Ridout's Gardendale Chapel

2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL


Jeffrey Lee Sorensen

November 21, 1986February 8, 2020

Jeffrey Lee Sorensen, age 33 of Opelika, Alabama and native of Mount Olive, Alabama left this world to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Jeffrey was born on November 21, 1986 to Wayne “Bubba” Sorensen and Debbie Bishop Sorensen.

Jeffrey is known as a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, but his absolute favorite title was “Daddy” to Jaxon Lee “Sticky” and Sadie Lynn “Cuppycake”. His love for his family was like no other love, and his role as a father was his greatest honor. Jeffrey could light up a room with his infectious smile. He never met a stranger, and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. His strong work ethic, paired with his willingness to help anyone, and capability to fix anything added to the many reasons everyone loved knowing him. Jeffrey was a natural born, avid fisherman, and always had an adventurous spirit. He enjoyed cooking for the ones he loved, then joining them around the table. He cheered the loudest for Alabama football. Jeffrey was unique in so many ways and touched so many lives through his generosity.

He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Debbie Sorensen; his wife, Natasha Hanney Sorensen; his son Jaxon Lee Sorensen; his daughter Sadie Lynn Sorensen; his sister and her family, Amy Sorensen Tucker, Mark, Emmett, and Annalise; his grandmother, Carolyn Sorensen; his grandfather, Bill Barrett; his mother-in-law, Denise Hanney Jacobson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jeffrey was welcomed into Heaven by his grandmother, Elizabeth Barrett; his grandfathers, Ernest Sorensen and Hollis Bishop; his aunt, Denice Cash; and his uncles, William Bishop and Jerry Chamblee.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at First Bap-tist Church of Mount Olive. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Mount Olive on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm with a brief visitation from 12:00-1:00. Burial will immediately follow at Mount Olive Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations for the children’s future will be accepted at any Cadence Bank lo-cation, or can be mailed to “Sorensen Children's Education Fund,” Attn: Wayne or Debbie Sorensen, P.O. Box 1886, Gardendale, AL 35071.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


Jeffrey Lee Sorensen

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Ron & Dorothy McKeever

February 13, 2020

On behalf of our grandson, Micah, who also left us at an early age, we want you to know that we share your sorrow. He and Micah were in kindergarten together and may have shared other events but our hearts grieve because we know what you are going through. Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Randi Lynn Crow (Hitt)

February 13, 2020

Bubba, Debbie, and family,

I am absolutely heart broken for y'all! I pray that God's comfort and grace covers each one of you during the coming days, months, and years.


I'm going to miss our yearly birthday texts! Thank you for all the fun times! You will truly be missed by all of us!

Cindy Vines

February 12, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Jeffrey is of him wrestling with Louis and Misti Boackle’s kids on the living room floor in the Sorensen home. It was such fun to watch all the moves made!!! Jeffrey loved playing with kids, and I know that was certainly true of his own. Prayers for comfort and peace for Wayne, Debbie, Natasha, Jaxon, Sadie, Amy, Mark, and the rest of the family are being prayed. We love you all!!!

Chesley Rutledge

February 12, 2020

Enjoyed working with you man! My condolences go out to your family.

Danny Teel

February 11, 2020

Loved working with you man and just can’t believe your gone. RIP brother till we meet again.

Renee Houston

February 11, 2020

Jeffrey was not only a student of mine in second grade at Mt Olive Elementary but also a friend of my son. He was at our home on many occasions growing up and was such a fun loving and sweet guy. As he got older and I would see him in the community he always spoke to me and caught up on what was going on in life. His sweet demeanor, politeness and his cute dimples when he smiled is what I’ll always remember about him. Prayers to his parents and sister in the days ahead. Hugs to you all. Thankful Jeffrey knew Jesus and we will be reunited in heaven one day.

DeAnn Johnson

February 11, 2020

I knew Jeffrey most of his life from the Mt. Olive Ball Park then he was my neighbor in the Apartments I lived in when he was about 19. He and his roommate were like Sons to me they would come borrow items they needed to cook with or Paper Towels and sometimes they just needed to talk. Jeffrey always had a smile on his face and was always so sweet. He will truly be missed.

Kelcie Finn

February 11, 2020

Belinda Holloway

February 11, 2020

I have known Jeffrey for so long and one thing that has always been true, is that he always had a smile on his face. He used to call me mom, and to me, he was like a son. He will be greatly missed.