Tshibangu Papy Kabeya

February 08, 1973 - April 03, 2023


Obituary For Tshibangu Papy Kabeya

Papy Kabeya Tshibangu was born in Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 02/08/1973, he died suddenly on April 3rd, 2023 at UNC Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, NC. Son of late Dieudone Bintenka Kabeya and Marie Therese Kapinga Tshibuabua, he was the oldest of 11 children.

Papy Kabeya obtained his high school diploma at Cardinal Malula school in Kinshasa. After high school, he studied economics at the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) and worked at a small business. He moved to the USA where he worked different jobs, and at the time of his passing he had worked as a pharmaceutical associate for 5 years.

Papy married Rachel Buloba on April 17, 2010, they would have celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary this year. Papy and Rachel had a loving and respectful marriage. They enjoyed spending time with their family and taking their kids on vacations. They visited many states and countries and were planning to visit many more. Papy was a fun and loving guy, he had an infectious smile and loved dancing with his wife, children, siblings, and in-laws. Papy was also a dedicated brother to his wife’s many siblings. Papy was very social and never met anyone he couldn’t get along with. He always gave his time for his friends and everyone who has met him has been impacted by him.

Papy was a fervent servant of Christ, he started ministering from a young age at the evangelical center “La Borne” in Kinshasa as a youth leader. He continued serving the lord after he moved to the USA at the International Evangelical Church of Restauration (IECOR) in Raleigh, NC as an evangelist. Papy was a man of faith and his last preaching a week before his passing was on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

He is survived by his spouse, Rachel and his two daughters, Tehila and Victoria. He is also survived by his mother, Marie Therese Kapinga; 10 siblings and many nieces and nephews, cousins, sisters and brothers in law, and friends.


15 Apr

Viewing and Visitation

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open Door Church 9801 Durant Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
15 Apr

Funeral Service

12:00 PM

Open Door Church 9801 Durant Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • April 14, 2023

    Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every single day- You left this world, but not Rachel's heart- Papy, we still love you- Serge and Denise Mberi

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