Paulus Christian Najjar Leeper

Born on January 11, 1982

Departed on January 18, 2021 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Paulus Christian Najjar Leeper


Born 1/11/82  Died 1/18/21


On the morning of January 18, 2021, Paulus Christian Najjar Leeper “Paulie”

unexpectedly left this world.  A native of Nashville, Paul attended and graduated from the

University School of Nashville in 2000, where he was a merit scholar and honor student.

During those years, he was a member of the non-profit, independent, teen theatre company,

The Real Life Players.  This group worked tirelessly each year to benefit charitable causes

such as the Oasis Center, Vanderbilt Pediatric Aids Center, and other worthy organizations.

Paul graduated from Cumberland University with a degree in business communications.

He spent his post-graduate years in the service industry. Everyone who worked with Paul

relied on his leadership, ingenuity and high ethical standards.

As a young man committed to life-long learning, Paul was an enthusiastic reader and

easily engaged in conversations with others to share new information and enjoy relaxed

debate. He was most knowledgeable on a variety of subjects from science to politics. This

knowledge was an indispensable resource for his friends and family. Although he never

had any of his own, he was a magnet for children who endeared themselves to him when in

his presence. He will always be remembered as the gentlest of souls and a most helpful

family member and friend.  When author, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote, “Do things for

people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are,”

he must certainly have been thinking of Paul.

Paul is survived by this parents Paulus and Jennifer Najjar Leeper, brothers Brian

Leeper, James Leeper (Kim), and half siblings Beth Stewart, Jeff Leeper (Kim), Laura

Waynick (Jeff), and Sarah Tate (Doug) along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.




Paul’s funeral service will be held outdoors at the Belle Meade United Methodist

Church’s columbarium on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 11:00 AM.  Due to health concerns and

restrictions for gatherings, attendees will be limited to family members.  In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to the library of University School of Nashville or The Family

Resource Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit” Colossians 2:5.

12 Comments to Mr. Paulus Christian Najjar Leeper

  1. Auntie Julie says:

    Missing you already, Sweet One!

  2. Julia Thompson Christman says:

    I send my heart to you and your family in this time of profound sorrow. When I read the description that Paul was the gentlest of souls, it seemed only fitting, as “gentle” was the first word that came to me when I thought of you. May your broken hearts heal and may Paul’s memory be a blessing.

  3. Bekah says:

    Missing you everyday…still hoping you will just call or text me back like you always did. Love you!!

  4. Rosemary Zibart says:

    He sounds like such a wonderful person. Just the kind of guy that I most like. And the sort that often have a hard time in the world we live in that doesn’t appreciate the qualities he had in abundance. I’m so very I didn’t get to spend time with him in recent years.

  5. Dana and Orlando Davidson says:

    Dear Jennifer,
    Paul is gone too soon but never forgotten. So sorry for family and friends. All I can say is that God seems to pick the best ones… Hope that your Paulus is released from his pains and moving into our dreams and fondest memories.
    Love to him and the Leeper family and friends
    Aloha pumehana, Dana

  6. Betty White says:

    So sorry for your loss, Thinking of you at this time. Prayers

  7. Anita Courtney says:

    Jennifer and Paul,
    So very sorry to hear of Paulie’s passing. May God bless you and hold you close in this time of sorrow.
    Love to all your family,

  8. Julia Summerlin says:

    Jennifer and Paul,
    So very sad and just heartbroken. I am so very sorry you are going through this loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you both so very much.

  9. Uncle Monty says:

    I think this sums up Paul excellently. He was the first of the nephews, and a model of perseverance. Always a joy to talk to when I visited. I will certainly miss him.

  10. John C Hamner says:

    I fondly remember Paul. He was in Real Life Players with my children, Smith, Mimi and Nick Hamner. I am so heartbroken to hear this news and I give all my love to his family and friends. Fly high, my friend and take the place that has been prepared for you in Paradise.

  11. Suzanne FletcherThompson says:

    So sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. We remember him fondly, spending time at our home playing with TJ. He was an incredibly smart, kind and good person . Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly ,Suzanne and Harold Thompson

  12. Reeta Misra says:

    Jennifer, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family🙏🙏🙏
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    May God give you strength and peace.
    Peace and prayers for the departed soul. 🙏

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