Thomas Joseph Paul

August 14, 1965October 13, 2021

Thomas Joseph Paul, age 56, went to be with his Lord on October 13, 2021.

Born August 14, 1965 in Vermont, he was raised on the family farm and worked for the volunteer fire and rescue squad.

Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl Paul; and sister, Tracey Paul. He is survived by his faithful and loving wife, Mary Paul; daughter, Taylor Zitta (Joseph); siblings, Raymond Paul (Kathy), Judy Folmsbee (Scott), David Paul (Deborah); and father, Terry Paul.

Tom worked as a fuel truck driver with Waccamaw Transport, handyman, and family chef. He enjoyed the mountains and spending time with his family. Tom served as a deacon and sang in the choir at Hardy Central Baptist Church where he met his wife. The family would like to thank the first responders of Henrico County for their services and assistance.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, at Hardy Central Baptist Church, 4655 Darbytown Rd., Richmond, VA 23231, with Rev. Dwayne Saunders officiating.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 23, 2021


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Kim Lumpkin

October 22, 2021

Mary , you and Tom were a match made in Heaven. Tom was so gentle and kind. A hug from him would just sooth your soul because of the Spirit of peace in him. Praying for your family and waiting til we see Beulah land soon.

williams shelia

October 20, 2021

Tom, you were blessed with kindness and love for others. You came into our lives when it was needed the most. We cannot question the reason why but just know that you left a place in our hearts that cannot be replaced. Mary and Taylor I love you to the moon, Tom was the light that shined bright in your lives. You were his world.
He will be missed. You know I’m here always. Joe, take care of them. Praying that God will wrap you all in his love. “God gives us strength to face anything”. (Philippians 4:13). Until we meet again!!!

Lauren Turner

October 19, 2021

Mary, I never had the honor of meeting Tom, but I saw many memories shared over the years and it is clear that you have a very loving husband. I am so sorry for your family’s loss and will keep you all in my prayers.

Julue Phillips

October 19, 2021

My beautiful childhood friend Mary, you are an amazing person. You are strong beyond belief and an example too many of us. I want you to know that my heart truly goes out to you at this time. Please know that you will be in my prayers daily. I am Sending you the biggest hug ever. I hope you know how much you are admired and loved. Truly I am sorry for this loss.

Trudi and Daniel Boone

October 19, 2021

Mary you and Tom ,are a Beautiful couple,I loved his happy smile, ❤️🙏 our Prayers for you and your family and friends 🙏❤️ we know you will find comfort in our Havenly father 🙏

Hubbardton liberty church family Woods

October 16, 2021

We will so miss you Tom, on our Facebook live church service. We always knew you were tuned in most sundays and were praying for us and any specific requests that came across the church page. We take comfort in the fact that you are now in the arms of Jesus. Even though we never met here on earth, we look forward to the day when we meet in Heaven. Rest in peace dear brother in Christ.
Your friends at Hubbardton Liberty Church
Hubbardton, Vermont
Pastor Glen R. Woods

Raymond Paul

October 16, 2021

Growing up with my brother, Tom and I work side by side, both on the farm, and even into our working environment. We hunted, fished, and camped out together. He and I had the same interests, and always bounced ideas off each other. Sure we had some differences, but we loved each other, and were protective of each other. We did our share of fighting, like brothers do, but we always made up.
It always messed with people when they saw us out together. They sometimes thought we were twins, but we were three years and one month apart. He had a heart of gold and loved helping others, always putting them first.
Tom loved and cherished his wife Mary and he was so proud of Taylor. Mary and Taylor brought so much joy to Tom.
Rest in peace my brother and my friend.
With Great love, Raymond, your brother.

Judy Folmsbee

October 16, 2021

I will always remember my brother as a gentle giant. Even though he would always intimidate any boy that dared date me in high school just by walking up and saying in his deep voice "what are ya doing with my sister?" Being so close in age (only 13 months apart), people never were sure who was older. But Tom would always remind me when I was being bossy (which was often) that he was the oldest and I needed to chill. I'll miss you dude! Love you Judy (DudyLynn) Rest in peace...

Jamie Withrow

October 16, 2021

Tom will be missed by so many. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Remember I'm only a call away. Love you all!!

Bessie Irelan

October 16, 2021

Mary, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your wonderful husband. I know the two of you were very happy . It actually breaks my heart that you are going through this. God is in control and I know he needed Tom. He is now singing with the angels and smiling down on you. If you need anything, please call. I miss you and love you very much.