Jordan Ali Halane

March 12, 1987November 5, 2018

Jordan Ali Halane passed away on November 5, 2018 in Rosenberg, Texas. He was born on March 12, 1987 in Kansas City, Kansas, the oldest of three children to Ali and Carla Kitchen Halane. He was raised in the town of Sedalia, Missouri, where he graduated from Smith Cotton High School in 2005. He was a proud alum of the University of Missouri, graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music. Soon after college, Jordan moved to New York City to serve as a corps member for City Year in the South Bronx. It was here that he ignited his passion for education, leadership, and giving back, serving four additional years as a dynamic and inspiring leader within the organization. During his time in New York, he met and became engaged to fellow corps member, Claire, and earned a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership as part of the 2015 inaugural class at Fordham University. Upon moving to Sugar Land, Texas in 2015, Jordan and Claire married on December 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Jordan continued his impactful work within education, first as a teacher recruiter for KIPP Houston Public Schools and then as a teacher and vocal music director for both HISD and Lamar CISD. Music and the arts were always a major part of Jordan and his family’s life. He excelled in music, gracing the world with his powerful operatic voice and beautiful piano playing. He performed with a multitude of choirs, including the Mizzou University Singers and Park Slope Singers in Brooklyn, New York. Along with music, Jordan loved his family, friends and dog, was an avid sports fan, traveled around the world and enjoyed art, painting, food and movies. Jordan is survived by his loving wife, Claire Casuyon-Halane; his parents, Ali and Carla Kitchen Halane; his brother, Dr. Morgan Halane; his sister, Kheyra Halane Horton and her husband Emmanuel Horton; his father and mother in-law, Arsenio “Roy” and Emelyn Casuyon; many uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and his beloved dog, Hazel. He will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to have met him. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11 from 4:00-8:00pm at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, with funeral services beginning at 10:30am on Monday, November 12 at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, located at 12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Jordan’s memory to City Year, as well as The Edgar and Imogene Kitchen Scholarship Foundation at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, two causes Jordan deeply cared for. Tribute & or words of condolence can be left at


  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 12, 2018

Jordan Ali Halane

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Stephanie Hudson

November 12, 2018

I am a member of online arts teacher group that posted his story. I want you to know arts teachers all over the country will miss him and I pray for you and your family.

Britni Spruell

November 12, 2018

We were just kids, in class together at Heber Hunt Elementary but even then you exilerated Kindness. I remember you being one of the nicest people I’d ever met. You had a smile that lit up our whole room. I moved away and as things happen, didn’t keep in touch. I’m so proud at all of your accomplishments. I’m keeping your wife and family in my thoughts and prayers. Truly gone too soon but thank you for all kindness and goodness you put out into the world.

Jose (J.J.) Montemayor

November 11, 2018

Mr. Halane,
You were my hero and I thank you for that. I know your in a better place now watch over me please. I pray for you everyday so please take this letter as a thank you for everything you did for me. In Jesus name we pray I love you Mr. Halane and you will never be forgotten!! 😇🙏❤️

JJ Montemayor (Student at Navarro Middle School)

Gabriela Uriegas

November 9, 2018

I was privileged to have met you. Thank you for all the times you helped me overcome my singing crisis. You stuck up for us when no one cared about our spring recital. When no one truly saw the pain i had behind my smile, you did. The way you were able to bring a class together to sing amazes me till this day. I surely will always remember who helped me become good at what i do. Mr. Halane.. sing loud and proud with the angels.. and may your beautiful and kind soul rest in peace. Once a brahman.. ALWAYS a brahman

Leanna Bogard

November 8, 2018

My heart is deeply saddened at the loss of such an extraordinary person. Always happy, so very smart, fantastic love for music, and truly a friend to whomever crossed his path. We were classmates at Smith-Cotton. It can’t be said enough how heavy hearts are for his passing. There aren’t enough tears that fall or prayers that are said for the wholehearted person Jordan was. My Deepest Sympathies to his Family.

Oh Jordan, now you’re singing in God’s Choir.

sahra Omar Abdinur Abdi

November 8, 2018

Jordan lived a beautiful life. Although we are all hurting at this moment, we must remember that all of us will walk a path that is chosen for us long before we were born by the all-mighty. We are praying for Jordan, and Jordan's family, May you be bless with peace, strength, and courage.
Love Sahra and Abdinur

Calvin Pritchard

November 6, 2018

Jordan will be missed by everyone at Taylor Chapel UMC Sedalia, MO. The family will be in our prayers. Jordan will be missed and remembered at the church because he had a voice that could raise the ceiling. He grew up in the church and was such a gentlemen even when he left to begin his journey in life he would always come back to the church and sing. Those moments and memories will be in our hearts.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who gives me strength. Pastor Calvin