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“My condlences JoAnn ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: William Lahrman - Quincy, IL

“I have remembered you in prayer, JoAnn. It has been a joy through the years to pray for Paul on his birthday through the Foreign Mission Board...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Patricia Ryser DuBose - Jackson, AL

“JoAnn, Words are so hard to come by at times like this. Thank you for inviting the ladies of our neighborhood into your home. I only met Paul on...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Woodard - Harvest, AL

“I was saddened to hear of his death. We lived next to him and his family in Fort Bliss, after coming there from Germany. He used to terrorize ...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Rothe Williams - NY

“My condolences to the Beduerftig family. I remember him as Gerd, the sweet little brother of my friend, Gisela, when we lived in Ft. Bliss, Texas ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: GISELA VOWE GALZERANO - FL

“JoAnn, We are so thankful to get to know you and Paul. I will always remember the Bibel Study we had together. It was a blessing to my life. And the...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Martina & Alexander Mitwalsky

“Joann, I feel unfortunate that I did not know your Paul more than just a "Hi or Bye" as I entered or left your home. I know he was a wonderful man of...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Paula Wilken - Harvest,, AL

“Dear Joanne, It's hard for us to believe that Paul is gone. We can still see him standing at the Brussels airport waiting to welcome us into Belgium....Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Phil & Myra Kitchin - GA - Friend

“If we can help in any way just let us know. You will be in our prayers. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: William & Michele Tetrault - AL

“Norma and I were so shocked and saddened to learn of Paul's sudden death. We fondly remember our time together at Mt. Zion, and the joy of knowing...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: John and Norma Herndon - AL

“Memorial Tribute to Paul BeduerftigOur dear friend has "Crossed over to Heaven". We celebrate his life while grieving with his dear wife Joanne,...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Ray and Helen Reynolds - Friend

“JoAnn I was shocked and sadden to hear of Paul's sudden death. My prayers are with you. I remember with fond memories of how Paul encouraged me and...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: ,Jim Grant - Alton, IL - Friend

“Jo Ann,We were certainly shocked to hear that Paul has gone on to be with the Lord. It seems strange that the thing we long for the most leaves such...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Don & Margaret Reid - TN - Friend

“We could fill a book with our memories of Paul. From the day we arrived in Belgium 19 years ago to today, Paul has been our Pastor and friend. Paul...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Peter, Angie, AJ, and Isabella Frost

“Paul and JoAnn have always been great neighbors. After April 27, 2011, they came over to share several meals with us, most notably the one where we...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Carla Holder - Harvest, AL

“The Brannons send there love to you Joanne. You know we loved Pastor Paul very much. I was sadden when I heard the news but, then I thought of Pastor...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ron and Isabelle Brannon and girls - GA

“Twenty 20 years ago, God lead me to IBC Jurbise and because of His love in Pastor Paul and the IBC family I felt welcomed and at home. I thank God...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Suggs - Rex, GA

“Jo Ann, Our first meeting was in our home before we went to serve as pastor at IBC Jurbise, Belguim. Thanks for your support, prayers and...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Ralph & Betty Warren - Walterboro, SC

“JoAnn, we were saddened to hear that Pastor Paul had gone on to be with The Lord. We also rejoice knowing the promise we have in Christ Jesus. We are...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle and Jeff Muehleisen - NV

“Pastor Paul was truly a spiritual father to me, who showed me Jesus and taught me to love and trust Him. I will be forever grateful to the Lord for...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Sue and Steve Mixsell - San Jose, CA

“JoAnn, We were greatly saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful Pastor and friend. He led his flock with love and wisdom and we will always...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Rob and Patty Hall - Bellevue, NE

“We met 22 years ago and our lives were forever changed by Pastor Paul. He was a mentor, leader, and friend. Every day of his life he shared Jesus...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Rick and Ada Tang - San Antonio, TX

“The staff of Lathan Funeral Home wish to express our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. Wayne Lathan, Cheryl Lathan, David Jones,...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Wayne Lathan and Staff of Lathan Funeral Home

Gerhard Paul Beduerftig, age 71, born August 31, 1941, passed away November 24, 2012. Mr. Beduerftig was a native of Germany and resident of Harvest, AL. He was a retired Southern Baptist Missionary with the Southern Baptist Convention. Mr. Beduerftig was pastor of Agapé International Church, Huntsville, AL. He served as a missionary in Belgium and Germany for 17 years, was a former pastor in New Orleans, LA at Airline Baptist Church, and was also formerly an engineer at Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Beduerftig graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as graduating from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology Degree and Master of Religious Education.

Survived by:

Wife- JoAnn White Beduerftig of Huntsville, AL

Sister- Giesla Sprague of Ft. St. Lucie, FL

Preceded in death by parents, Hermann Fritz and Elly Tiedt Beduerftig

Visitation will be Thursday, November 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Jackson from 1:00 P.M. until the Service begins at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Bobby Burt officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Jackson, AL.