Professor John S. Varfley, Jr.
Sunrise: March 6, 1936 – Sunset: December 15, 2018
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”….2 Timothy 4:7
It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the Varfley and Boayue families announce that our dearly beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin, John Saku Varfley, Jr., answered his Master’s call to go home from this world and be with his Maker in glory. This mournful event occurred on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA.
Prof. or Brother Molly as he was affectionately called, was an astute educator, an outstanding citizen, strong leader, mentor, servant of God, and most importantly, a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
He leaves to mourn and will be deeply missed by his wife, Mrs. Viola Boayue Varfley; Children: Romeo V. Varfley, Leo V. Varfley, Lettie S. Philips, Peggy Varfley Meres, Raddie Teresa Perry, and Setowah Varfley; Son-in-law: George Philips; Grandchildren: Romeo B. Varfley (RB), Precious Varfley, Calvin Linken Perry, Leo Varfley, Brandon Witherspoon, Telvin Caesar Varfley, Britney Haney, Viola Maya Varfley, Ayana Henries, Ronnavee Varfley, Aribya Henries, and Micah Varfley; Great grandchild: Alecia Soto; Brothers: Henry Varfley (Deceased), Edwin Varfley, William Varfley, and Solomon Varfley; Sisters: Annie Musu Taylor (Deceased), Meitta Varfley Twe, Esther Varfley Dundas, Rhoda Toure, and Martha Freeman; nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and all whom he so chose to share his life with in his earthly sojourn. His sons: Bismark Varfley, John Ceasar Varfley and daughter Darlene Varfley, all of whom have predeceased him.
We are thankful to the Almighty God for Mr. Varfley’s life, which was a blessing unto many, and pray for strength and grace as we further his legacy. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Funeral Service: Saturday, December 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Viewing: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Private Viewing – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Colesville United Methodist Church
52 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Interment: Immediately after the Funeral Service
Gates of Heaven (cemetery)
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Lettie S. Philips: (240)-277-9984
Leo V. Varfley: (267)-255-9354
Romeo V. Varfley: (646) 508-9742/718-503-8938
Phillip Boayue: (910)-489-9413
Setowah Varfley: (646)-384-7705
Raddie Teresa Perry: (301)-326-8012
Peggy Varfley Meres: (302)-898-0786