Dwayne Richard Mendenhall

June 25, 1977 - October 20, 2019

Dwayne Richard Mendenhall, 42, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 15 years, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Cape Coral. He was born June 25, 1977 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Dwayne was of the Catholic faith. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and son! He lived life to its fullest and was forever a child at heart! He will be remembered for his infectious smile and laughter, for his eagerness to lend a helping hand, and for his amazing heart. Those who were honored to know him will forever carry him in their hearts.

Growing up he was the life of the party… (and usually the D.J.), he is remembered for his jams and his versatile group. He loved his boys and their bond was indestructible.

He was a business owner and had wonderful customer service and was known for his trustworthiness. He had a vivacious personality and made friends wherever he went.

He loved to fish, hang out with his friends and most of all he treasured his children. He always thought of his family and friends first. He was a family man who served as the head of many households which included his mother and aunt, whom he loved dearly. He also carried an amazingly strong and immense love and admiration for his beautiful sister who was his biggest fan!! His wife and children were always his first concern!

It is with sad hearts that we learned how many lives he truly touched. We would like to thank all our family and friends for their support these last few weeks, although many of us were separated by time and distance, Dwayne was genuinely aware of all the love and support that was offered to him! We believe that this outpouring of love is what helped usher him peacefully home.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Rebecca Mendenhall of Cape Coral; loving mother, Victoria Mendenhall of Miami;  two loving children, Reagan Mendenhall and Aiden Mendenhall, both of Cape Coral; sister, Anna- Marie Roswald (Raymond) of Ridge Manor, FL; as well as an aunt, Claudette Aboud.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his father, Richard Mendenhall.

A Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Father Lawton Lang officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916, prior to the funeral.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Dwayne Richard Mendenhall are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. zita wilensky Oct 22, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    You were a special person, We will have fond memories of our times together. RIP, with Love Zita Adam & Aaron

  2. Stacey Ireland Oct 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Love you guys may his memory be eternal

  3. Michelle Ladin/ Calhoun Oct 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I Will ALWAYS remember that laugh, kind heart and the special love you and Becky shared. We all met what seems like yesterday…
    Your kind soul will forever leave an imprint on so many lives. God Bless you, may you be at peace and know your life will be celebrated!
    Michelle Ladin/ Calhoun

  4. Tamara Montgomery (Everman) Oct 22, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    I will never forget the special friendship we had growing up. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in eternal peace my dear friend.

  5. Cheryl Crane Riojas Oct 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    He will be missed by all. What a loving, caring man.

  6. Zaheer Mohamed (Moe) Oct 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    You will forever and always be our brother. You are the reason we became the band of brothers over the last 25 years plus. It’s impossible to imagine what life will be for us without you. I miss your infamous laugh already. You gave more love than you cared to recieve, and you always made sure we were all okay even when you weren’t. We are The Versatile Crew because of you. No one worked harder than you to keep us together. As a son, you are your mother’s and Aunt’s heart. As a brother, you are your sister’s guardian angel. As a husband, you are your wife’s everything. As a father, you are your children’s hero, and as our friend, you are our unity. Love you always brother.

  7. Leslie and Mike Carter Oct 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Dwayne, you will sorely be missed but never forgotten. I can hear the laughter now as you fill my dad in on the stories about you and James he never new about. Until we meet again. May you rest in eternal peace. 🙏🏻

  8. Andre Holding Oct 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    RIP, in peace you will truly be missed. You were truly a sweet and loving person.

  9. Deborah Waller Oct 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Dwayne and his family when my husband Dolan and I became part of their family. AnnaMarie married my brother Ray Roswold and although we had never meet before that day, it was like we were part of their family for years. We are praying for you all during this very difficult time. Love you all. Dolan and Deborah Waller

  10. Cynthia Tanner Oct 22, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Deepest condolences to his family. Dwayne was a joyous person with a huge heart and I will cherish the many fond memories of our friendship.

  11. Jose and Mary Oct 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Tio and I were so happy that you found such a special loving person to share in your life’s journey. We will never forget the loving smiles you shared between you. His warmth and loving support will be with you and the children always. Godspeed.
    Love 💕
    Tio and Mary

  12. Amer Isse Oct 22, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Praying for you all in this time of sadness. May his memory be eternal.

  13. Michele Cruz Cazalot Oct 22, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Dwayne, you have always been the kindest of souls. The best of the best. Good to your family, good to your boys and a loving husband and father to Becky and the children. May your light and infectious laughter continue to resonate through everyone you touched. God bless your precious family. Love you guys.

  14. Kathy Carrillo Oct 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”
    ‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    Our hearts ♥️ hurt for you sweetheart! We are in constant fervent prayer for you & the entire family! We are here! 🙏♥️🙏

  15. Fatima Freire and family Oct 22, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    How many of you remember this 4 years handsome little boy who I see growing into such man those moment when you guys play together and have shares so many nice memories , I really never see this end this way we forever will miss you but also share the tremendous amount of pain your mom have to endure probably fir the rest of her life I hope she can find the strength to continue with her life Vicky we love you and forever will support you 💕❤️❤️

  16. Brandon Cruz Oct 22, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Fond memories. Although untimely, sometimes all we can do is trust in Gods plan. You will surely be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to Becky and the kids and I pray for strength and peace.

  17. Jennifer Prendergast Oct 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I will always remember you with the beautiful smile you had
    I am always a part of your family as your aunt was my son’s babysitter RIP Dwayne you will be in our hearts.
    Jennifer,Roy, Mathieu & Tamika love you always ❤💙🙏

  18. Mrs. Norine Carrillo Magnanti Oct 22, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I never had the honor of meeting your amazing husband Rebecca! May the God bless you and your beautiful children with all the Blessings you deserve. My heart is broken that you must feel all the pain a widow, mother and endearing child of God had to suffer My prayers are with you.

  19. Harry and Rose Anderson Oct 22, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you, Rebecca, and all of your family. We will always treasure our fond memories of time spent together with Dwayne. We hope all the memories you share as a family will comfort you and bring you joy and peace. Everything that love could do was done. Our love to all.

  20. Lori Enriquez Oct 22, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    My love to all of you in this time of sadness. Dwayne was such a nice person all the time. He will be missed

  21. Sufanna Bernarduci (Ali) Oct 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Thankful our paths crossed in this life. Your were like a adopted little brother growing up around you and my brother. I will always have fond memories of you boys all at our home and remember your bright smile and contagious laugh. May God give your family and especially your mom, sister and wife the strength with your loss. Dwayne may God reward you with all the blessings you brought to others lives. You and Annmarie will always be dear to our hearts 💞. Rest In Peace.

  22. Downs Family Oct 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    We were blessed to know Dwayne…he was a great friend and will always be in our hearts…Love Mike and Patty Downs and family

  23. Mark P Kelly Oct 22, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I consider myself lucky to have been part of his life. His character was addictive. You loved being around him and he loved you being around. He cared about everything and nothing simultaneously. He made forgetfulness charming but remembered that shared moment that you’d let slip. His smile was contagious. His voice comforting. Few could pour out their soul or fill a dancefloor quite like him. We were all lucky to be part of his life, as he will always be a part of ours.

  24. Bridget Oct 22, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers Annamarie to you and your family..so sorry about your loss,🙏❤xo

  25. Lisa Mahelal Moolah Oct 23, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Dwayne, I can’t believe that you’re gone. I know you from when we were kids he was always nice kind and funny!! Rest in peace. keep being the way that you are in heaven watching down over your family and friends love u

  26. Louise-Rachel Deves Oct 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I love 💔 U cuz .. I will miss U so much .. I already do .. 😭.. I will defo miss your laugh your kind caring ways always checking on your friends and family .. u where a very loving man right across the borde.. I know u & Dominic where pals beside cousins but i know he will miss U so much too .. I know again on a clear nite when I look up in the night sky 🌌 the brightest star ⭐️.. U have left a imprint on many ppls life’s … Love U cuzzy ♥️.. I will always remember u and all the nice times we had when u use to visit Trinidad … rest easy mate till we meet in the next life / heaven 😭😘♥️✝️

  27. Heidimarie Viruet Oct 23, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Rebecca, You have my sincerest and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time, Keep those memories close of the years you’ve had together and the bond you shared like no other. Keep his memory alive through your children and the family you built together. Through the sadness, I hope with time the love you shared and the children will help you heal to always remember the good times. Sending prayers and love to you and your family for the days to come.
    Always your friend, Heidimarie

  28. John Spence Oct 23, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Dwayne was the greatest of guys. I was happy to see in the other memories of Dwayne that he was the same in my experience as he was to everyone else. He was kind, patient and diligent in all he did for my office. We all enjoyed Dwayne and looked forward to working with him on a regular basis. Recently, I was blessed to visit him and meet some of his family. I got to hear wonderful stories of Dwayne and see how much they loved him. Dwayne kept up his sense of humor and even cracked a couple jokes during my visit. He was looking forward to going home and being with friends and family.

    Dwayne, you are very special and I will miss you.

  29. DIANE WARD Oct 23, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Dwayne was such a nice man. I was able to chat with him on many occasions whenever I would pick up blueprints from his company. Rebecca my heart is truly broken for you and your beautiful children. I’m praying for God to comfort you all during this time and for as long as you need Him.

  30. Betty - The Wolter Group Oct 23, 2019 at 9:18 am

    We, at The Wolter Group, send our deepest condolences. Dwayne was a wonderful, fun-loving guy and we will all truly miss seeing him!

  31. James and Tammy Oct 23, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Dwayne you were taken too soon your loved and remembered for eternity R.I.P. my friend

  32. Charlie Eveleno Oct 23, 2019 at 11:24 am

    My sincerest and most sorrowful condolences to the Mendenhall Family. Working together for all these years now leaves a void that cannot be filled. Dwayne was a caring and considerate man, A helpful gentleman that always took the time to treat people with kindness and respect, he will be missed terribly. God put you on this earth to fulfill a mission and you have completed the task that was set out for you. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you. One day we will all be together again. All my love to the Mendenhall Family……..

  33. Giselle Kahl Oct 23, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Giselle Kahl and family

    Dwayne you will never be forgotten, you are one of my sweetest cousins . Your smile and laugh will always stay in our hearts. Our hearts and prayers go out to Rebecca, aunty Vicky, aunty Claudy , Anna Marie and the kids. Sending our love across the seas ❤❤

    Uncle Peter, aunty Cuddles ,Giselle, Meyada and Mahalia
    David and family .

  34. Mitzi Oct 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I will never forget your laugh and those amazing grilled cheese you’d make me at Hooters also how happy you made Becky. You will remain in our hearts and memories forever.

  35. Jessica Armstrong Oct 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Dwayne was such an awesome guy. Just all-around funny, smart, easy going. Becky, my heart hurts for you so much. Hanging out with the both of you was always great! I’m sorry we fell out of touch. May G-d give you peace. My condolences to you and all of the family.

  36. Sandra Scott Oct 23, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Dwayne rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.
    Condolences to the Mendenhall family. Vickie my friend stay strong and know that Dwayne is no longer suffering but with his dad now.
    Love Always
    Sandra Scott & Family

  37. Mariloly Garcia de Paredes and family Oct 23, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    My sweet Vicky, I have no words to express my sorrow for you. I can’t imagine how hard it will be to recover from this, but I hope this knowledge is of some comfort to you, that Dwayne is in the best place, in the company of God and his dad. God bless you and your family. ✝️🙏🏽

  38. Diane. Ann. Oct 24, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Dwayne gone too young but never to be forgotten. You will always be forever Young. Always so loving caring and willing to help even in your pain and illness. You were so accepting of your condition and went so gracefully to your home with Jesus when he called. We will always remember you and love you our handsome and beautiful cousin. Your smile and laughter will never be forgotten. Eternal rest grant into Dwayne O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him . May he rest in peace. Amen.😇🌹💖🙏

  39. MICHELLE BURTON Oct 24, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Auntie Vicki – job well done! He was a great man with good ethical fabric. His smile was contagious. He will be missed deeply.

  40. Margarita + Gregor Oct 25, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family.

  41. Silvia and Siegwart Oct 25, 2019 at 10:18 am

    We still can’t believe that Dwayne is not with us anymore. and we will never forget his smile, his gentle soul and kindness.
    When Dwayne entered a room he brought with him a radiation of peace. May our Lord bless you, Rebecca, and your family in this time of grief.

  42. Dan Bryan Oct 25, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    ❤️ Love and A lifetime of memories for as far back as I can even remember. Life won’t be the same without Dwayne’s laughter and genuine heart. Dwayne has always been more than a friend; we’re Family. I know Dwayne’s in the place with God, we all look forward to being some day, I just selfishly wish we had more time together here first. Prayers and Love to all the Mendenhalls! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Words cant express the sorrow!

  43. Lisa Ross- Burgos Oct 26, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Will never forget how helpful you were with my signs always willing to recreate or make better or have ideas. ….seems like just yesterday we were laughing about it. Will keep fond memories of Gift certificates on the sly for miss Becky on every holiday to keep her nails and toes on point, you were always the husband to make sure that she was well taken care of. Thank you for always having a big smile soon as I walk into The store, late as usual, will be weird without you….

  44. Chris Richardson Oct 29, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Although Dwayne was my customer, he was so much more than that. He shared his personal moments and love for his beautiful family. His company and how he treated other people was just as important….i valued his insight and stories he shared. He made me laugh on so many occasions. You are truly going to be missed, rest in peace

  45. Patrick McCarley Nov 2, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dwayne was a great conversationalist, and a calming personality.
    I will miss his hearty laugh. How lucky you were to have him.. We will be thinking of you all.

  46. Gabe Vasquez Feb 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    My first true friend. My brother, growing up with you I didn’t let no one come close to messing with you. Your friendship meant the world to me growing up and going to The Baby Ridge together, from Band to all the crazy things we did together that made us laugh uncontrollably. My heart is truly broken. Our promise still stands, “Brothers for Life” I will see you again in Heaven. Love you Gabe.

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