OBITUARY

David Abraham Abdalla

David Abraham Abdalla went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in January 2016 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. He was born on July 19, 1960 in Houston, Texas. David grew up in Houston and graduated from Westbury High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Texas A&M University, a Jurisprudence Degree from South Texas College of Law, and a Master’s degree in environmental law from the University of Houston Law Center. He served as an Associate at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Houston before obtaining his Master’s degree and moving to Washington, D.C. to serve as an Enforcement Attorney LLM for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the Environmental Protection Agency. He served in the Special Litigation and Projects Division where he was recognized for exemplary leadership in the development and implementation of the Fast Track Cleanup Program. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Richmond Plaza Baptist Church, and the National Rifle Association.

David was an intelligent man, graced with wit and charm. He spoke often of Camp Peniel Christian Camp, was voted a Westbury Rebel Guard, spent his freshman year in the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets, and grew to be an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fly fishing, hiking and shooting sports. He spent summer vacations as a child in the Rocky Mountains, where his family built a cabin by hand, and he later climbed with his brother one of Colorado’s great mountains over 14,000 feet, Longs Peak. As a young man he enjoyed traveling and, after moving to Washington, D.C. in 1991, he honed his horse-riding skills and learned to play polo. David’s friends knew him as a big personality and a generous man who was always quick to encourage others. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized in 1972. As an adult, he enjoyed the ministry of Charles Stanley and gained deep knowledge of the Bible through the teaching of Les Feldick Ministries.

David was preceded in death by his father, Abraham Abdalla, Jr., and grandparents, Conrad and Virginia Murphey, and Abraham Abdalla, Sr. and Nozera Hage Macey. He is survived by his mother, Connie Murphey Abdalla; sister, Amy Lynn Abdalla; brother, Gary Alan and wife Ellison Davenport Abdalla, and nieces Erin and Jennifer.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Westbury Baptist Church, 10425 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77096, 713-723-6428. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900 B Stonelake Blvd, Ste 320, Austin, TX 78759.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 8, 2016
REMEMBERING

David Abraham Abdalla

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Amy Abdalla

August 19, 2017

Thank you, Paula, and all of David's friends and family who have contacted us on this guest book. We still grieve over losing him, but rejoice that we will see him again in Heaven. We look forward to that day. It means so much to hear how you knew him and that you, too, knew what a great man he was while here on Earth. You can reach us at 713-774-1487.

Paula Paulsen

August 18, 2017

I was shocked and saddened to learn of David's passing. I was close friends with David in Arlington VA, but lost touch a few years ago when I moved out of state. David was a good man and he will always have a special place in my heart. I'm sorry this posting comes so late. I only learned of David's passing yesterday, otherwise I would have reached out much sooner. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

June 12, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss
May you have Kindness and Peace from God our Father and the lord Jesus Christ.
1cor; 1:3

Edgar Goldberg

May 5, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. He was a good friend in law school and a talented lawyer. I am saddened that I was not aware of his funeral as I and all of his law school friends would have attended. We were close friends and I regret not keeping in touch with him over the years. That in itself is a lesson learned. He spoke lovingly of his wife and I wish her peace with the knowledge he was truly a good man.

Edgar Goldberg

May 5, 2016

I am shocked to hear of his passing. He was a good friend who I regret not keeping in touch with over the years. I am saddened that I was not aware of his funeral as I would have respectfully attended as would many of his law school friends.

Cabell Acree

May 2, 2016

I was so sorry to just hear of David's death. Please accept my sincere condolences. I knew David at Bracewell and we met several more times when I was in DC. We talked several times thereafter. David was a great guy, a talented attorney, and had a personality that lit the room. I am saddened not to see him again. I will greatly miss his quick, incisive and humorous reparte. All my best to David's family. Cabell Aceee

Ben Vogler

March 29, 2016

My condolences to David's family. David and I were friends and lived in the same dorm back at Texas A&M. He was destined to be an attorney. He coached me on how to argue a point with the Dean one semester. We lost track of each other after graduation as we both focused on our careers and he moved to DC. I would keep up with his adventures through his Uncle who officed in the same building as mine in Houston. I wished I had stayed in touch. David was a really good guy. He made a difference in this world.

Jeanne Blackwell

March 24, 2016

David loved his time here on the farm with me. Whether were digging out of a 3 foot snow blizzard or galloping horses across the Virginia country side. I will remember him fondly that way. Gods blessings to him and his family. Jeanne Blackwell

Connie and Amy Abdalla

March 20, 2016

From the Abdalla family,

We are so grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this time. David was so special to us and we know he was to you also. Thank you so much for standing with us during this time. Because of his faith in Jesus Christ as his savior, we know that when David died he went immediately to be the Lord, and that we will see him again someday. We also know that David would want you also to be in heaven and if you do not already know the Lord personally and would like more information, please let us know. God bless you and thank you again for caring for our precious son and brother.

March 17, 2016

So sorry for your lost. My condolences to the Abdalla family, may God grant you peace in your hearts and minds as you endure your lost at this time. Philippians 4:6,7

FROM THE FAMILY