Noble "Kimo" Abdullah

April 21, 1995April 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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Win McCann

December 10, 2018

Kimo is still fresh in my memory. I think the last time I saw him was at his HS graduation party at the new house. I can still remember Kimo walking down Plum Crest on his way home from the bus stop. He'd always stop and say hello and spend a minute or two. His personality was such a breath of fresh air.

To those of you who miss him most, my continued good wishes that you will be comforted by his short life. Some do not make such an impression with many more years of life.

Feyitomi Awobokun

December 9, 2018


We thank God for the time that you spent here. You had such an impact on others and you will be greatly missed.

Ide Uwagbale

October 27, 2018

Kimo is one of the best people I’ll ever know! I met him through an MMA group at Tech and he’d always be down to spar with me and give me confidence when I didn’t feel like I’d ever get things right. He invited me to hilarious dinner parties and we always had a good time when we’d go out and party together because he would be the life of the party. This man was the type of guy who you could always count on to brighten your day and put a huge smile on your face no matter what you were going through. It was a real honor to get to know him. RIP bro you’ll be truly missed and never forgotten.

Kathryn Franklin

October 25, 2018

Thinking of Kimo as Thanksgiving season approaches. He always looked forward to eating my buttermilk pecan pie tarts every Thanksgiving. He was such a respectable young man and will greatly missed. May God continue to be with the Abdullah family.

Ije Omekam

October 13, 2018

Everyday I get to Buena stop sign on my way home, I stop, look to my right and 3 houses down I think of my sister Katunge and her family and imagine the grief they are going through, then my mind circles back to you Kimo. From early days at Buckalew elementary with Olisa to 2017 Thanksgivings when I last saw you, you were always respectful . I know Heaven gained an angel that day our Lord called you home but our heart is hurting. Continue to rest in peace dear Kimo. The impact you made in people during your short life, will never be forgotten.

Tim Adeleye

October 4, 2018


We met in the 7th grade and immediately became close friends. We shared the same humor, believed in the same things, and looked forward to each other's company. Its painful to know that we can no longer see or speak to one another again, but I am happy that I had the chance to know you. Heaven gained a beautiful soul on April 8th, 2018.

Jake Hoyer

September 30, 2018

I met Kimo through a US history project in our senior year of high school, and our friendship quickly developed. We remained close friends through our next four years of college, even though we were studying in cities far apart. I counted him as a one of the few people who I knew I would be friends with for life. I will cherish the memories I have with him, and I know that one day we will all see him again.

Rebecca Heredia

September 29, 2018

My memory of Kimo is of a kind, loving and sincere young man. My husband and I were lucky to have been able to spend time with Noble, Katunga and Kimo during an African Safari that we did together in the summer of 2013. That trip will always bring a smile to my face as it was an amazing trip with such a beautiful family. We got to know Kimo and I will always be proud to have been called “Aunt Becky”. No words can describe how amazing and genuine Kimo was and he always reminded me of the good that indeed exists in our youth of today. Heaven truly received another angel. I pray for comfort for Noble, Katunga and Sarah. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Love, Aunt Becky

Rita Mosha

September 29, 2018

Katunge, Noble & Sarah,

“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:18

Memories will remain in my heart of Kimo, such a fine, pleasant, well spoken, super respectful young son that I met several years ago at Impact Church with his parents. Kimo also graduated with my daughter Gabbi in TWHS 2013 graduating class.

Katunge, Noble and Sarah, though a limb has fallen from the family tree, please try and seek comfort in remembering that those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near.

Stay well my friends, and may the good Lord continue his everlasting love, comfort and peace IJN!

Hayes Opusunju

September 26, 2018

First I’d like to send my deepest condolences to the Abdullah family. The loss of a loved one is extremely difficult, but we can’t oversee the glory of new life. Everlasting life. We all know Kimo is sending his blessings from above, in good hands with companionship. So let’s not forget to shed light on this fact.

So, about my experiences with Kimo. Where can I begin, the one thing I will never forget is how bright the room was when he was in it, especially when he was smiling. His presence was known, and his energy was contagious. It was because of people like him that I began to focus more on the promising, lasting relationships between me and my then class (Raider MMA), verses to strictly instruct.

There was a time where I felt that I began to lose a passion for MMA, and I began to slack in my presence in class. It was because of the push, and motivation from Kimo and a few others that I kept coming back each week to instruct, and do crazy activities that brought us closer together. I’ll never forget that, a true inspiration, your presence will be missed brother.