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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39 entries.
Rock wrote on February 19, 2021 at 6:38 am
My condolences for the loss of a fine man, Officer Hedges. A man dedicated to helping others, a man who touched the lives of so many and was much appreciated for the difference he made in their lives. May the wonderful memories of this man continue to provide his family with comfort until God's promises are fulfilled. Isaiah 26:19; Psalm 37:11, 29
Hulda Fontes from Riverview,Fl 33579 wrote on February 19, 2021 at 1:40 am
So sorry to hear that my brother-in-law had passed away.May he rest in peace.Condolences to his wife and children and rest of his family. Please say hi too Mamie and Thurman. Love and miss them. Also My brother's Ted and Frankie.Mom and Dad. God Bless.
Stephen Marsella from Cranston wrote on February 18, 2021 at 9:22 pm
I’m happy to have worked side-by-side with Jack on many occasions and got to know him well. He will be missed but never forgotten at the department. I will always miss you Jack . I’ll see you on the other side God bless you.
Donna Collins wrote on February 18, 2021 at 9:18 pm
Eternal respect to Officer Hedges. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones! RIP, Sir.
David Caruso from Cranston wrote on February 18, 2021 at 8:33 pm
I had the pleasure of working with Lloyd over the years. He was a great officer always looked out for his brother and sister officers. He was a kind and generous man. It was an honor to have worked with you. May you Rest In Peace. Prayers too Hedges family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Joe Menezes from johnston wrote on February 18, 2021 at 8:20 pm
Lloyd, was always a pleasure to work with. After 50 plus years he had a few stories and experiences to share that always made the shift fly by. Rest in Peace brother.
Naomi Jacks Brown from Providence wrote on February 18, 2021 at 7:59 pm
Prayers and condolences to the Hedges Family.
Mike DeCesare from COVENTRY wrote on February 18, 2021 at 7:08 pm
It was an honor to work with him at the ACI, may he rest in eternal peace.
Bennie Lanes Jr from Beebe Arkansas wrote on February 18, 2021 at 6:58 pm
Rest In Peace “Trooper “
Sergio DeSousarosa from Providence, RI wrote on February 18, 2021 at 6:35 pm
I had the honor to work with Lloyd. He was a true gentleman and a fearless professional. He will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Philipblanchette from Cumberland wrote on February 18, 2021 at 6:03 pm
I had the pleasure of working with Mr Hedges, I always called him Mr Hedges. To me he was a legend. Condolences to his family.
Robert Machado from Cumberland wrote on February 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm
Lloyd was a great man. He cared about everyone around him. He will surely be missed by all. RIP Brother
Norman Plante from West Warwick wrote on February 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm
May you Rest In Peace, Correctional Officer Hedges . You were always kind and caring to your brother Officers. You will be remembered always . I wish your family Peace knowing you are an Angel watching down on them . Correctional Officer N. Plante HSC
Sabrina Cacador from Warren wrote on February 18, 2021 at 4:02 pm
My dear uncle Lloyd, you will truly be missed. May you fly high with the angels and please tell granddad and Dia I love and miss them! May you Rest In Peace. ❤️❤️
Patricia A O'Brien from Jamestown wrote on February 18, 2021 at 3:58 pm
Lloyd was an incredible Correctional Officer. You could count on him. He always had your back. Pleasure to have worked with him. My condolences to his family. R.I.P Lloyd
Joseph Legros from North Myrtle beach wrote on February 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm
Loyd was a legend condolences to family and friends🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Anthony Britto from PROVIDENCE wrote on February 18, 2021 at 3:07 pm
Lloyd helped a lot of people, he was a great person and he will be sadly missed.
JENNIE GAUL from GREENVILLE, RI wrote on February 18, 2021 at 7:41 am
My sincere condolences to the family of Lloyd Hedges, may he rest in eternal peace.
Karen A'Vant from Maryland wrote on February 17, 2021 at 10:39 pm
My condolences to the Hedges family. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾