Paul Hedges

December 8, 1955 - December 22, 2021

12/08/1955 - 12/22/2021

Past Services

Tuesday December 28, 2021
4:00 pm
Global Outreach Church
333 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
757-966-0312 | Directions
Paul Reddick Hedges, age 66, went home to be with Jesus on December 22, 2021. Paul was born in La Grange Park, Illinois and has been a resident of Chesapeake, VA since 1986.  He is the loving father of Laura Elliott and her husband Donny, and Matthew Hedges and his wife Megan, and grandfather to nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister,  Marcy Bergeron Noa of Salem, Massachusetts, and his brother, Bill Hedges of Niceville, Florida. He was the loving son of the late Freya Bruington.
He is survived by many great friends in the Hampton Roads area and around the world. His heart for service was seen in missionary work in Africa and racial reconciliation work in Virginia. His life transcended groups, socio-economics, and religions. An alumnus of the first graduating class of the Regent University Law School, Paul strived to honor his Lord by helping the poor and underserved in his law practice for over 30 years. He was a trusted confidant and advisor to governors and the forgotten. He strived to foster mercy and justice in upholding the law of the state and nation he loved. Above all, he lived and led with the peace and love of Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed. His impact will be felt for years to come. May we all serve our communities and each other as he did. A celebration of life Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 4 PM at the Global Outreach Church, 333 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, Va. Parking is located on the side of the building.
In lieu of flowers, please stay tuned for further details about the Paul R. Hedges Legacy Legal Aid Fund. An announcement about Paul’s Legacy fund will be made once the family has had time to grieve.
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Austin and Carolyn Arney
4 months ago

We only knew him a short time from zoom meetings and learned to love him and looked forward to seeing him. He was always gracious and encouraging to us.

Kevin Drendel
4 months ago

Paul was one of my closest friends and a mentor/brother in Christ when I was first learning to walk with Lord. I treasured the many hours we spent together in fellowship, praying, and worshipping in the little off campus house he lived in during his sophomore year at Cornell College in Iowa. We laughed often and hard. I followed him to New Hampshire. He was the best man at my wedding. When my parents visited (before our wedding I believe), we spent an afternoon in Paul’s apartment telling jokes and crying until we laughed with my parents. Paul’s joy and humor were contagious. He distracted me on my wedding dat with racquetball, reminiscent of the many racquetball games we played at Cornell in a little handball court with moisture in the front left corner. We drifted separate ways after I got married, had children, and got involved in different things. Paul went off to law school. I followed him to law school the following year which took me 1000 miles from where he ended up. His example was an encouragement to me to begin a new career at age 28. We didn’t see each other or communicate often over the years since then, but I have always treasured our friendship and kinship in Christ. I am confident Paul is home where he belongs. I look forward to joining him where I know the laughter and joy will replace the pain and sorrows of this world. Until then, I love you brother.

Bill Muhr
4 months ago

Paul and I were classmates in Law School at Regent. We were partners in trial advocacy class. I always thought highly of Paul. He was a humble and down to earth kind of guy. I know his family will miss him. May God grant them grace and peace as they heal from the loss of Paul, always remembering that Christ has overcome death and Paul is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mary Jane Rogers
4 months ago

May the Peace of the Lord be with you Laura, Matt and family. His struggles are over and He is in the arms of Jesus. Be comforted to know that One day you will see him there among the Angels. Amen

Catarina Mikkonen
4 months ago

My condolences. I knew Paul only for some months and only over the internet/Zoom. However his kind heart made an impact on me and I am thankful for his wisdom, his kind heart and his prayers. Happy trip to our Father God and Savior Jesus Christ. See you later. We are joining in a while.

Patricia A Cannon
4 months ago

Sincerest condolences for his family. Paul was a great human being and he was my friend. He was kind, always a professional in court and warm hearted. This is terrible news.

Sandra Lewis
4 months ago

Paul will be missed by all that knew him!
He was kind and always had a
time to help those in need!
He was a fine man and friend!

Neady Keffer Harris
4 months ago

My sympathies to Matt, Laura and families for this huge loss. Paul was a kind, caring human. I remember the days of having our children in school together at Mt Pleasant Christian and working with Paul in the court system. He was quite eloquent making his arguments before the court and speaking faster than 225 words a minute! With huge words! He rode to Indiana many years ago in the same vehicle I was in to play in a softball tournament. It was an epic trip with so many laughs with Paul. Three specific funny stories are on my mind right now. He will be missed!!! Until we meet again.

Andy Paxton and dr.Stephan duran
4 months ago

Paul will be greatly missed .paul started out as my attorney ,became family .my sons and I will miss him very much .I will miss his incredible stories of adventures and his humanity.he was a brother to me .he was a treasure to us more pain or suffering brother you are now a angel and will never be condolences to his family and friends .I believe everyone that became his friend ended up as family just like us.

Michael Simone
4 months ago

I was honored to know Paul. His focus, his compassion and his heartbeat to serve spoke volumes about his faith in Christ. His humility was a light and his light will continue to shine.