Rakim Nehemiah Barrett, 32, of Granite Falls passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Born December 13th, 1990 he was the son of Nehemiah Wesley Barrett and Cassandra Ford. He was a 2009 high school graduate of Hickory High and held many accomplishments during his high school football career. He was a die hard fan of the Denver Broncos and served God with a purpose. He was dedicated and had a strong work ethic during his career at Sherill's Furniture.
He is survived by his wife Amber of 6 years, five children Joycelyn, Malachi, Delaney, Amilya, Dynver; his mother Casandra Ford of Claremont; his father Nehemiah Barrett; two sisters Imoni Mayfield and Amber "Neec" Barrett (Roy); a brother Zion Barrett; a niece Rihteous; and two nephews Amir and Roy Jr.; and both grandmothers Lenora Ford and Sherlene Kelley.
He is preceded by a cousin Philip James Taylor of Loris, SC.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.caringcremations.net. The Barrett family has entrusted arrangements to Caring Cremations Life Celebrations and Funerals at 828-855-3350.