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Paul T. Berridge

July 1, 1937 — April 7, 2024

Paul T Berridge departed this world and went to be with his Lord & Savior on Sunday, April 7, 2024.  Paul was born in Marion, Ohio, on July 1, 1937 to J. Howard Berridge and Bertha Jane (Dulaney) Berridge.  Rev. J. Howard Berridge moved the family to Adrian, MI where Paul graduated from Adrian High School in 1955.

Paul married Marguerite L Sheeks on March 17, 1957 and she was his partner as he started his part-time ministry in the Pilgrim Holiness Church later with the Wesleyan Church.  During this time, Paul also worked for Campbell's Soup Company in Napoleon, Ohio.  He worked six years before devoting himself into full-time ministry.  Paul completed his ministerial studies and graduated from Franklin Pilgrim College in Frankfort, IN in 1963.  Paul and Marguerite raised three daughters, Pamela Rae, Janice Elaine, and Valerie Kaye, and spent 39 years ministering together in Deshler, Ohio, Hicksville, Ohio, Lima, Ohio, Sandusky, Ohio and Springfield, Ohio, until her passing in 1996.  During his time pastoring he served on the District Board for many years and several committees.  On July 11, 2003, Paul married Gloria Berridge and continued his ministry with her by his side, eventually retiring after 54 years in the ministry.  After retiring Paul and Gloria moved to the Brooksville Wesleyan Village where they enjoyed traveling and vacationing with family and friends.  Paul also became the chaplain of Brooksville Healthcare Center where he was loved by the residents and staff.  

Paul is preceded in death by his first wife, Marguerite L (Sheeks) Berridge, his father and mother, J. Howard & Bertha (Dulaney) Berridge, his brothers, H. Earl Berridge, John Berridge, Virgil Berridge, his sisters, Glenna Hooker and Shirley Yochum and two daughters, Pamela Smith and Janice Berridge.  Paul leaves behind his devoted wife Gloria, one daughter, Valerie (Tim) Brown, two grandsons, Aaron (Alex) Brown, Joshua (Chelsey) Brown, one granddaughter, Maggie Smith, as well as a great grandson, Brooks Brown, and a great granddaughter, Alivia Brown, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Paul touched many lives during his ministry and will be deeply missed.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and so loved his family.  He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye football fan and became a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays.  He loved his Village family and until his declining health, he enjoyed being involved in activities and trips.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 12:00 pm with visitation one hour prior with family and friends at High Street Nazarene located at 1625 E. High St., Springfield, OH.  Graveside will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
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Saturday, May 18, 2024

11:00am - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

High Street Church of the Nazarene

1625 E. High, Springfield, OH 45505

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

High Street Church of the Nazarene

1625 E. High, Springfield, OH 45505

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