Kalon Todd Cohen Program

Obituary Kalon Todd Cohen, a lifelong resident of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas was the fifth child born to the parents of Gloria Fern Zenobia Jobe Cohen and the late Marion Leland Cohen on March 24, 1973 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Kalon transitioned from his labor to reward on Monday morning, February 13, 2023, to be with his Heavenly Father. Kalon’s walk with Jesus Christ began as a small child at New Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. In later years, Kalon united with the Johnson Chapel Central Community Church renamed Disciple Central Community Church (DC3) under the leadership of Pastor Marcus D. King. Kalon was a faithful member of DC3 ministry where he served on various ministries as a pillar of the church. He served proudly on the Hospitality Ministry, the Usher Board, and a faithful member of the Man Up Ministry. Kalon’s faith and dedication to the pastor and members of Disciple Central Community Church (DC3) will continue to inspire his loved ones and all who were touched by his generous spirit and kindness. His educational journey began at the age of three. Kalon started his journey at the Dallas Seventh Day Adventist School and was the Valedictorian of his class. Kalon loved music and at the age of five began taking private piano lessons. The public school system of Dallas Texas provided him with an elementary and secondary educational background. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1991. He was an excellent student throughout elementary school at T.L. Marsalis. He was a member of the T.L. Handbell Choir and a member of the band class that was taught at T.L. Marsalis where he learned to play the E-flat saxophone. He attended Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School Academy and was a member of the concert and stage band. After graduating from Skyline High School in 1991, he furthered his education at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX. He was an excellent student, a 4-year member of the Prairie View A&M University marching band and a choreographer. Kalon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 from Prairie View A&M University (Major- Biology Minor-Chemistry). Kalon’s hobbies include landscaping, cooking, riding motorcycles, reading, music, drawing, and he found a passion for DJ’ing. Throughout his life on this earth, Kalon was a very loving and caring person towards his family and friends. Kalon presented the image of competency, integrity, pride, sincerity, compassion, loving, kind hearted, respectful, and obedient. He was not one to be idle. He was always willing to exemplify charity towards whoever he encountered. Kalon was very independent and learned at an early age that “hard work and education” works hand in hand. Coming from a strong Christian family of love, faith, and respect, Kalon learned the value of church, community, education, and hard work – (elements that shaped his life). After he graduated from Prairie View A&M, his career path started with a part-time job as an employee of Sam’s Club. He then worked as a dental lab employee in Garland, TX., then on to the ER at Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX. Kalon was a Dallas Fire-Rescue from 2000-2023 where he was an extraordinary Dallas Firefighter where his career started as a Dallas Firefighter/Paramedic in 2000. Due to a major incident in his life, he was transferred to the Fire Preventive section as an Inspector. His final assignment was working as a Recruiter for the Dallas Fire Department. He was a member of the Dallas Black Firefighter Association where he served as a faithful member. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Leland Cohen and his special dear sister, Nyla LaTaneya Cohen. Kalon has left behind beautiful memories that all of us can share such as his extended family: The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, Disciple Central Community Church, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc; Theta Alpha Chapter and his brothers Marion, Roderick & Christopher: a host of relatives and friends. Kalon will be missed but not forgotten and he will always be in our hearts – ST. MATTHEW 5:4, “ Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted .” He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved mother: Gloria Fern Zenobia Jobe Cohen; his brothers, Marion C. (Danita) Cohen, Northern Virginia, Roderick L. (Vicky) Cohen, Duncanville, Texas and Christopher M. (Angela) Cohen, Arlington, Texas; nieces, Kaysha Cohen, Chrystal Cohen, Destinee (Terrence) Forest, Jordan Nixon, Promise (Artemus) Cluff, and Morgan Cohen; nephews, Christopher Cohen, Pierre Cohen, Desmond Cohen, and Mikeal (Sydney) Cohen; grandmother; Evelyn J. Jobe, Tyler, Texas, uncles; Tonny L. Williams (Jean), Tyler, Texas, Stephen C. Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, aunts; Emma Sue Cohen, Dallas, Texas, and Joyce Brooks, Fort Worth, Texas, one great uncle; Wendell (Gwen) Stribling; Savage, Minnesota; one great aunt: Louise Dismukes, Las Vegas, Nevada and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

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