Brenda K. Wolfe, of Mount Airy, Maryland passed away in the early morning of Monday, October 9th at Georgetown University Hospital due to complications of Covid. She was surrounded by her husband, two daughters, and son-in-law in her last moments. She was 58 years old and days away from her 38th wedding anniversary.
Brenda was born March 12, 1965 to Virginia and Austin Kinna in Rockville, Maryland. She was a cheerleader in middle school and an avid volleyball player during her years at Damascus High School. After graduation, she went on to receive a certification in Special Education from Montgomery College. Brenda was highly involved with church, often volunteering at church camps and teaching Sunday School classes.
Brenda married Ralph Wolfe on October 12, 1985, and for the first ten years of their marriage she worked in the Math Department for Damascus Elementary School until she became pregnant with her first child.
One of Brenda’s greatest joys was dedicating years of her life to homeschooling her two daughters from pre-k all the way to their graduation from high school. She spent late nights putting together lesson plans and finding ways to make learning fun and immersive. It was no surprise then, that after ushering her own children through school, that Brenda wanted to find ways to continue teaching. She found that connection through her local Community Bible Study where she was able to put together lessons and crafts for the children who attended. She spent much of her time in her dedicated craft room where she imagined creative ways to share the Bible and the message of God’s love.
Brenda was a two-time kidney transplant recipient, and many will never understand the weight she carried over the past fourteen years as she and her family made sacrifices and difficult decisions to protect her health. Through many trials and health scares, Brenda was resilient and fought through them all with grace. Now she has finally found peace and full restoration in her heavenly home.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Ralph, her daughters, Britney and Stephanie, and her son-in-law, Chris. She is also survived by her mother, Virginia Kinna, and her brother and sister: Dean Kinna and Wanda Closs.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Mt. Airy.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 19th from the funeral home chapel with the family receiving friends from 10 a.m. until service time.
Interment will follow at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, with a luncheon immediately after at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.