FALMOUTH - My beloved son, Elijah James Peabbles, 26, of Falmouth entered
into heaven Jan. 14, 2010. He was born on Sept. 30, 1983 in
Portland. He was a son of Jewel B. Peabbles and Elliott Chamberlain. He
attended Westbrook High School and SMCC where he studied architectural engineering. Elijah was a talented child who loved sports. He was an outstanding athlete. In high school he played several sports. baseball was his favorite, and he excelled in it. He was a gifted gymnast that traveled across the country with Maine Academy of Gymnastics. He earned many awards and medals for his skill in gymnastics competition. He also enjoyed weightlifting and keeping in shape.
Elijah was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing and hunting. He
especially enjoyed sharing these activities with his maternal grandfather.
He was an extremely creative person who enjoyed sketching and drawing. He was a talented artist. He took a special interest in designing and drawing unique crosses. He was working on patterns for tattoo designs. He worked as a self employed paint contractor. Elijah had developed many skills as tile setter, having worked with his maternal grandfather on many projects in the flooring trade. He also had great skills in automobile detailing.
He had a keen sharp mind. Whatever he attempted to do, he accomplished it with perfection and incredible detail. He always had an available smile and a good sense of humor. One of Elijah's greatest interests was his younger brother, Preston. He took great joy in helping him accomplishing anything. He took pride in being his big brother. He had a very special, loving bond with his mother. They had a deep understanding of each other. Family was a high priority to him and he was a loyal friend. He touched many lives; two special friends, Shelby Frank and Mike Miller.
He is survived by his mother Jewel Peabbles and her husband Kendall Libby of Falmouth, his father Elliott Chamberlain and his wife Dawn of Scarborough; a brother Preston Elliott Peabbles of Falmouth; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Betty Peabbles of Westbrook; paternal
grandmother Vickie Courtis of Portland; a special aunt Yvonne Peabbles of North Waterboro; special cousins, Carrie
Kennard of Portland, Jessica Peabbles of Portland, Julian
Klenda, Jerem ah Klenda and Gina Klenda, all
of Portland; two special friends, Shelby Frank and Mike Miller; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.