202 NW 2nd St., immediately following the viewing. Parking is available across the street in the Pompey Park parking lot.

Judge Isiah C. Smith, the county’s third black lawyer, won a victory for all children when he almost single-handedly forced the Palm Beach County School District to teach white and black students together.

With legal know-how and personal strength, he successfully integrated schools, golf courses, department stores, the airport’s taxi service, and the turnpike’s restaurants and bathrooms through lawsuits and negotiations in the mid-1950s.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Campaign to Re-Elect President Barak Obama and Campaign to Re-Elect Delray Beach Commissioner Angeleta Gray.

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