Lloyd J. Hedges, 91 of Leland, North Carolina and formerly of Rumford departed this life on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Betty Douglas-Hedges.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mildred (Johnson) Hedges. Lloyd, aka, Jack was a correctional officer at the ACI in Cranston for 52 years. He was a member of the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers whose motto is, “Working the toughest beat in the state.” He also was a Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was honored with countless commendations including a 36 years of Excellent Attendance Award, an Officer of the Year Award from the Rhode Island Attorney General, a Distinguished CO Award at the International Convention in Washington, D.C. and the Distinguished Award from the Brotherhood of Corrections for his Outstanding Professionalism, Superior Knowledge of Corrections, Uncommon Degree of Loyalty and Unfailing Devotion to Duty. Lloyd also received a Proclamation from Mayor Cianci declaring March 28, 1999 “Lloyd Hedges Day” because of his interminable devotion to civic responsibility. He unselfishly devoted himself to his community by providing vital physical, financial and emotional assistance to those in need and by demonstrating his vast personal commitment to improving the lives of those around him.
Lloyd was a member of Zion Gospel Temple. He faithfully served on the Usher Board. Before service you would find Lloyd carrying his water container watering the plants or sitting in the foyer planting seeds of wisdom to whomever would stop and listen.
Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Akilah Folami, (Monik Douglas) two granddaughters, Sanaia Layne and Nadiah Layne and one brother, Warren Hedges. He was the grandfather of the late Maia Layne and brother of the late Madeline Grant, Arthur Hedges, Donald Hedges and Thurman Hedges.
His funeral services will be private. Contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.