Lloyd J. Hedges

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.



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Mark Currier from Coventry wrote on April 28, 2021 at 9:31 pm
Dear Jack, I hope you get to the land of endless Chelo's and your favorite kid burgers. Rest easy my friend. God has the control center now.
Betty Hedges from Leland wrote on February 27, 2021 at 10:08 pm
To everyone who called, sent a card or said a prayer, or dropped by with food, I deeply appreciate your expression of love. My heart was/is truly overwhelmed. I thank you much. Betty
Sylvia Ann Soares from Providence wrote on February 24, 2021 at 5:07 pm
Betty and Warren, so sorry for your loss of wonderful, honorable presence in your life. May you be guided into joy in his memory going forward.
Judy and Ed Bass from Leland NC wrote on February 24, 2021 at 12:59 pm
Betty, we are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort, and help you remember all the good times you shared. Remember that all your neighbors on Sunstone Court are here for you. We did not get the pleasure of knowing Lloyd, but his obituary reveals an outstanding man.
Ray Heroux from South Carolina wrote on February 22, 2021 at 10:41 am
I'm sorry to hear of Jack's passing and pray for his family to be strong and realize that we all will meet again. Jack was always very professiinal, wore his uniform with pride and purpose. He loved to share his corrections stories and knowledge with me. Probably one of the reasons I would select working in the MCC with him when it was open. Enjoy your eternal life Jack, you will be missed.
Shavon Herring from PAWTUCKET wrote on February 20, 2021 at 8:39 pm
RIP Uncle Lloyd as I called him I grew up at Zion Gospel Temple from the age of 16 up til now age of 42. He was like an uncle to me. We used to go out with Auntie Betti and my mom to celebrate our birthday his April 2 mines April 4. We lived Red Lobsters. He always had a kind word and good advice I could always count on him for a good laugh. You will truly be missed love you always.
Jacqueline Hedges-Lopes from Tampa, FL wrote on February 20, 2021 at 5:46 pm
RIP my dearest Uncle Lloyd. I still recall you teasing me about my boy friends and calling all of them Sydney,lol. As children you would have Michael and I go into your room with a bag and told us to pick up all the change we could find in ten minutes. You were always smiling joking and when we had family get togethers the family could not wait for you to arrive. Rest easy Uncle Lloyd. The gates of Heaven has opened up for you. You can now be with nana, uncle Arthur, uncle Donald , auntie Madeline and my dad Thurman and my mother Mary. Xoxoxo
Dan McNulty from North Port, FL wrote on February 20, 2021 at 8:02 am
The legend Lloyd (Jack) I've always got your back Hedges. He was an amazing man whose contagious laugh I can still hear today. If you wanted to know absolutely anything about corrections all you had to do was sit and listen to Lloyd and his stories. Your family is in our prayers, Godspeed and take care of those in heaven my friend as I know you will. It was my utmost pleasure to say I knew and worked with you Sir.
Allan Staton from WARWICK wrote on February 20, 2021 at 12:53 am
I had the honor and pleasure of working with "Jack" for quite some time. I enjoyed his sense of humor as he was honest enough to laugh at himself sometimes. He WAS as professional as everyone writes. Truly a great man and proud veteran of the Korean war. Semper Fi and God speed Sir.
Rebecca Footman Willoughby from Massachusetts wrote on February 20, 2021 at 12:03 am
Condolences to the family.
Sheila Hepburn from Cranston, R.I. wrote on February 19, 2021 at 6:33 pm
My dearest Sister Betty and family. Please except my sincere condolences. Much love to you always
Joseph Knight from Pawtucket wrote on February 19, 2021 at 12:47 pm
Godspeed my friend you were a great one
Barbara Monteiro Butler from Pawtucket wrote on February 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm
My sympathies to the Hedges family. May he RIP.
Barbara Turner - Watkins from Providence wrote on February 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm
To cousins Betty, Warren, Traci, Grants, and family. I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences. I loved my "cousin" Lloyd. He was one of the kindest people I know. May his soul rest in peace. I pray also God will grace you comfort as you go through this season in your lives. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. <3
Ronald Brodeur from Warwick wrote on February 19, 2021 at 11:10 am
I first met Lloyd in 1973 when I started at the ACI. I had the pleasure of working with him throughout my career in several different facilities. Like many others, the knowledge and wisdom he shared with me were invaluable. He was the ultimate professional! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP my friend!!
Margaret Santosd wrote on February 19, 2021 at 9:56 am
Betty and family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband Lloyd. He was a quiet, kind and caring man who was able to capture your heart. I know he meant the world to you. May God allow Lloyd to get closer to the light and may He keep good watch over you and family during this time. I miss you my friend. Sending hugs and love. Please stay in touch.
THOMAS S WALTERS Jr from Cranston wrote on February 19, 2021 at 9:24 am
He was a true person every day while I served alongside him at the ACI. I could go to (Mr Hedges) with any issue! As always he would explain both sides. His power was not in his size but always in his heart! My wife’s family (The Cabrals) from East Providence knew him well; so Mr Hedges eyes watched over me & his love showed through! Thank you. We love you still. Sorry for your loss.
Michael Moore from Coventry wrote on February 19, 2021 at 9:19 am
Lloyd, I met you in 1990 and always respected your soft spoken manner, your humor and your willingness to share your knowledge and experiences to help others stay safe on the 'Toughest Beat'. I will always regret not writing your book. R.I.P.
Robin Hankinson from Fredericksburg wrote on February 19, 2021 at 8:57 am
Sending condolences and prayers to the Hegdes family. God bless you.
Stephen Boyd from Fort Myers wrote on February 19, 2021 at 8:06 am
Rest peacefully Lloyd, you were a great teacher to me through the years and always had a kind word and great wisdom. Your selflessness and charity to the community inspired all. You’ll be missed, Jack✌️. My condolences to your family. Peace.