Brother Jonas Wolfe, Jr., son of the Late Annie Bell Wolfe and Marion Wolfe was born on March 29, 1037 in Lone Star and reared in Orangeburg, South Caroline. He was the second son of three boys. God saw fit to call Brother Wolfe home on January 2, 2019 at The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun County. He leaves his foot prints in the sands of time to be remembered by everyone, his family and friends.
He attended the public schools of Orangeburg County where he received his formal education. Then he enlisted into the United States Army and was honorable discharged after two years of active duty. Following his tenure in the military, he moved to Harlem, New York were he met the love of his life, Hazel Yarbrough, whom he affectionately called "chick." Brother Wolfe was united in holy matrimony to Hazel. They were blessed with an adorable daugghter, Felicia. Afterward the family relocated to Englewood, New Jersey. The birth of their second daughter, Kim and only son Jonas, III "JJ" brought much joy to the already blessed family.
Brother Wolfe was employed by the City of Englewood, New Jersey Department of Public Service. While employed by the City of Englewood, he received his CDL Truck Drivers License and completed the surpervisor training course from Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey. Upon his retirement after 36 years of faithful and dedicated public service, he was honored with a PRoclamation from the Mayor and City Council of Englewood for serving 29 years as Chief Shop Stewart of RWDSU Local 29 for over twenty years before becoming a supervisor. He was also presented an Award of Appreciation from Mayor Michael J. Wildes and City of Englewood for 36 years of outstanding service to humanity. Additionally, he was the Past Worshipful Master and a proud member of Ebenezer Masonic Lodge No. 18 for over 30 years and the American Legion Post No. 58 for 37 years. Both in Enlgewood, New Jersey.
Brother Wolfe became a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Orangeburg, South Carolina at a very young age. While residing in Englewood, New Jersey he became a member, by Christian experience, of the First Community Baptist Church and was an avid church goer. After his retirement from the City of Englewood Department of Public Service, the family moved to Orangeburg County near Rowesville, South Carolina. Later, he joined St. Stephen Baptist Church in the Sixty-six community of Branchville, South Carolina where he served faithfully with the Trustee Ministry until his health failed. His strong love of God remained steadfast.
Brother Wolfe leaves to cherish previous memories his lovely wife of 59 years, Hazel Wolfe; three children, Felicia Wolfe (Mark Hutchinson) of New York City, New Year; Kim and Jonas, III "JJ" Wolfe both of Rowesville, South Carolina; two daughters; Patricia Haynes of Bergenfield, New Jersey and Patricia West or Orangeburg, South Carolina; ten grandson: Eric Wolfe and Tory Haynes of Bergenfield, New Jersey; Kevin Wolfe of Teaneck, New Jersey; Shawn Wolfe of Wilmington, North Carolina; Mark, Christopher and Darius Hutchinson of New York City, New York; David West of Orangeburg, South Carolina; Dominic West of Sumter, South Carolina; and Greg Robinson of Virginia; one granddaughter; Veronica Haynes of High Point, North Carolina; one brother: Hercules (Daisy) Wolfe of Orangeburg, South Carolina; one brother-in-law; Lloyd Pugh of Englewood, New Jersey; two sister-in-laws; Georgene Yarbrough of Englewood, New Jersey and Marilynn (Eldridge) Dockery of Hackensack, New Jersey; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and special friends.