April 27, 1942 – February 1, 2021
Passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife, May Hoppe, at his side on February 1, 2021. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Willie Hoppe and Lucille Catelana. Paul honorably served in the Navy before attending college. He enjoyed his time in college prior to working for Ethyl Corporation and Express Courrier Services. In his later years, his hobbies consisted of gardening and baking many delicacies for the community to enjoy. Paul was dedicated to his church community and his Catholic faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Livingston Parish and Baton Rouge. He attended many bible-study classes at Immaculate Catholic Church. He strove daily to set an example of personal relationship with Jesus for his family and community. Paul is survived by his ever-devoted wife, May Hoppe. They were married for forty-seven years. He is survived by his five children: Miranda Wing and husband; Robert Hoppe and wife; Derrick Hoppe; Cassandra Dietrich and husband; Sabrina Hoppe. He is survived by his eleven adoring grandchildren who had been enriched by having him in their lives. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 8:30am until 10:30am, Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at Immaculate conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen memorial Park. He is preceded in death by one grandchild. He has been blessed by nine great-grandchildren prior to his passing.