Noble "Kimo" Abdullah
April 21, 1995 – April 8, 2018
Journey to Glory
It is with a deep sense of loss but acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing on of Noble Douglas Kimanthi Abdullah III, popularly known as Kimo, on Sunday, April 8th 2018 in Lubbock, Texas, USA. Kimo was a student at Texas Tech University and is the beloved son to Noble R. Abdullah and Katunge Kalali-Noble of Houston, Texas, USA. He was born on April 21st 1995 in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the loving brother to Sarah Kavinya Abdullah. Cherished grandson to the late Noble & Sarah Douglas and the late Adelaide Kavinya & Francis Kalali. Kimo is the charming nephew to Donna, Ollie, Cassandra, Patrice, Flora, Edith, Kyalo, Nzasu, Mwendwa, Mwanza, Mwikali, Syombua Kalali & Kaloki. Adored cousin to Maria, Tonya, Tamala, Leonard, Kavinya Makau, Mbindyo, Mumo, Mike, Kavinya Mwendwa, Kavinya Kyalo ,Kavinya Kaloki, among others. Uncle to Zani, Mumbua and Mawia. Kimo’s life will be celebrated on Saturday 21st April, 2018 at the Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014. Viewing will be from 10AM to 11AM and the Celebration of His Life will commence at 11AM.
He will then be laid to rest at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7*
- Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Interment Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Reception Saturday, April 21, 2018
Noble "Kimo" Abdullah
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September 21, 2018
The wounds, the sorrow and heart ache of Kimo's departure so fresh in our hearts. I remember Kimo when he was a young boy , always smiling lovingly. You leave behind memories of love and joy to your loved ones .
Kimo was here for a set time frame, designated by God, with a purpose which he accomplished. In the arms of Jesus he rests and rejoices, no more tears and suffering only joy and peace. Dear Katunge, Kavinya, Noble and the entire family, may God's grace forever be with you, be comforted in the Lord , may his peace that surpasses human understanding be with you always.
" The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death". Isaiah 57: 1 -2.
We love you Kimo and will miss you, till we meet again in heaven
Muthoni, Amos, Imani and Mwangi
September 21, 2018
I have known Kimo since he was a few hours old as my nephew. There after I interacted with Kimo as he grew up in Nairobi and as his uncle, got have many chances of interacting with him. I recall picking him from kindergarten in a Peugeot truck and as he sat next to me, he would imitate me with a mock steering as we maneuvered thru traffic going to Lavington. I recall this one day when we ran out of gas along James Gichuru road on our way home! Kimo was my first and top priority and so we left the truck by the road side and i carried Kimo on my shoulders and walked all the way home about 5 kilometers. All the way, we talked over almost everything.
As he grew up, we continued to be very tight given that we shared the name Kimanzi. Whenever he was in Kenya, we would try go out for nyama choma (roast meat) which he referred to as 'going to clog our arteries'. Kimo was quite hilarious and he made sure when we met, we shared all crazy jokes and experiences. One joke Kimo told me was of a robber holding up a store and when everyone was on the floor and terrified, the robber announced to his hostages that he'd just realized he had no bullets and asked everyone to remain on the floor as he dashed home for his bullets.
As dog lovers/owners, we shared a lot with Kimo on dogs. He seemed to get along very quickly with my dogs and he had very hilarious stories about his dog Chui - that it would keep eating even when full! Above all this he maintained to be a very respectable and helpful nephew. I was devastated and numb when I learnt of his demise. This is one reality that I am still to find a shelf in my life's cabinet to permanently place. More so as an uncle, I wish I was nearby to stand up for him.
All I know is that Kimo is a promoted being now and he is as close to us as he was when in physical life. And I know he was and remains a champ in his time and space. Katunge/Noble and Serah, the Lord grant you peace.
September 21, 2018
To my dear sister & family,
Wow, when I first met the family, I was instantly connected to you all by the Spirit of God. Your kindness, compassion and servant spirit shined brightly. Sarah & Kimo were very respectful & obedient siblings.
One of my most memorable moments of Kimo was the time he played Jesus during our Easter Play at St.Paul Baptist. We enjoyed his love for God, his joking spirit & infectious smile & laughter. He matured into a young man of great character, integrity & excellency. As a man who loved sports, I’m reminded of scripture, Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So run with purpose in every step. I Cor. 9:24-26. Kimo’s life modeled this! He will always be in our hearts & missed greatly.
May the Lord continue to comfort, strengthen, and give you all his peace❤️
Your Sister in Christ!
September 21, 2018
Dear Katunge, Noble and Kavinya, I am praying for God to continue filling you with His graces and strength as you go through this difficult time. We will never understand why except to comfort ourselves with the knowledge that God is God! I personally recall Kimo as a polite and obedient child, even when he grew to be this young hudsome man, he was always obedient to his parents. I remember when I last visited home, how he was always conscious of completing his duty, especially doing the dishes. I recall how he would then approach his mum asking if he could go out, having completed his chores! What an obedient child Kimo was! Kimo brought laughter wherever he was, cracking jokes and making light of every moment. I do not recall Kimo ever being upset with anyone, he was all smiles and things would be dull until he turned up with his jokes. Recalling little “Kimo” when he was born looking so tiny, as he trotted around the compound of the house in Lavington, and to watch him grow into this hudsome young adult, was truly amazing! Because God is God, and He also wants the best of the best, He called his son so that he will always be up there with Him! We miss Kimo, but we also believe he has joined the Angels and is watch over us, as we journey towards the same journey. May God keep Kimo in eternal peace, and may Katunge, Noble and Kavinya receive God’s graces to bear. We will miss Kimo forever! Love, Terry
September 20, 2018
Dear Aunt Katunge, Uncle Noble & Kavinya,
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always at this difficult time. My family and I are sending our most sincere condolences. We pray that God will continue to strengthen you and comfort you during this time. My earliest memory of Kimo was in Kenya and you had baked a cake for my birthday and you all came home to celebrate my birthday and he was the cutest little boy. Then I remember you coming for summer holidays without fail every year and mum would have us visit you all. Kimo and Sara always together and we would watch Disney movies together. I remember Kimo as being very gentle, kind and very mature. I remember those times very fondly. To see him grow into a very respectful, upstanding guy was just amazing. We are sad that he has left us but we accept God’s will. Kimo our angel is now watching over us. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. God bless.
Ade & Wendy Adeleye
September 19, 2018
We moved to The Woodlands the Summer of 2005 from Canada and was very eager to settle down into the famous sporting Texas lifestyle that we had heard so much about.
Debating between Baseball, Football or Basketball, we decided to try each one out and then decide which sport our son, Timi would prefer. Then we had the opportunity to sign up for WCBL, a local league of young boys playing basketball. With the first practice came our very first meeting with Kimo. Watching from the bleachers, Ade and I noticed as the boys played together on the same team, cheering each other on and yelling their support, how much Kimo loved the game. With such dexterity, Kimo played on the court, deferring to his peers like they were a brotherhood. Just when you think he was shooting to the basket, he was back across the court on the other side, running with such determination to get the ball before the opposing team could throw it back. We were flawed!
The opportunity came at the end of the game to meet up with the players as the parents rallied round them for the next practice instructions. I noticed how respectfully he greeted everyone as he made his way to his parents, responding with 'Thank you, Thank you' as everyone congratulated them on their effort that evening.
The rest is history....the boys went on to play in Junior High and then High School together. On other occasions thereafter, I was opportuned to meet Kimo, we would strike up conversations and catch up on whatever he was up to. Unlike so many teenagers who would often 'avoid their parents' friends, Kimo was very intentional and very respectful. Never in a hurry.
I cannot forget our chance meetings at HEB or the High School grounds or even in his home (Our families became quite close and exchanged visits often).
It was a very dark day for us when we received the news of your passing Kimo! You left us too soon! But we are comforted by the hope of Resurrection.
Rest easy our gentle Giant 💕
September 19, 2018
Dearest Noble Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I pray that God shows you why Kimo was taken so early. I hope it gives you peace to know that God wanted him and his time here was done. He was too good for our world. He was bigger than us. He saw things at a young age that most of us do not ever see. I have faith that he is in eternal glory and God has placed him in the best of all the heavens. I pray for you dear friend, Kimo put us together through his love of basketball. I will forever be grateful for that.
Warm Wishes and Blessings always,
The Karim Family
July 29, 2018
Katunge & Family
May God continue to give you comfort as you remember your loved one. We have you in our prayers. Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Kimo-How softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently and only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.
May Gods light shine on you and the family.
July 16, 2018
There was a particular quote in high school that I heard that has stuck with me ever since— “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”. I thought about this quote almost every time I hung out with Kimo, and how he probably was in the wrong room a lot whenever he was with me; not only regarding intelligence, but also many other aspects. Positivity. Compassion. Sincerity. I think that nowadays many of those who want to make an impact on society feel that they can only do so through their careers, or only when they reach complete adulthood. However, Kimo has shown all of us that such is not the case. He has taught us that by simply being a good person everyday is more than enough to positively change the lives of others. Kimo brought out the best in us because he was the best of us. I will always have the utmost respect for the Abdullah family for raising such an amazing person. An amazing friend.
July 4, 2018
Kimo was in my 10th grade Pre-AP Chemistry class, and I was immediately impressed with his attentiveness in class, his desire to learn, and his respect for myself and his classmates. This continued on even after he was no longer in my class. When Kimo would pass my classroom he would always stop to talk to me. But this was not like other students to just say hello and go on their way. Kimo would stop, look me in the eye, and show that he was fully invested in the conversation. He was genuinely concerned as to how I was doing, really appreciated my asking about him, and acted as if he had all the time in the world, even though he needed to get to class.
The world has lost an amazing young man. I cannot even begin to understand the depths of the loss felt by his family and close friends. I am grateful to have known him and I know that he lives on through countless memories in many people. My sincerest condolences to his family.
June 27, 2018
TO OUR BELOVED KIMO
It was with great sadness and shock that we received the death of our beloved friend, brother and son Kimo Abdullah. The past few months have been full of confusion, frustration and severe disappointment at the means at which Kimo passed away. Having known and been friends with the Abdullah family for more than 25 years they are family to us and we feel the pain of their loss and share in their grief entirely. We saw Kimo grow up and take huge strides with his studies while also maturing into a charming and very personable young man. We will never forget about his vast knowledge and interest in the prehistoric world and speaking hours on end about dinosaurs, cave men and different conspiracy theories.
Kimo knew a lot about any subject and would be so happy to share all about everything he knew. He was also willing to hear what you had to say on any topic. We have lost a young promising man of the future, a friend to lean on in the hard times and a friend to celebrate with in the good times. Intelligent, witty, fun loving and a gentleman are just a few of the good things we can say about Kimo.
Kimo will always be in our hearts and we will always be left wondering what kind of man he would have turned out to be.
We trust that God had a better plan for Kimo and that one day we will understand why the Lord took him at such an early age. However until that day comes we must honor Kimo by being as knowledgeable as we can, working hard to achieve our goals and dreams and more importantly keeping a special relationship with friends, family and God. That is what Kimo would have wanted for us. We will miss you dearly Kimo. The tears that we cry for Kimo will never go dry and the memories we have of him will never leave. He has touched us in a way no one else can with a personality so unique that not many can understand.
We love you and miss you Kimo Abdullah. Until we meet again. Rest in Peace
From Muthoni, Kariuki, Joed, Lian and Anna
May 21, 2018
We remember Kimo as a lively, fun loving, young man who loved to make people around him laugh. A peacemaker who would not harm even the little crawling insects. I cannot forget a day he was asked to share a burger with me by his mum and he comically picked a grain of simsim from the bun and asked me to eat it as it was 'isyo'. We remember on one of those trips when all his younger cousins decided to play with his head and dubbed the game 'Kimos salon'. Mumo remembers him showing him some moves in jujitsu on self defense. We cannot forget his love for lizards and dinosaurs as a younger person which toys he gave to Mumo (among others) when he outgrew them. His love for his family was distinct and we treasure the moments he spent making us all laugh. We all looked forward to seeing him on the family's annual visit to Kenya. As we celebrate Kimo, we realize how empty your lives are without him and we pray that God strengthens you each day afresh and holds you by your hands Katunge, Noble and Sarah. We shall miss him but we have this quiet hope in the knowledge that he is at peace and we shall see him again. Kimo, gone but never forgotten. ♥️ The Mwanzas
May 21, 2018
Kimo was my dear, younger cousin and one of few relatives I have here in Houston. Although we didn’t speak in-depth because of our age difference, when we gathered, I always enjoyed his presence and loved him as only family can.
His presence spoke volumes. He was always kind, respectful and gracious. Moreover, he was a good companion and playmate for my son when we got together. My son, Edozie, was deeply hurt by his loss. In spite of their big age gap, Kimo would play with him whenever we got together to keep him entertained.
Kimo was a bright spirit in a world that can be so dark. That’s why me, Sunny, Edozie and even young Anayo are all saddened by his unexpected loss. He is deeply missed. Forever loved. Never forgotten. He is my family.
Uncle Noble, Aunt Katunge and Cousin Sarah, know that we mourn with you and that we rejoice in knowing we will all see him again one day. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace and power, Kimo.
India Ogazi and the Ogazi family
Penny Morris Hardee
May 15, 2018
Dear Katunge, Noble & Sarah,
Sending our most sincere condolences. Hoping each day that passes gives you more strength and resilience. My thoughts & prayers are with you now & always. Remembering our brief but precious time in Singapore together at OFS Girl Scouts. Katunge, you sharing Kenyan culture with the girls had a huge impact on us all.
I wish you peace and stillness.
Sincerely, Penny Morris Hardee (still in Singapore)
April 21, 2018
Dear Katunge and family, I remember in my recent childhood meeting with Kimo during your brief visits to Kenya and he was honestly and outstanding, mature and very talented individual. It is sad that he has left us but I would like to assure you our prayers are with him and your family during this mournful period. We must accept God’s will but it should please you to know you have an angel in heaven watching over you and all of us together. May his soul rest in eternal peace and my deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless.
April 21, 2018
Dear Katunge, Noble and Sarah.
So so sorry to hear about Kimo. I can’t even start to imagine what you are going through. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Almighty Father console you, hold you, uplift you and see you through this.
April 20, 2018
To Uncle Noble, Aunt Katunge and Kavinya!
When we heard about Kimo it was the last thing we could have expected I feel extremely hurt knowing I won't see him again.
Kimo and I grew up together as family friends but we ended up being like cousins. My siblings and I would look foward to their visits to Kenya and the lovely moments we all shared.. Kimo was funny, loving,,talkative and extremely inteligent.
We shared many fun moments together that I will forever cherish. Rest in Peace my friend I will really miss you!
April 20, 2018
We were shocked and upset by the news of Kimo's death. We knew him as a young boy in the neighborhood who stood apart by his extreme politeness and friendliness...learned from his parents and sister, Sara. We hope that the memories of such a fine young man sustain you. He made a difference in the lives he touched.
With sincere condolences,
Win and Joe McCann
April 20, 2018
Dear Katunge, Nobel & Sarah,
I learnt of Kimos passing a few days ago. I mourn and pray with you during this very difficult time and the days ahead. May our Lord comfort you and give you the grace to deal with the loss. Sending love and hugs your way.
April 19, 2018
Dear Katunge and Noble,
I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Kimo. I cannot imagine the pain you must be going through. Even though I never got to meet him, I know he must have been a fine young man. My prayer for your family is that God will give you strength and His Peace which surpasses all human understanding.
You are in my thoughts
April 19, 2018
Noble and Katunga, I didn't know "Kimo" personally but if he was anything like his father then he was a wonderful person. My prayers are with you cousin and we are sorry for your loss.
Donnie and Marcia
April 18, 2018
Dear Katunge and Noble. I am so sorry for your loss and know that words are so inadequate at a time like this. But I thank the Lord for giving you 22 years to share with a precious soul that is Kimo. I am thinking of you, praying for you and grieving with you . I love you always. Anne
April 18, 2018
Katunge and family. I will always cherish those moments we shared at Parklands Sports Club. Kimo was such a gentle polite and we'll behaved young man and I often said you would never guess he grew up in America.
Please take comfort in the Lord who knows all things and can help you bear even the most difficult trying time
Pole to all of you on the loss of this promising young man who had so much to live for. He is at Peace in heaven let him rest in the loving arms of Jesus