Roosevelt Wolf, Sr.
May 13, 1949 – February 10, 2022
VISITATION: Friday, February 18th from 5pm to 7pm at West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, February 19th at 10am at Greater Beth-el Temple, 1502 N. 52nd Street. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the family.
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Roosevelt Wolf, Sr. was born on May 13, 1949, in Omaha, Nebraska to Eddie and Rosa Lee Wolf. To this union six children were born: Pearl, Lily, Charles, Roosevelt, James, and Randolph. Roosevelt’s extended family also included two younger brothers, Carl and Edward Tibbs, and younger sister, Tyrhonda Tibbs. His skin complexion would earn him the nickname “Red”. Roosevelt attended Lake Elementary and Horace Mann Jr. High School and went on to be a proud graduate of Technical High School here in Omaha, NE. Roosevelt was no stranger to hard work. After graduation, he worked at Wilson Packing Plant, Safeway Dairy Plant, and Campbell Soup Company until September 19, 2001, when he suffered a stroke.
The Lord had plans for Roosevelt. He was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost under the late Bishop James P. Foster. He was under his leadership until Bishop Foster’s passing, but God would not leave him without a shepherd. Roosevelt continued to serve in the ministry under the direction of the late Bishop Dr. Nelson G. Turner. On July 22, 1972, Roosevelt was married to Cherylene Avon Kemp and gained a daughter, Vanessa Kemp. To this beautiful union, three more children were born: Roosevelt, Jr., Eric and Adam. Roosevelt Sr. continued to strengthen and develop his walk with the Lord under the excellent tutelage of his current pastor, Bishop Calvin J. Gould, Sr.
Over time, Roosevelt’s health began to decline. He would call Bishop Gould while in the hospital and talk about a variety of things including his health and the anointed messages from his Pastor. Roosevelt would go on to suffer several small strokes, but that didn’t stop him from wanting to hear God’s Word and be around the saints. He would press his way to afternoon Bible Classes. Afterwards, Roosevelt would have spirited conversations with Sis. Lucille Turner about the Nebraska Cornhusker Football team and how bad they were playing. And of course, Sis. Lucille would defend them until she was blue in the face. Roosevelt, Sr. loved to fellowship and talk about the good ole days at Tech High School. And the conversation would end with him recalling and talking about the Goodness of the Lord. As God continued to bless him, he would faithfully join the Sunday School Zoom classes and attend in person services as much as his health would allow. On February 10, 2022, Roosevelt Sr. went home to be with our Lord.
Roosevelt Wolf, Sr. is preceded in death by parents, Eddie and Rosa Lee Wolf; siblings: Lily Hudson, Deacon Charles Wolf, Sr, Pearl Kelley; son, Adam Edward Wolf; grandson, Terrance “TJ” Burks. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Cherylene of Omaha, NE; daughter, Vanessa Frost (Steven) and family of Chicago, Illinois; sons, Roosevelt, Jr. (Deonne) and family, Eric Sr. (Jodi) and family; daughter-in-law, Clarissa and family; sister-in-law, Ruthie and family; brothers: James, Sr. (Betty Ann) and family, Randolph (Myrtice Hinkle) and family, Carl Tibbs, Edward Tibbs; sister, Tyrhonda Tibbs all of Omaha, NE; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; best friends: Leroy Long, Deacon John Butler, Jr., Deacon Palmer Anderson, Jr., and Deacon Gerald Lemon; many dear friends, as well as Bishop Calvin and Lady Valerie Gould; and the entire Greater Beth-el Temple Church Family.