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.