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Brandi Reniece Goodwine

Rockville, Maryland

February 22, 1983 - May 11, 2024

Brandi Reniece Goodwine Obituary

Brandi Reniece Goodwine, the first child of Rodney and the late Beverly Goodwine, was born on February 22, 1983, on Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.


Brandi Reniece spent her school years in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Gulfport High School and graduated from Harrison Central High School in 2001. She played the clarinet, was a whiz with computers, loved hanging with friends, served in the color guard for the JROTC, and wanted to become a police officer at one point.


Once she learned to drive, Brandi Reniece enjoyed customizing her first cars—a Chevy Astro van and a Nissan Altima—and riding down the beach blasting her favorite bass-heavy Southern rap songs. She went through a tomboy phase with baggy jeans, polo shirts, and Nikes before switching them with designer jeans and halter-tops. Her siblings called her “Hollywood” because she put “IMQUEEN” on her license plate, wore stylish sunglasses, and played up her undeniable beauty.


As a teenager, one of Brandi Reniece’s favorite hobbies was styling her hair in signature bangs and twists. Her family encouraged her to become a cosmetologist, and in the fall 2001, she enrolled at Dudley Cosmetology University in Kernersville, NC. She would later join her mother in Montgomery County, Maryland.


She went on to establish Reniece & Company, eventually bringing her little sister Breon and twin sisters Shannon and Shamira Mullen onto the team. She created her own products, attended industry events, and spread healthy haircare advice on YouTube as RenieceHairTV. Her hair photos and philosophy were internet staples. She shared her hair journey on the photo site Fotki long before social media blew up. She was “the” Reniece to the leagues of women who wanted her growing hands on their heads.


On August 12, 2008, Brandi Reniece and Christopher Villegas welcomed their beloved son, Christian Johan Villegas, into the world. Brandi Reniece was a no-nonsense but loving mother. She enjoyed cooking her son healthy meals and homeschooled him for a few years.


When Christian wanted to start a business selling graphic designs and clothing, Brandi Reniece jumped in with wisdom and support. The mother-son team proudly sold his custom creations at a SneakerCon booth in July 2023. Whether it was enrolling Christian in basketball camp or driving from Rockville to Baltimore often to help him develop his boxing skills, Brandi poured her heart into raising her son to be multi-faceted, smart, and independent.


Philanthropy and public health were passions close to Brandi Reniece’s heart. She used her platform to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, donating thousands to those affected by the disease.


She willingly shared her love for music. She learned to play the bass and served on the Music Ministry at First Alliance Church in Silver Spring, MD. Brandi Reniece loved Sunday dinners in Woodbridge, VA, which included full course meals and basement jam sessions with her dad and sisters. She would dance, rap, and entertain everyone all night—her antics would become memes shared in the family group chat. She was naturally slim but could eat anyone under the table and was often the first one to claim all the leftovers.


Brandi Reniece is preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Owens Goodwine. She is survived by her father, Rodney and Venice “GiGi” Goodwine; son Christian Johan Villegas-Goodwine; siblings Nina Goodwine, Breon Goodwine, Rodney “R.J.” and Stephanie Goodwine, Rodney Goodwine Jr., Miya Goodwine; and a host of cherished family, friends, and clients.


A memorial service for Brandi will be held Saturday, May 25, 2024, 12noon at First Baptist Church, 55 Adclare Road, Rockville, MD 20850. 


In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in Brandi's name to National Action Alliance or Hope for the Day in support of Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Education. Donation certificates may be sent to goodwinefamilybusiness@gmail.com.  

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Brandi Reniece Goodwine hosted by Going Home Cremation & Funeral Care by Value Choice.

Brandi Reniece Goodwine, the first child of Rodney and the late Beverly Goodwine, was born on February 22, 1983, on Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.


Brandi Reniece spent her school years in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Gulfport High School and graduated from Harrison Central High School in 2001. She played the clarinet, was a whiz with computers, loved hanging with friends, served in the color guard for the JROTC, and wanted to become a police officer at one point.


Once she learned to drive, Brandi Reniece enjoyed customizing her first cars—a Chevy Astro van and a Nissan Altima—and riding down the beach blasting her favorite bass-heavy Southern rap songs. She went through a tomboy phase with baggy jeans, polo shirts, and Nikes before switching them with designer jeans and halter-tops. Her siblings called her “Hollywood” because she put “IMQUEEN” on her license plate, wore stylish sunglasses, and played up her undeniable beauty.


As a teenager, one of Brandi Reniece’s favorite hobbies was styling her hair in signature bangs and twists. Her family encouraged her to become a cosmetologist, and in the fall 2001, she enrolled at Dudley Cosmetology University in Kernersville, NC. She would later join her mother in Montgomery County, Maryland.


She went on to establish Reniece & Company, eventually bringing her little sister Breon and twin sisters Shannon and Shamira Mullen onto the team. She created her own products, attended industry events, and spread healthy haircare advice on YouTube as RenieceHairTV. Her hair photos and philosophy were internet staples. She shared her hair journey on the photo site Fotki long before social media blew up. She was “the” Reniece to the leagues of women who wanted her growing hands on their heads.


On August 12, 2008, Brandi Reniece and Christopher Villegas welcomed their beloved son, Christian Johan Villegas, into the world. Brandi Reniece was a no-nonsense but loving mother. She enjoyed cooking her son healthy meals and homeschooled him for a few years.


When Christian wanted to start a business selling graphic designs and clothing, Brandi Reniece jumped in with wisdom and support. The mother-son team proudly sold his custom creations at a SneakerCon booth in July 2023. Whether it was enrolling Christian in basketball camp or driving from Rockville to Baltimore often to help him develop his boxing skills, Brandi poured her heart into raising her son to be multi-faceted, smart, and independent.


Philanthropy and public health were passions close to Brandi Reniece’s heart. She used her platform to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, donating thousands to those affected by the disease.


She willingly shared her love for music. She learned to play the bass and served on the Music Ministry at First Alliance Church in Silver Spring, MD. Brandi Reniece loved Sunday dinners in Woodbridge, VA, which included full course meals and basement jam sessions with her dad and sisters. She would dance, rap, and entertain everyone all night—her antics would become memes shared in the family group chat. She was naturally slim but could eat anyone under the table and was often the first one to claim all the leftovers.


Brandi Reniece is preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Owens Goodwine. She is survived by her father, Rodney and Venice “GiGi” Goodwine; son Christian Johan Villegas-Goodwine; siblings Nina Goodwine, Breon Goodwine, Rodney “R.J.” and Stephanie Goodwine, Rodney Goodwine Jr., Miya Goodwine; and a host of cherished family, friends, and clients.


A memorial service for Brandi will be held Saturday, May 25, 2024, 12noon at First Baptist Church, 55 Adclare Road, Rockville, MD 20850. 


In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in Brandi's name to National Action Alliance or Hope for the Day in support of Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Education. Donation certificates may be sent to goodwinefamilybusiness@gmail.com.  

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Brandi Reniece Goodwine hosted by Going Home Cremation & Funeral Care by Value Choice.

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