Jeffrey Wayne Edens

January 9, 1961 - July 18, 2020

Jeffrey Wayne Edens, 59, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 1971, a North Fort Myers Highschool graduate (78), formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born January 9, 1961 in Toledo, OH.

Jeff worked at the Sanibel Marina and Gramma Dot’s restaurant for more than 30 years. “Chef Jeff” won the People’s Choice Award back to back years 2001-2008 during the annual Taste of the Islands event.  He was the familiar face helping boaters at the marina docks.

He always had a song in his head, a tune he would hum, a joke or story to tell, and a willingness to help anyone who needed it.  He loved to cook and to travel, going on many adventures with family. He was the crazy uncle that loved to get all of his nieces and nephews (Heather, Lauren, Emily Jo, Kurstyn, Dariane, Cade, Jessi Ann and William) riled up no matter their age, with his wit and youthful antics.    

A loving, devoted brother and son, he is survived by his mother, Beverly Edens-Randolph of Sarasota, FL; four siblings, Diana Tumey (Eric) of Bremerton, WA, Dawnn Seaton (Mark) of Spring, TX, Shane Edens (Danielle) of Willis, TX; and former sister in law, Jennifer Wilson, and Jodi Edens-Crocker (Jack) of Silver City, NM.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father, Kennon Wayne Edens (1998) and step-dad, Chester Randolph (2019).

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

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


  1. Glenda Green Jul 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Jeff was one of a kind. He was always smiling or joking around. I loved him from the 1st time i met him. RIP Jeff you and Ken have a lot to laugh about.

  2. Dee Paskowski Jul 22, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    My heart and prayers are with you all and I wish I could make this better. God bless all of you. Love,Dee p

  3. Denise and Dennis Jul 22, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Love to you all. In the short time I knew Jeff I loved his sense of humor, his laugh And his stories. He will be missed.

  4. Glenda Buendia Jul 22, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.

  5. Billie Newell Jul 22, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    My sincerest sympathy. There are no words that I can think of. Love to Bev and the family

  6. Nancy Brown Jul 22, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    All my love and prayers for the family .God Bless Be safe

  7. Judy Troendle Jul 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Hi…my husband Bill Troendle (also now in heaven)and I were best friends with Al and Audrey Edens….i would like to extent my condolences to Beverly and family….my thoughts and prayers..
    Judy Troendle

  8. Kimberly Hackworth Jul 23, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Cousin Jeff was always the life of the party. He had a contagious smile and a funny wit. You will be truly missed.

  9. Uncle Billy Jul 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    His face will always ring a bell ! You will be missed RIP 💔

  10. Laura Churchill (Finuf) Jul 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Jeff was always such a great brother figure him and Kevin where ornery as could be. It is a relief to know that Jeff and Uncle Kenny, dad and Kevin are all up there together watching over all of us. I was blessed to have known him most of my life. My first big crush. Aunt Bev I love you guys and you are in my prayers forever.

  11. Mack Slaughter Jul 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Please accept my condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of working with Jeff at Sanibel Marina. We worked together bringing boats from the East coast to Sanibel. I remember his red truck and that he was a good chef. RIP Jeff.

  12. Peggy Brown Jul 26, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Bev, Thinking of you and your family with love.

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