Sherry Gamble Smith, the president of the Black Wall Street Chamber Of Commerce, and her husband Martin Smith have been found dead in their Oklahoma home.
According to KOCO, police in Bixby, Oklahoma responded to a 911 call the morning of July 6 at the Smith residence. Sherry Gamble Smith, 55, was found dead and her 54-year-old husband was injured. He later died at the hospital.
There is currently an investigation, however, Seth Adcock of the Bixby Police Department told The Independent, “It appears to be domestic in nature but the investigation is still underway to determine the timeline and what lead [sic] to this tragedy.”
Phil Armstrong, interim executive director of the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center, where Sherry Gamble Smith previously served as president, told The Daily Beast,
“She was an incredible person that constantly thought about putting others before herself.”
Armstrong continued, “She started an organization for women in business called Women Empowering Nations, that literally was a network for women that wanted to start their own businesses, and to give them inspiration and encouragement... She has also been the driving force behind the Juneteenth festival in Tulsa, as it has built up year after year.”
The Black Wall Street Chamber has not yet released any statement.