The Reverend Henry Hedgepath, longtime columnist for the Indianapolis Recorder and minister of the Gospel throughout the community, went home to be with his Lord on April 11, 2019.
Rev. Hedgepath was born June 10, 1944, at General Hospital in Indianapolis, to parents James and Ella Hedgepath. He graduated Crispus Attucks High School, Class of 1962, and studied journalism at Indiana Central College. He wrote his first column for the Indianapolis Recorder in 1966, and over the course of four decades, profiled scores of local residents and celebrities in his columns, “Who’s Who in the Community” and “Oh, Henry.”
Rev. Hedgepath delivered his first sermon on October 22, 1995, at Bethel AME Church, and proclaimed the Word of God in many congregations over the ensuing years. He was known throughout the community for his knowledge and love of the Scriptures.
He is survived by cousins in Indianapolis and Tennessee. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 2:00 pm at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian Street, with visitation from 12:30 pm to service time. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Final arrangements entrusted to Boatright Family Funeral Service.