Statement Regarding DHS Grad D.B Todd

District Statement Regarding Passing of DHS Class of 2022 Graduate Daylon B. Todd
Posted on 03/10/2023
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It is with great sadness that district administrators received news of the passing of recent graduate Daylon Burroughs-Todd. 

Burroughs-Todd will be greatly missed by his family, teachers, and peers.

DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Usamah Rodgers said, “Each and every student is a valuable member of our school community. When our grads go off into the world, we have incredible dreams for them so when something like this happens, its always a difficult reality to process. DeSoto ISD extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Burroughs-Todd.”

As a result of this loss to the DeSoto ISD family, the district will provide grief counseling to staff and students to support them as they process this news. Social-emotional supports for students and staff will include restorative circles and individual counseling.


For families of students who may need additional support regarding this matter or other issues that may be impacting student social-emotional health, the DeSoto ISD Counseling Services department has a partnership with Care Solace which can help families quickly find mental health or counseling options aligned to families’ unique needs, regardless of circumstances. Care Solace’s support is completely confidential and free to DeSoto ISD students, staff, and their families. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language.

Visit  and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.


A visitation for Daylon will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232. 

A celebration of life service will occur from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Willow Grove Baptist Church, 1222 West Kiest Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75224. 

A committal service will occur from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232.