OBITUARY

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*

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, April 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Noble "Kimo" Abdullah

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Caroline Kamau

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

Mwendwa Kalali

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.

Vickie Billard

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!

Terry Ngomba

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

Nzembi Kala

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 💕

Hena Karim

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

Lillian Malit

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.

Tyler To

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.

Jenette Champagne

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.

Jenette Champagne